There are some veteran radio names amongst this years Queens Birthday Honours including Don Kinsey - Member (AM) of the Order of Australia , Margaret Christensen - Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia and Reg Grundy - a Companion of the Order of Australia . In all radio has played a pivotal role in the early parts of their respective careers. Don Kinsey was a part of the fabric of 3DB from the late 1950's until 1976 when he became public affairs director with the Royal Children's Hospital, a role he held until to 1996.

Reg Grundy, a one-time boxer who early in a long career went on to become a radio sports commentator. He built a television production empire and at one stage owned a large parcel of regional radio stations and has made an outstanding contribution through the television industry and promotion of Australia overseas.

Margaret Christensen started in radio in Brisbane at the age of 18 with her very own show "I gave girls advice about make-up and that sort of thing," Christensen said. "Radio was a very big industry then.". Christensen also acted on stage in Australia and England, including Funny Girl and Fiddler on the Roof; with film roles including Smiley and Babe: Pig in the City.