Graham was born in Derby, moved to Lincolnshire in 1991, with an interest in music and radio from an early age. He gained a lot of his encyclopaedic knowledge from an older brother and various music papers during the 1960’s, and always had an ambition to be involved with music, but on leaving school, opportunities were extremely limited.
After a chance meeting, he met his future partner Denise in 1983 in the hardware section of the Co-op department store in Silver Street, and moved to Skellingthorpe in 1991. He has a daughter Terri, and a son Ben from a previous marriage who pleased to say, listen to Dad. He became involved with Lincoln City Radio after reading an appeal in the Skellingthorpe village magazine asking for volunteers from John Walton who was involved in the very early stages of planning a community radio station for Lincoln. This gave Graham the chance to realise an ambition he had for over 40 years. Graham has a collection of over 1100 cds from the early fifties to the late seventies which provide the basis of his programmes for Lincoln City Radio. He is also a big fan of the offshore radio stations and has produced many programmes for Lincoln City Radio on the subject.
With a huge collection, it’s often tricky to tie him down to his favourite artistes, but he’s a huge fan of some American vocal groups including The Association, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Jay & The Americans, and The Vogues. One of his proudest moments for LCR came after playing Jay & The Americans as a relatively unknown group in the UK on his programmes, more and more listeners were wanting to hear more by them. He currently has 4 programmes for Lincoln City Radio, Late Night Lincoln on Friday, Surfin’ The Sixties on Saturday afternoon, Easy Sunday across lunchtime on Sunday, and Drive Time on Monday, and is more than willing to cover for absent colleagues when the opportunity arises. Recently retired, this gives him plenty of time to devote to his passion for Lincoln City Radio.