Brisbane radio stalwart Hadyn Sargent dies

Haydn Sargent, a pioneer of Brisbane radio broadcasting has died, aged 77.

Mr Sargent, who hosted Mornings on 4BC from the 1970s through to the 1990s, died on Thursday morning after a long illness.

His daughter Leisa Sargent said he passed away peacefully.

‘‘Dad was a wonderful  person who we loved very dearly,’’ she said in a statement.

Fairfax Radio 4BC host Greg Cary, who worked on air with Mr Sargent during the late 1980s, described him on Thursday as a "real pioneer" of broadcasting.

‘‘The one thing I will always remember about him is he treated everyone with respect,’’ he said.

‘‘Whether it was the prime minister or one of his listeners, he treated them the same.’’

Mr Sargent became a stalwart of the Brisbane radio scene during the 1970s, and after his retirement he continued to drop into the 4BC studio and go on-air for special anniversaries.

"He was a fine broadcaster," Mr Cary said.

"...he saw himself as a great advocate of the community and pursued causes passionately."

Details of his funeral are yet to be finalised.

The story Brisbane radio stalwart Hadyn Sargent dies first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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