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Paul Graham



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 August 29/14

    SEX IN CLASSROOM
    A Pennsylvania teacher is back in the classroom -- after being fired for having sex in a classroom. Angela DiBattista was canned a decade ago after she admitted to having sex with another teacher. She's fought for years to get her job back. Now, DiBattista is teaching math in the McKeesport Area School District. Her lawyer says DiBattista was rehired after an appeals court overturned her firing. A district spokeswoman declined to comment on DiBattista's status, saying it was a personnel matter.

    WSU PLANNER OOPS
    They're both universities. And they're both in Washington state. But Washington State University isn't the University of Washington. WSU officials are trying to find out how a picture of the University of Washington campus ended up on the WSU student planner. The embarrassing mistake caught school officials by surprise as classes began. KREM-TV reports the academic planners are created by Barnes and Noble in New Jersey.

    JOEY CHESTNUT-RIB CHAMPIONSHIP
    There are no spare ribs when champion eater Joey Chestnut is around. He's the world-record holder at Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Contest in New York. Now, Chestnut has extended his lock on the rib eating championship at Nevada's Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off. Chestnut claimed his fifth consecutive title in Sparks, downing nearly 9 pounds and 3 ounces of ribs in 12 minutes. He has won eight of the last nine rib championships. But Chestnut's appetite wasn't quite as big as last year. He set the world record then with near 13 pounds, 8 ounces. Chestnut says he bought 30 pounds of the St. Louis-style ribs earlier this week to practice.

    OKLAHOMA JOE'S-NAME CHANGE
    Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que restaurant is changing its name. That's because you won't find Oklahoma Joe's in Oklahoma. It has three locations in the Kansas City area. So, Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que is becoming Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que. Whatever the name, Joe's has made several national lists of best barbecue stops. Recently, Joe's served about $1,400 worth of food to Air Force One when President Barack Obama was in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reports the business started in Oklahoma, but hasn't had a restaurant in that state for nearly two decades.

    HUMPBACK WHALE-NYC
    It's probably one of the Big Apple's biggest visitors. A humpback whale has been spotted feeding just few miles from New York City. The Wildlife Conservation Society has released a photo of the majestic creature off the Rockaways area of the city. Adult humpbacks can grow to 60 feet long and weigh 40 tons. The Wildlife Conservation society runs New York City's zoos and the aquarium at Coney Island.

    DENNY'S-MANHATTAN
    The Grand Slam breakfast is moving into a pricey neighbourhood. Denny's is opening its first Manhattan location today, in the Financial District. The diner is offering an upscale Grand Slam for the occasion. The Daily News reports for $300 patrons can get a Grand Slam with a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne. There are also $11 cocktails alongside hash browns, bacon and pancakes.


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