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) and three cats make up the Graham clan. Oh, did we mention all those chickens?
THINGS YOU WON'T HEAR ON THE NEWS Friday May 17/13 (This feature will resume Monday the 27th)
ON THIN ICE?
He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation. But a young man in Anchorage, Alaska decided to venture out on potential thin ice when authorities showed up with a warrant for his arrest. Police say when they arrived to serve Siaosi Sila, the teenager ran off toward an ice-covered lake. He thought he was OK on the ice _ but police weren't so sure how thick the ice was. So instead of standing on it, there was a standoff. Eventually the teen surrendered.
NOT QUITE IN THE SWIM
It could be considered rule-one for a criminal who jumps into a river to escape capture: make sure you know how to swim. Apparently a man trying to flee police in Eastern Oregon hadn't gotten to that page of the crime handbook. Authorities chased a stolen car that went through two fences and a gate near the town of Irrigon. Once the car got stuck, the driver fled on foot and jumped into the Columbia River. He tried to do the backstroke to cross the river, but tired himself out quickly and begged officers to come get him. They obliged, wading into chest-deep water to arrest 20-year-old Zacharay Lawrence Bartz. He faces vehicle theft charges, among other counts.
THAT WAS, ``LIKE,'' A BIG MISTAKE
An Australian politician is learning the hard way you should be careful about what you click the ``like'' button on when using Facebook. Western Australia Minister for Education Peter Collier is drawing fire for ``liking'' a photo without realizing it showed a teenage prankster exposing himself. Collier says he had no idea the teen was playing a popular prank called ``sneaky nuts'' _ apparently spawned by an Australian comedian who ruins group photos by secretly exposing himself. The teen in the photo Collier liked bragged about the post on Twitter last month _ and that ``exposed'' the official's apparent approval of the act. An embarrassed Collier has since apologized.
CAR THEFT VICTIM FINDS VEHICLE AT HER DRIVE-IN WINDOW
When a woman in Washington state had her car stolen from her apartment complex, she could have used a break. She got one at the McDonald's where she works _ when she saw the stolen SUV in the drive-thru lane. While the suspected thief looked to place an order, the car theft victim placed an order of her own _ calling for police to swing by to retrieve her car. Officers arrested the driver at the restaurant. Apparently the person who took the car wasn't only into swiping vehicles. Police say a search of the trunk turned up clothes that had been stolen from department stores.
APARTMENT DWELLERS TARGETED BY PHOTOGRAPHER
Some people own homes or apartments with windows that run from the floor to the ceiling _ almost as though they are inviting people to take a good look inside. A New York City artist has done just that _ but his neighbours aren't amused. Arne Svenson has been taking photos of a luxury building across the street of him in the city's tony Tribeca (try-BEK'-ah) area. The shots show people doing mundane things like taking naps, cleaning and putting their kids to bed. None of the photos reveal the faces of those who live in the building. But residents are upset, claiming their privacy has been invaded. For his part, Svenson says his neighbours were performing ``on a stage of their own creation with the curtain raised.''
The photos are on sale for up to $7,500 at Manhattan gallery.
H.S. STUDENT BAGS 800-POUND GATOR
Some people hunt alligators for years without ever bagging a single one. Then, there is Braxton Bielski. The 18-year-old high school student not only managed to get a gator on his first try, he ended up bagging the heaviest gator ever certified in Texas. Authorities with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department say the 'gator was 800 pounds and was 14 feet long. The agency says once Braxton hooked the reptile on a line using raw chicken as bait he shot the gator. Bielski's father says his son has been dreaming of hunting alligators for years.