Lismore based country artist and broadcaster, Marge Graham, has died at 82 – a victim of the devastating floods in northern NSW.
She was a presenter on her local radio station River FM92.9 hosting her own program Country Breakfast and was involved in radio for over 40 years.
CBAA CEO Jon Bisset has paid tribute to Marge, telling radioinfo:
“The CBAA is devastated to hear about the loss of River FM presenter, Marge Graham, in the Lismore floods. Our passionate volunteers are what make community broadcasting such a vibrant community asset.
“Marge was a lover of country music – using her knowledge as a singer-songwriter to present her Country Breakfast program. This passion extended to her other community work – including running events, and volunteering at festivals, concerts, nursing homes and local fundraising events. We extend our condolences to the River FM and Lismore community at this time.”
The photo below by: “Flash” Robyn McIntosh is of Marge being inducted into the Country Music Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2o18, along with John Slaven.
A spokesperson for the Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) posted.”The CMAA is saddened to hear of the tragic loss of Northern NSW country music performer, broadcaster, promoter, and event organiser Marge Graham.”