iHeartRadio launches tribute station for Michael Gudinski

Michael Gudinski

• Gudinski passed away suddenly on Tuesday at the age of 68

With the industry still coming to terms with the loss of Michael Gudinski, iHeartRadio Australia has created a station dedicated to his career. The tribute station features all the music he championed over his career including music from the artists on his Mushroom label or who toured with Frontier.

A Tribute To Michael Gudinski is available here.

Gudinski passed away suddenly on Tuesday at the age of 68.

He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2006, and is survived by his wife Sue, children Matt and Kate, and two grandchildren.

An official release from Mushroom said that Gudinski died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Melbourne.

“A larger-than-life figure, Michael was widely respected for his unwavering passion for all music – in particular Australian music.

“Most recently, with the music industry severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, Michael conceptualised and developed Music From The Home Front, The Sound and The State Of Music, platforms designed to showcase and support contemporary Australian music in an incredibly difficult time.

“It speaks to the man he was that of his countless illustrious career achievements these projects, that supported the industry he loved, were ones he was particularly proud of.

“Michael was renowned for his loyalty and dedication. His ability to achieve the unachievable against unsurmountable odds was proven time and again and spoke to his absolute passion for his career and life.

“Michael’s family loved him immensely and Michael, in turn, adored his wife Sue, son Matt and partner Cara, daughter Kate and husband Andrew and their children Nina-Rose and Lulu.  They meant everything to him, and he was immensely proud of them.  Michael often referred to his 200+ staff as the Mushroom Family, with many having clocked decades in his employment.

“Michael’s legacy will live on through his family and the enormously successful Mushroom Group – an enduring embodiment of decades of passion and determination from an incredible man.

“The family respectfully ask for privacy in this incredibly difficult time and thank everyone for their support.”

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