Graham was born in Liverpool and grew up in Great Sankey near Warrington. His family emigrated to New Zealand when he was 18. He worked as a pipe fitter on an oil refinery construction site, married a Kiwi (Julie), and studied heating ventilating and air-conditioning. They moved to Sydney where he looked after air-conditioning plants in high-rise buildings.
Graham quit to study commercial radio full-time at 'The Australian Film, Television & Radio School' and graduated top of the class of '93.
After graduation in August that year, he started his first paid on-air radio job at 2PK, Parkes in the Central West of New South Wales, doing afternoon drive. He then did Breakfast at 5SE in Mount Gambier, South Australia, then nights on 2GO on the NSW Central Coast.
He moved back to the UK in 1997 to present the Breakfast Show on 2CR FM in Bournemouth, then Century North East, BRMB, Century East Midlands, returned to 2CR FM as PD for three years (2004 - 2006). After that followed four years on Breakfast at TFM, three years doing an all-speech Breakfast Show on BBC Wiltshire and five years as the Breakfast Show host at BOB fm in the Home Counties.