Canada is his home. No, really. The entire country. You see, Paul was an Air Force brat, so he literally spent time in various cities right across the country. It was a musical clan. Paul actually played in his father's Big Band at the age of six.
His love of broadcasting took some time to materialize. Paul spent time at a number of jobs over the years. Driving cab. Driving truck. He was even a licensed mechanic!
It was after meeting Joey Gregorash that Paul started working with people in the music industry, and he's developed many connections, and friendships, over the years.
The radio career started in Winnipeg at CFRW in 1976. A stint at CKRC followed that, before he finally landed a gig at Winnipeg's news and talk powerhouse CJOB in 1991. In the summer of 2007 he made the decision to join the family at NL Broadcasting.
Paul and his wife Jayne make their home in Westwold (yep - quite the commute every day!). Quincy (all 70 pounds of him), Spencer (all 8 pounds of him), Fraser (all 5 pounds) and two cats make up the Graham clan. Oh, did we mention all those chickens?
THINGS YOU WON'T HEAR ON THE NEWS Friday April 17/15
DAVID LETTERMAN-CAPITOL GYROCOPTER
David Letterman will soon retire. But he's not letting a juicy target like the U.S. Capitol gyrocopter landing go unnoticed. Last night, on CBS' ``Late Show,'' Letterman did the Top 10 ``questions to ask yourself before landing a gyrocopter on the United States Capitol lawn.'' Here are a few examples:
No. 8, ``Should I do this during Secret Service happy hour?''
No. 2, ``Should I land somewhere unguarded, like the White House?''
And No. 1, ``Will I be the only person who actually did something in Washington today?''
AIR PUMP THEFTS
Some New York City crooks are getting pumped. The NYPD reports they're looking for two suspects in a string of air pump thefts from gas stations in Brooklyn and Queens. Seventeen such incidents have been reported since late December, the latest being earlier this month. Investigators report the pump bandits attach tow chains to snatch the coin-operated air pumps. The pumps can hold up to a few thousand bucks worth of change apiece.
Two Arizona teens are in trouble -- after federal officers say they tried smuggling pot hidden in bike tires. Customs and Border Patrol Enforcement officers report finding a total of seven pounds of marijuana inside the tires. A drug-sniffing dog alerted customs officers as a 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl crossed the border. The bikes were seized. The teens have been turned over to Homeland Security investigators.
It's no Shawshank Redemption. Two men are charged with digging a hole in a cinderblock cell wall in a western Pennsylvania jail. They didn't get very far. Somerset County Jail Warden Gregory Briggs says the hole was only about four inches wide. Joseph Lee Bockes and Billy Ray Naill now face charges that include institutional vandalism. Authorities didn't file attempted escape charges because the hole was so small. The Somerset Daily American first reported the story.
DALLAS ZOO-BABY GIRAFFE
You can help pick a name for the Dallas Zoo's baby giraffe. Millions of animal lovers watched online as the calf was born last Friday. Now, the zoo wants the public to help make the final decision on a name. Here are the choices:
Adia (uh-DEE'-uh) means ``a gift.''
Kanzi (KAHN'-zee) means ``a treasure.''
Kipenzi (kuh-PEN'-zee) means ``loved one.''
The names all have African roots. Voting is open at Dallaszoo.com through next Thursday. While voting free, the zoo is encouraging donations.
Don't poke your seat-mate. Southwest Airlines officials say a woman was removed from Chicago to Manchester, New Hampshire, flight after she allegedly poked a snoring passenger with a pen. The Chicago Fire Department was called to check out the man. Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King says in a statement the man wasn't hurt. The woman took a later flight.