Honouring local radio legend
Studio name in tribute to Reg Kerslake
THE 4DDD Community Radio station has renamed one of its studios in honour of an iconic Dalby announcer.
The team at 4DDD gathered for their Christmas break-up party to unveil the Reg Kerslake Studio (formerly Studio A).
Reg Kerslake was a prominent figure at Gallery 107 and played an important role in starting up the station in October 1991.
The retired announcer was a member of the Dalby Amateur Radio Club that, with the Dalby Rotary Club, established Dalby Community Radio 27 years ago. The station has been running ever since.
Mr Kerslake was previously a president and manager for 4DDD, and was also a popular announcer in his time.
The radio personality is responsible for training most of the team who work at the station now, and at one point was even the technical director for the
❝If it wasn’t for Reg, the station would never be here ...
— James Wagner
station and its shows.
A jack of all trades with a knack for making people laugh, he is known for his cheeky personality and outstanding announcing skills.
Mr Kerslake had to retire from his duties earlier this year due to his health.
This did not stop chairman James Wagner from wanting to rename the studio in honour of the legendary announcer.
Mr Wagner said Mr Kerslake was such an important figure at the station that it was an easy decision to rename the studio after him.
“Reg has been a major influence to this radio station,” Mr Wagner said.
“If it wasn’t for Reg, the station would never be here, I wouldn’t be here and a lot of people in this community wouldn’t have had the opportunity to get on air and to see what it’s like to be in the media.”
Sean Pocock has been an announcer at the station since 2010 and Mr Kerslake helped him get his start in radio.
“He’s awesome,” Mr Pocock said.
“It was good to have him be the boss man a few years ago, and it’s so good that this place is still running and has been for 27 years.”
A plaque was unveiled on Friday in front of the Community Radio team as well as Mr Kerslake and his wife.
Mr Kerslake summed up the experience with four simple words.
“Well I’ll be buggered,” he said.
ICONIC ANNOUNCER: Former 4DDD president and announcer Reg Kerslake in the Reg Kerslake Studio.