Australian broadcasting legend John Brennan has been farewelled in a funeral at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral.
The radio kingmaker – affectionately known as “Brenno” – died at the age of 89 last month at his retirement village.
Nine’s Sydney newsreader Peter Overton and 2GB’s Ben Fordham were among dozens of media personalities paying respects to the man who made the careers of countless stars, including Alan Jones, Mike Walsh, Ray Hadley and Stan Zemanek.
“He gave me my start when I was 17 years old, put me on air,” Overton said.
“Every night I think about him before I do the news because it was him who set me on my path.”
Fordham said he imagined Mr Brennan would be “upstairs at the moment with a big grin on his face”.