Perth radio icon hangs up the headphones

Staff Writer

Perth radio icon Graham Mabury will present his last Nightline show on 6PR tomorrow night between 8pm and 10pm.

After a radio career spanning 33 years of continuous broadcasting on 6PR, Mabury will hang up the headphones to spend more time with his wife and family.

Many of 6PR’s current and former presenters and dignitaries will join Mabury for the show, which will culminate in a farewell party with more than 800 guests.

Mabury said felt the time was right to pass the baton to someone else.

"In an industry where careers are sometimes expressed in terms of weeks or months, it's been an absolute honour and a privilege to be on air for 33 years.”

“It's the right time and stage of my life to now devote myself to my wife Merle and our sons and their growing families who are now living overseas,” he said.

6PR General Manager Martin Boylen paid tribute to Graham's long and distinguished radio career.

"Graham has been the backbone of 6PR for more than three decades – providing companionship, entertainment and assistance to many hundreds of thousands of Perth radio listeners. He will be sorely missed by many but we are delighted to announce that he's agreed to a continuing role with the station, providing advice and assistance with some very exciting charitable and community projects we have in the pipeline," he said.

Mabury will be replaced by 6PR Overnight presenter Chris Ilsley.

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