Mike Williamson Wiki
Mike Williamson was an Australian sports commentator and television broadcaster.
— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) May 2, 2019
Mike Williamson was born in 1932 and died on 2 May 2019. He was a professional runner. when Mike banned from foot-running He turned his efforts acting as a sports commentator of Australian rules football matches.
in1966 Grand Final where St Kilda won their first premiership as well as the 1970 VFL Grand Final where Williamson called the now immortal “Jesaulenko, you beauty!”, one of the most famous quotes in the history of Australian rules.
numerous advertising campaigns, including one for Carlton Draught, as well as a 2006 Toyota Memorable Moments campaign featuring Alex Jesaulenko himself. He presented the premiership medallions to Essendon in 1993.
As well as commentating, Williamson was involved with general announcing duties at both 3AK and 3AW. 3AW Staff gave him the nickname “Scoop”, a reference to his midday program “Radio Roundsman”, featuring interviews with people making news around Melbourne.
He also compared the “TAA Hit Parade”, a 6 pm Sunday program featuring the 8 top tunes of the week. At HSV-7 he compared a number of variety and quiz shows, the most notable being Tell the Truth and The Penthouse Club. He was co-hosted by Mary Hardy who later compared the show with others, including Bill Collins and Ernie Sigley.
Death and Cause
He died at the age of 91 on 2 May 2019
As a former warm up guy for the Penthouse Club with Mike and Mary my heartfelt tribute to a true legend of television Mike Williamson. pic.twitter.com/30QO2fGv58
— Mal Walden (@MalWalden10) May 2, 2019
Vale, Mike Williamson.
Relive some of the legendary commentator's finest calls, including the immortal “Jesaulenko, you beauty!” pic.twitter.com/VXvoF9ZMcM
— AFL (@AFL) May 2, 2019
Mike Williamson, one of the most recognisable faces in the early days of TV football coverage, has passed away in Melbourne, aged 90.https://t.co/ig98xz1IEJ
— AFL.com.au (@AFLcomau) May 2, 2019
The great Michael Williamson has just left us, as he ventured into his 90’s. If you don’t know of him, look him up and you’ll see he was one of Australia’s giant media talents. All the best to Michelle and family. (With Allen Aylett) pic.twitter.com/Fjji5b40bO
— Sam Newman (@Origsmartassam) May 2, 2019