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John LAWS (1996)

John Laws

1935 – Born on August 8th in Wau, New Guinea.

Educated at Mosman Preparatory School and Know Grammar School in Sydney.

1953 – At age 18 he started as an announcer on 3BO in Bendigo, Victoria.

1957 – After working at various radio stations he joined 2UE in Sydney.

1959 – Moved to 2SM before moving to the Hunter Valley.

For several years he broadcasted a syndicated Australia wide program from 2KO in Newcastle before returning to 2UE.

John has been extremely prominent in other areas of Australian media- hosted four national television series, written a column for Sydney’s Sunday 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.