Doug Mulray Death, Obituary – Doug Mulray, a veteran radio announcer in Sydney, passed away at the age of 71. In the 1980s, Mulray’s “Triple M breakfast show” became his most notable claim to fame, earning him the endearing nickname “Uncle Doug.” In addition to that, he was the host of several television shows, such as “Beauty and the Beast,” “Star Struck,” and “The Doug Mulray Show.”
In 2019, Mulray was recognized and honored with induction into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame.
The news that Mulray passed away yesterday was confirmed by multiple friends in addition to the radio station Triple M Sydney. After beginning his career in regional radio in New South Wales, Mulray shot to stardom in the late 1970s while hosting the radio program Double J on ABC.
In the 1980s, he dominated the FM airwaves as the host of the breakfast program on Sydney’s Triple M radio station. He signed out his final show in 1992 with the words “I’ll cop you later.” In addition to hosting radio programmes on 2WS and 2SM, he was also the host of a number of television shows, including Beauty and the Beast, Star Struck, and the Doug Mulray Show, on which he routinely laughed off criticism.
A man may be seen occupying the spot behind the microphone in a radio studio.
The Double J/Triple J Morning Program on ABC Radio is being hosted by Mulray, who is positioned behind the microphone (Supplied) According to what he told his audience, “Sue Williams of the Australian (said): ‘Mulray is Hulkitudinally challenged by the way.'” I know my audience, so I know that means ugly.
She continued by saying, “His lack of classic good looks makes him non-threatening,” which exemplifies what she meant. On the red carpet in Sydney, Doug Mulray makes his entrance.
In 2010, Doug Mulray made his way down the red carpet at the ARIA Hall of Fame event that was held at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion (AAP: Sergio Dionisio)
Only 33 minutes into his new role as host of the television program Australia’s Naughtiest Home Videos, he was famously fired live on air by Kerry Packer, the head of Channel 9. On various social media platforms, remembrances of the iconic radio personality have been offered by his friends and followers. At the 2019 Australian Commercial Radio Awards, Mulray was recognized for his contributions to the radio industry and inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame.
Affectionately known as “Uncle Doug,” Mulray collaborated with notable figures in the media such as Andrew Denton and Peter Fitzsimons during his career. On social media, Fitzsimons paid respect to his co-host and colleague. Privileged to co-host with him for a couple of years,” he said, “his special skill was to be wildly hilarious while right on the edge and never blinked.” “An legendary radio man,” he said. “His specific ability was to be wildly amusing while right on the edge and never blinked.”
“Miss Lizzie was the one and only love of his life.