How did Gordon Dryden die?
Gordon Dryden former prominent broadcaster and educationalist died on 25 September 2022 at the age of 91.
In 1960, he started his broadcasting career as a rugby league commentator. After he worked as a journalist in many newspapers when he was still a teenager.
In 1973, He started a daily talk show on Auckland’s radio and he was a pioneer of talkback radio in New Zealand. In 1980, he set up the first all-NewsTalk station Radio Pacific.
Club gatherings and his former colleagues will be missed, “He was a regular attendee at our Radio & Television Broadcasters”.
Thanks from me to Gordon Dryden. His talk roadshows were an inspiration for the events I’ve staged over the years and his philosophy for talkback radio, “Don’t give me your opinion, give me your experience”, was central to Public Address in its heyday. https://t.co/otmg2VfGuX
— Russell Brown (@publicaddress) September 26, 2022
Who is Gordon Dryden?
He was born on 7 June 1931. Gordon Dryden was a New Zealand Journalist and Reporter. He also worked in politics. In 1960, he was a public relations adviser to then Labour Party leader Norman Kirk and he was prominent in setting up the New Zealand Party with businessman Sir Bob Jones in the 80s. He was popular as a combative television interviewer, with former prime minister Robert Muldoon refusing to be interviewed in 1970 by him and saying he was “the most dangerous man in New Zealand”.
My first time in a radio studio was 1978 at a new station in Manukau: Radio Pacific. A few classmates and I were part of a 20-min round table about whether pets have souls (‘sure, why not’). RIP Gordon Dryden who believed that this, among many things, was what talk radio was for.
— Andrew Dubber (@dubber) September 26, 2022