Friday, March 25th, 2011
Members of Fine Music radio station 5MBS are most touched by the generosity of the Bonython family, according to 5MBS President, Alan Hewitt.

The Bonython family have requested no floral tributes at the funeral of Kym Bonython. Instead the family have asked friends to consider giving donations to the Music Broadcasting Society of SA, the operators of 5MBS.

Mr Hewitt said that 5MBS will deeply miss Kym Bonython, who was a founding member and long-time supporter of the station.

“Kym was a passionate advocate for jazz in Australia: as a promoter, a broadcaster and a fan of all styles of jazz” Mr Hewitt said.

Mal Eustice, a 5MBS jazz presenter and friend of Kym Bonython, explained “It was Kym’s passion for jazz which led to him becoming a founding member of the Music Broadcasting Society of SA, and helping to establish 5MBS as the leading jazz and classical music broadcaster”.

“As a jazz presenter on 5MBS, Kym referred to himself as the oldest disc-jockey in the world” Mal continued “So as a tribute to Kym, on 20th April 5MBS will broadcast a repeat of a program we made together in 2004”.

“5MBS will ensure that any donations are put to the use Kym would have intended” said Mr Hewitt “that is: to support and further the promotion and appreciation of jazz as a thriving art form in South Australia”.

Kym Bonython died on Saturday 19th March, and will be given a State Funeral at St Peter’s Cathedral on 29th March.

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5MBS Community Jazz and Classical radio station

5MBS is a Community Radio Station, part of the Fine Music Australia network, dedicated to broadcasting the best jazz and classical music.

5MBS is managed and operated completely by volunteers, broadcasting around the clock from studios in River Street, Hindmarsh.
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