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 October 10/14 (This feature returns Monday October 27th)
It's post-season baseball for stat geeks. There will be an alternate telecast of Game 1 of the National League Championship Series that will focus on sabermetrics. The main broadcast of tomorrow's opener between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals will be on Fox. Cable channel Fox Sports 1 will also show it, but with extended replays and detailed statistical analysis. The broadcast will sometimes use a ``double box'' to show the commentators and live action at the same time.
GARBAGE TRUCK SLEEPER
It's an awakening of the rudest sort. A homeless man was nearly crushed in a garbage truck in Seattle. He had been sleeping in a trash bin, when it was dumped into the garbage truck early yesterday. KIRO reports the driver heard pounding and stopped the compactor. Emergency crews were dispatched, but the man was able to climb out on his own. He was taken to a hospital to be checked.
HISTORY OF SCIENCE AUCTION
Would you pay a-half million bucks for a used computer? Someone might. An Apple 1 computer is among the unusual pieces of science history going up for auction in New York later this month. It was one of 50 built in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976. Pre-auction estimates have it going in the range of $300,000 to $500,000. Other items up for bid include a letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles and a 1,500-pound viewing window that protected scientists working on the first atomic bombs. That could sell for up to a-quarter mil at the Bonhams auction October 22.
Video producer Eddie DaRoza has a mini-me, thanks to 3-D printing technology. It's 5-inch tall statuette of himself. DaRoza says he had it made on a whim. While waiting for his brother at a mall, he stepped into a studio that scanned his body and sent the data to a 3-D printer. In New York City alone, there are at least four stores that offer the service. Three of those opened in the last year. Some companies even offer 3-D statues in chocolate.
Some East Tennessee State University students hope to get money for Sex Week. They're trying to raise funds online after the Student Senate turned down a request to sponsor the event. Organizers say Sex Week is designed create a safe and mature dialogue on the topic. The Johnson City Press reports the ETSU Sex Week would be modeled on a similar event at the University of Tennessee. But that program has drawn fire from some state lawmakers.
The jurors were the crime victims -- according authorities in Pittsburgh. Nine jurors had money stolen from them while they were doing their civic duty. Deputies charge Jawanda Tench took $520 from jurors' purses as they were hearing a case. According to authorities, Tench had been in the courthouse that day to be arraigned on unrelated theft charges. Deputies say security video shows a woman entering the jury room about the time the money went missing.