Paul Muggleston ...... a career in entertainment spanning four full decades

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Paul's relationship with Fran ended in May of 1973 before he headed down to Christchurch to join the team at Radio Avon as the midnight-to-dawn announcer.  Christchurch musical stalwart Nev Claughton recalls working at the Christchurch Musical Centre when Paul landed the gig a Radio Avon, and Paul calling in to the shop with the statement "I'm not there to say Hello or Good Morning - I'm there to say Gidday".  That pretty much summed up Paul's attitude.

Radio Avon was the dream of Christchurch entrepreneur Noel Wesney (who sadly passed away in the early 90s a ruptured aortic anurism, at far too young an age).  Noel and his board of directors guided by Graeme Parsonage created probably the most exciting on air entertainment package New Zealand had ever seen.  Experience from Radio Hauraki certainly must have helped Graeme prepare for the opening day on August 4th 1973, but no-one envisaged the outstanding success that Radio Avon 1290 AM would have in the market place.   To this day Paul believes that Graeme Parsonage was the force that made Radio Avon what it was, and for his penny Paul maintains that Graeme is the best program director New Zealand ever had over the years he has listened to New Zealand radio.

Paul remained with Radio Avon until his departure to Sydney, and it will always be one of his most treasured memories.

Radio Avon Article, July 28th, 1973


Radio Avon Article, August 1st, 1973


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Koala Springs advertising
Paul was invited by the creator, and the importer of Koala Springs, to set up an advertising agency for the product, and to create jingles, radio advertising, and promotions to establish Koala Spings with American consumers.  The timing was perfect, as Crocodile Dundee (the movie) was a firm favorite in theaters and "koalas" were perceived to be a national emblem of Australia.  Paul's years of experience in the commercial field in both New Zealand and Australia made him a natural to produce the campaigns for Koala Springs – involving writing the musical jingles and performing the voices he created, as well as buying media time nationwide.  Koala Springs commercials went on to be some of the most recognised on American Radio.
Click here to go to the Soundfiles Page and listen to Paul performing Roy Orbison and Neil Diamond classics Click here to go to the Koala Advertising Clips Page and listen to Paul voicing the Koala USA campaign Click here to go to the Soundfiles Page and listen to Paul performing Roy Orbison and Neil Diamond classics

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