It is a sad day for ABC Radio, with the announcement that John Cargher, presenter of Radio National’s ‘Singers of Renown’ is to retire, after 50 years at the National Broadcaster.
Mr Cargher began presenting his signature programme in 1966, and it was supposed to last for just 13 weeks!
He was also well known for presenting ‘Music for Pleasure’ on ABC Radio for more than 30 years, ending in 1997.
His final broadcast, before a series of retrospective highlights programmes, will be 4:00pm Saturday, 26 April.
A great loss to the ABC, and to his many listeners. May he enjoy a long and happy retirement, surrounded by beautiful music.