David 'Daisy' Day

David John Day

 

Known affectionately as Daisy, he achieved huge success with 5KA in the 1970s in Adelaide, pioneering FM broadcasting with SAFM in the 1980s, and in his later years working with Triple M.

 

Daisy also appeared on TV in shows ‘Night Shift’ and ‘Music Express’.

He also hosted Countdown several times nationally.

 

Daisy would mentor many up and coming broadcasters with his Australian radio school.

Later he Co Founded of the South Australian Music Hall of Fame. Inducting many of South Australia’s finest musicians and industry contributors, including Cold Chisel trackside at the Clipsal 500. 

 

David Day interviewed the rock stars of his era when they visited Australia, and was close to many Australian bands providing them support in their early days playing their songs on radio and taking bands such as Cold Chisel and The Angels to lunchtime school gigs.

Former Chisel lead singer Jimmy Barnes said Daisy was “more of a rock star than the rock stars”.

 

Daisy also was Chairman of Support act which provides a safety net for music professionals facing hardship.

He hosted his Daisy's Debonairs lunches every month.

 

Amongst his many awards:

4x King Of Pop Best jock awards
6x RAM[Rock Australia Mag] best jock awards
Radio awards - creativity 
Austereo Hall of Fame 

 

He was inducted into the South Australian Music Hall Of Fame along side Glenn Shorrock, Fraternity and Chris Finnen

on 10th October 2014.

 

 

He passed away 1st May 2015.