John LAWS (1996)
1935 – Born on August 8th
Wau, New Guinea.
Educated at Mosman
and Know Grammar School in Sydney.
1953 – At age 18 he started as an announcer on 3BO in
1957 – After working at various radio stations he joined
1959 – Moved to 2SM before moving to the
For several years he broadcasted a syndicated
wide program from 2KO in
returning to 2UE.
John has been extremely prominent in other areas of
Australian media- hosted four national television series,
written a column for
Telegraph as well as writing several best selling books.
Many local artists who were just starting their careers
were given a helping hand by getting airplay.
When “Talk-Back” was introduced at 2UE John adapted his
own unique style which became a hit with his listening audience.
1996 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame.
1999 - Mo Awards for The John Campbell Fellowship Award.
2004 – Awarded International Broadcaster of the Year.
2010 – Inducted into the Broadcaster’s Hall Of Fame.