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Presenter profile: Graham Wright

Graham Wright
Frank Sinatra is Graham Wright's all time hero

Graham Wright started his professional radio career back in 1986 and has been heard on the East Midlands' airwaves ever since.

He has lived in Nottinghamshire throughout, because he loves the city and county, moving from Clifton to The Meadows and Sneinton Dale before settling into his marital home in Ruddington.

Past broadcasting highlights include driving a Land Rover through a lake, almost being knocked down by a vintage tractor whilst interviewing MP Alan Duncan (at the very moment a new bypass was opened) and reporting "live" from the deck of the QE2 as she sailed home on one of her last ever journeys to Southampton.

Graham is passionate about local radio and heritage - from the many larger historic buildings in our area down to the cosy traditional pubs still to be found "in town" and the surrounding villages.

Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
The Spirit of Radio - Rush
Everybody's Talkin' - Nilsson
A Man Without Love - Engelbert Humperdinck
Open Roads - Cerys Matthews
Casino Royale Theme - Herb Alpert
Closest Thing To Crazy - Katie Melua
Kiss Like Judas - It Bites
Let's Face The Music and Dance - Nat King Cole

A pint or two with friends in Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem is his ideal night out.

As well as being a member of Nottingham's Campaign for Real Ale he is also part of the Grantham Canal Society, an avid collector of 7" singles for his 1970s jukebox, a member of Nottingham Writers' Club, an occasional pianist and a "fair weather" cyclist.

He still tries to buy British whenever he can, but achieved his dream of owning a Rover 75 just as the company went bust! So he is now saving up for an Aston Martin.

Frank Sinatra is still his all time hero but Graham has an eclectic taste in "music with a tune".


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