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Tributes paid to Roger Watterson

Former broadcaster and MHK died yesterday

Yesterday it was announced that former MHK come broadcaster, Roger Watterson, had died at the age of 77. Andy Wint made the announcement on The Mannin Line:

On the same programme, Andy heard from Roger's widow, Gwen:

Speaker of the House of Keys, Juan Watterson, also paid tribute:

Yesterday afternoon, people from across the Isle of Man, took to social media to pay their respects:

We’re deeply saddened to report that our friend and former colleague Roger Watterson has passed away. Roger’s...

Posted by Manx Radio on Thursday, November 7, 2019

During his time campaigning for civil liberties, Tristram Llewellyn Jones came to know Roger:

Charlie Webster and James Davis worked with Roger for years:

On 'The Power of Radio' in April, Sarah Hendy interviewed Roger Watterson in his last radio appearance. You can hear that programme as a podcast here: https://www.manxradio.com/podcasts/island-life-series-specials/episode/the-power-of-radio/?autoplay=1

On Perspective this Sunday between 12 and 1, the slot formerly taken up by Roger's programme Sunday Opinion, Dollin Mercer will look back at Roger Watterson's career.

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