Originally from Leicester, UK , Peter was the Chief Features Sub-Editor for TV Times Magazine in London. Peter migrated to Australia in 1971 as a “Ten Pound Pom” … his first job in Australia in was with Cumberland News, then as Editor of Gold Coast Mirror. In 1974 Peter moved to Tropical North Queensland which is a very long way from London , UK . He was appointed Editor of Cairns Focus News.
In 1985 Peter became Public Relations Officer for Mulgrave Shire Council … This was a time in the history of the Cairns/ Mulgrave Region when the huge influx of international tourists had finally discovered our “Tropical Paradise and the Great Barrier Reef”. This was the time when residential, industrial, commercial development, high rise buildings, resorts hotels and the expansion of the international airport was changing the face of Cairns
Peter, now retired, continues to tirelessly contribute to our community. He continues to present a number of programs every week.
In 1980 he attended the first public meeting called to set up FM Community Radio in Cairns and joined the Cairns FM Broadcasting Society which worked toward gaining a license. After several well received test broadcasts the first official program went to air in 1985. The Society was disbanded so Cairns Community Broadcasters Incorporated could be formed. The Australian Broadcasting Authority issued the license (4CCR-FM) which broadcasts as Cairns FM 89.1. Peter has served as a Vice- President and board member of this Community Radio Station and with his skills as a journalist acted as the historian and producer of the newsletter for many years.
Member since 1980 (foundation and life member)
Cairns Community Broadcast License was issued in 1985. Peter has presented a program virtually every week since the very first weekend the station went ON-AIR …
Sadly, Peter passed away on 6thMay 2019.