Former KWQC General Manager Jim Graham Dead at Age 63

By Andrew Gauthier 

Quad-City Times

When Jim Graham came to KWQC-TV in 1996, he told a Quad-City Times reporter that he wanted to be active in the community.

And was he ever.


In a 2005 survey done by the Quad-City Business Journal, the president emeritus and goodwill ambassador of the NBC affiliate in Davenport was listed as a member of 11 different community boards, more than anyone else in the area. A stroke in January 2006 forced him to cut back–a bit. Still, he recently served as president of Davenport’s Harrison Hilltop Association and was past chairman of the board of the Quad-Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, among other posts.

Graham died Wednesday night, found unresponsive in his Davenport home by his visiting granddaughter. He was 63 years old. More…