It is with great sadness that we learned on Sunday that Ian Gracie had passed away on Saturday 19 December.
Ian was an Indigo FM CoM member from 2017-18, stepping up to take on the Secretary’s role at our 2017 AGM. He commenced co-hosting radio shows in early 2017 under the guidance of regular presenter Dan Goonan, the two of them forming a very close bond. Through Dan’s encouragement, Ian was able to explore his love of music and together they presented the Sunday night show The Irreverents along with fellow presenter Norm Gay.
Ian was the driving force behind our bid to move our Beechworth studio to Bunya House from Beechworth Secondary College, where we happily have set up our Beechworth base in partnership with BULS (Beechworth Urban Landcare and Sustainability). This move in hindsight was visionary and we are indebted to Ian for his skilled and professional guidance through the tender process.
Ian died from cancer which he had been battling privately for some time. He will be fondly remembered as a very warm and generous family man and friend to many.
He is survived by his wife Beth and two daughters Lilly and Teresa and we extend our deepest condolences to them.