Joe bids farewell | PHOTOS

Longtime radio presenter Joe Goll has bid farewell to Whyalla's community radio station 5YYY after 30 years of hosting the International Rendezvous program.

Mr Goll hosted his last program on Sunday, and was presented with a number of going away gifts, including an engraved microphone trophy, a framed on air photo and a card filled with best wishes from his supporters.

International Rendezvous was broadcast every Sunday, from 10am to 1pm, with English music played from 10-11am, German music from 11am-12pm, and Austrian music between 12-1pm.

Speaking on his 30 years broadcasting the show, Mr Goll said he hoped he had kept the community happy through his program.

“If I had to write a story about my time with 5YYY, it would probably end up spanning 10, 15 or 20 pages!” he said.

“From the first day I started it was a pleasure for me, I can't say more than that I really enjoyed it and I am happy I was able to make it to 30 years.

“The only thing I've kept in mind over all these years is to keep my listeners happy, whether they are Austrians, Germans or Australians.”

Mr Goll said he enjoyed attending his farewell, where he was surrounded by friends and family, and many who have come to know him after his 30 years hosting the show.

"When I reached the 25 year anniversary, I said to myself that I would make it to 30 years and then that would be it,” he said.

“At the end of the year I will be 90 years old, and I have been with 5YYY since it's very beginning.”

“I've loved this place and what I've been able to do for 30 years.”