AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY MUSIC BROADCASTERS HALL OF FAME
Sadly Maurie passed away Dec 14 2013.
Maurie can be heard on Adelaide's Coast FM 88.7 MHz every Friday 2-4PM.
At an early age Maurie was struck down with a disabling affliction of his legs so he was unable to attend normal schooling. His mother enrolled him in correspondence lessons through the school of the air Pt Pirie. This changed his life as he became interested in radio, making his own crystal sets and progressing to valve radios. This interest put him in a good position to take up a career with the old PMG for 40 years.
In 1983 he did a Christian spot for 5PBA at Salisbury. He was offered "Saturday Country" as well. From these two early programs we have the mix today of 712 presentations to air on Coast FM. Maurie was invited to join this station in 1990, when the station was setting up, doing test broadcasts and looking for formats.
Congratulations to Maurie Huxley on your award from the Hall of Fame. A true Christian gentleman who loves his country.
Your listeners and supporters, and members and management of Adelaide's Coast FM thank you for many hours of listening pleasure. A well deserved recipient.
Roving Reporter Frankie Baker
Wally Sparrow brought back the award from Tamworth. He is shown presenting it to Maurie at a Coast FM Studio
(Picture by F Baker)