Neil Yakalis and Wendy Volpatti organised an event at the FM Radio Station to which Ray devoted a lot of his time. The visit on Friday (Friday 8th April 2016) to their tiny Gladesville radio station went really well.
The 12 who visited were Ian Thomas, Robert Askew, Ian McDonald, Neil Yakalis, Wendy Volpatti, John Eades, Laurie McIllree, Greg Martyn, Ray Dowsett, Ray Alford, Ross Beaumont & Robert Brand. There are only 11 in the group photo as Robert Brand needed to leave early. After the visit the group had lunch at the nearby Gladesville RSL club.
Ray Volpatti’s contribution to 2RRR, both from the technical to the operator side, was appreciated by all who came in contact with him. Tributes recorded to be aired are from Robert Brand, Greg Martin, Ray Alford, John Eades & Wendy Volpatti.
The below photo is courtesy of John Eades.
On Friday 15th April 2016 Sabina’s 2RRR show, Jazz and Beyond, which happens on 88.5 FM Fridays, midday till 2pm, celebrated Ray’s involvement in 2RRR and included recordings of some of Ray’s shows as well as Tributes from Robert Brand, Greg Martin, Ray Alford, John Eades & Wendy Volpatti.
The main component of the Tribute to Ray was aired from 1:30pm to 2:00pm.
2RRR can be heard anywhere using an Android or Apple App. http://2rrr.org.au/listen-online/