6PR night host retires

Staff Writer

6PR Nightline host Graham Mabury is set to retire after 33 years hosting the show.

He told his listeners last night that he wants to spend more time with his wife and family as well as continue to be a pastor with the Mt Pleasant Baptist Church. Perth listeners may also hear him on 6PR in the future when he fills in.

Mabury says, "It's time for me to start thinking about life on the other side of the radio. I wanted to leave while the program is in good shape. This is a good time to pass the baton to somebody new.

"There is a feeling that you don't want to let people down, which is why I am so grateful to the station that they have said I can stay on until they are confident they have found the right person to do my job.

"I always hoped I'd have the nouse to know when it was time and not have somebody tap me on the shoulder."

He is proud of many Nightline initiatives like The Living Stone Foundation which was formed to oversee the Off Air Counselling Service, the Nightline Christmas Appeal and the Nightline Blanket Appeal.

General Manager for 6PR, Martin Boylen says: "Graham is an honourable man and has been a pleasure to deal with. He has been a rock over the past 30 years while everything has changed around him."

Talking about Mabury's replacement, Boylen says: "Hopefully it will be somebody well known to our audience, but we'll be casting the net as wide as possible and we'll be advertising nationally for a replacement."

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