Mix94.5 mourns loss of host Shane MacFarlane

Southern Cross Austereo Perth station Mix94.5 is mourning the loss of breakfast host Shane McFarlane, who died on Wednesday morning complications from an ongoing gastric health issue.

The radio veteran who was part of Mix94.5’s breakfast show, ‘Clairsy, Shane and Kymba’, with co-hosts Dean Clairs and Kymba Cahill, and was held in deep affection by Perth radio listeners and colleagues.

Shane McFarlane

McFarlane began his broadcasting career began in WA’s north west and took him all over the country to Noosa, Newcastle and Canberra before he returned to Perth and started at Mix 94.5 in January of 2000.

Beginning on air as an evening announcer, but then moved into Drive with Dean Clairs ‘Clairsy’ and together they formed the genesis of mix94.5’s incredibly successful Drive Show, The Big Couch.

Kymba Cahill joined the Drive show in 2010 before they were promoted to breakfast in 2012.

Linda Wayman, SCA general manager, Perth, said: “We’re in shock after learning of the passing our much loved friend and colleague Shane McFarlane.”

“I speak for many of us who worked with Shane over his 15 year career at SCA, when I say that we are deeply saddened to hear this news. As a community we’ll mourn the man who gave us many laughs to kick start our day.”

“He was a larger than life personality around the office and on air and he will be missed by all. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Shane’s son Blake and his family.”

Memories, messages and condolences can be posted on mix94.5’s Facebook page.

Nic Christensen 


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