COMMUNITY radio station 89.7FM is mourning the loss of one if its most valued volunteers, David Apps.
Station chairwoman and presenter Sue Myc said the 83-year-old, who had been her producer on the Wednesday Morning Show for more than 14 years, died suddenly last week of a suspected heart attack.
“At 83 years young, he was an inspiration to all to show that even in retirement, you can still do the things you are passionate about,” she said.
“He had a great sense of humour and even though his physical body had let him down in recent times, his mind, up until the end, was as a sharp as a tack.
“He would often wheel in the studio with his chair shouting about something and asking if we had heard the latest track by so and so; he was totally with the new music scene and very passionate about it all.”
The announcer said she did the Wednesday Morning Show with Nina Henderson, Stephen Herbert and David.
“It will never be the same again without him, but in his words, as he often said, ‘Sue, the show must go on’,” Ms Myc said.
“Ironically he left this world on a Wednesday; I am sure he would think that was funny.”