Tony Graham

Tony Graham at ZLC in 1980Started at ZLB in 1980 and went from there to ZLC and then ZLD for 11 years until the station closed in 1993. At Taupo Maritime Radio ZLM since 1993.

I remember my first day at ZLB. Bill Eales, a long time ZLB R/O, boldly told me our job would be gone in 12 months due to the advance of modern technologies, so as I rack up each year I feel lucky to still be in the same job.

– Tony Graham

Tony Graham at the 2182 kHz console of Auckland Radio c1990

Tony Graham at the 2182 kHz console of Auckland Radio c1990. Photo: Tony Graham

Certificate of Appreciation, closure of Auckland Radio ZLD

Certificate of Appreciation, closure of Auckland Radio ZLD. Courtesy Tony Graham. Click to enlarge.

Radio operator Tony Graham at Taupo Maritime Radio ZLM, 18 Feb 2011

Tony Graham at Taupo Maritime Radio, 18 Feb 2011. Photo: Tony Graham

Editor’s note: Tony has generously provided several of the photos on maritimeradio.org, especially relating to Chatham Islands Radio and Taupo Maritime Radio.