Graham Webb, former radio and television presenter, has died at age 88.

He made his radio debut playing the harmonica on Australia’s Amateur Hour in 1954 and was soon working at radio stations in country NSW, Sydney and Brisbane. He worked alongside Reg Grundy on the original radio version of Wheel Of Fortune, and was one of Sydney’s first Top 40 radio deejays.

He worked in radio overseas, in Europe and at pirate radio station Radio Caroline in the UK.

On return to Australia, he branched out into television — hosting the 1960s version of Blind Date, for the 0-10 Network, followed by pop music show Scene At 5 and game show Jeopardy at Seven in the early ’70s.

In February 1974, he launched The Graham Webb Sat-Today Show, which evolved into Sound Unlimited with the advent of colour television in March 1975. With the name change, Webb handed over the hosting role to Donnie Sutherland while he became executive producer.

Sound Unlimited, later Sounds, continued until 1987.

Webb continued to be firmly involved in radio, including stints at Sydney stations 2WS and 2UW and on the Gold Coast. He later moved to the Sunshine Coast where he co-founded community radio station Sunshine FM and presented on the station for many years.

His son, Byron Webb, has followed him into radio, currently as a presenter on Smooth FM.

Source: Radio Info, Radio Info. Wikipedia. TV Week, 27 July 1968.

3 thoughts on “Obituary: Graham Webb

  1. I worked with Graham when he was around 25-26 at 4KQ radio when on corner of Elizabeth and Edward streets Brisbane. Fond memories of a great radio personality. RIP Graham. Carolyn

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