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Published Time: 27.04.2024 - 22:02:07 Modified Time: 27.04.2024 - 22:02:07

At 2UE he hosted the first Top 40 radio show on Sydney radio in the late 1950s, later hosting 2GB breakfast in 1961 plus radio in Germany, and the UK where he became prominent in the flourishing pirate radio scene. Graham Webb


He began his radio career at 2TM Tamworth in 1954. In 1955, he moved to Brisbane, to become the “junior” announcer for 4BH, before moving on to 4GY Gympie, later becoming Reg Grundy’s offsider on the radio version of “Wheel Of Fortune”.

At 2UE he hosted the first Top 40 radio show on Sydney radio in the late 1950s, later hosting 2GB breakfast in 1961 plus radio in Germany, and the UK where he became prominent in the flourishing pirate radio scene.

Along the way he secured interviews with stars such as The Beatles, Monkees, ABBA and many others. On television he also hosted Blind Date from 1967 – 1974, and Jeopardy in the early ’70s.

In 1999, he co-founded Sunshine FM – a radio station targeting seniors, which went to air in 2000 hosted its breakfast program until 2009.

In more recent times, Webb presented regular programs on a number of stations including Vintage FM Penrith / Camden, Bay FM Nelson Bay and Harmony FM Richmond.

Based on the success of Sounds, Webb is often credited with starting MTV.

“It all happened in the 1970s, I don’t feel bitter it, I feel proud I was there for a germ of an idea.”

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