Legendary radio broadcaster Paul B Kidd dies age 76

Legendary Australian radio broadcaster Paul B. Kidd has died aged 76 after a protracted illness.

Mr Kidd was co-host of weekend show The George and Paul show on 2UE for 15 years before moving to 2GB in 2016.

He began his career on radio as a fishing reporter before moving to a permeant co-hosting position, becoming a fixture on Sydney radio and an ongoing ratings leader.

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2GB presenter Clinton Maynard said Mr Kidd's passing would have a profound impact on the Australian radio industry.

"It's devastating for all of us in the radio business, particularly this radio station and this radio network," Mr Maynard said.

"To demonstrate the significance of Paul B. Kidd as a radio broadcaster, 2UE was not the dominant station in Sydney for many years.

"George and Paul's program on weekends was number one for years. And that had so much to do with Paul's amazing relationship with George Moore and his amazing relationship with the listeners.

"He was a unique Australian character that listeners could relate to."

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Host of 2GB Breakfast Ben Fordham paid tribute to Mr Kidd, describing him as a "generous soul".

"Lovely tributes on 2GB for radio champion Paul B Kidd. He was a generous soul and offered me plenty of support over the years," Mr Fordham wrote.

"Paul was a true crime writer, television producer, radio host and raconteur.

"We love you mate. And we'll miss you."


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