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Ron Hoffmans

Ron’s sound of music defies the years

The Leader interviewed Ron Hoffmans yesterday, who turns 96 this month.

Ron Hoffmans would deny he is the voice of his generation. But as the shire’s – and possibly Australia’s – oldest radio presenter, Mr Hoffmans, who turns 96 on March 4, would certainly qualify as one of its enduring voices.

Mr Hoffmans presents his classical music show every Thursday on the shire’s community radio station 2SSR FM. In 1987 he joined 2SSR FM!

Every Thursday he travels by bus to and from his home in Cronulla to the 2SSR studio on the Gymea TAFE campus to present his show.

The first hour of his show is Midday Classics and the second hour he devotes to recordings of the Sutherland Shire Symphony Orchestra.

He has just completed the 700th broadcast of his show.

“It’s a hobby. It gets you in touch with people,” MR Hoffmans said.

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