About Mike SHAFT
Mike Shaft is a broadcaster of some repute in the North West. He was born in Grenada in the West Indies and has lived in the North West of England since 1968. He began his broadcasting career as a freelance presenter at Piccadilly Radio, Manchester in 1978.Read More
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22:00 Every Saturday night on BBC Radio Manchester.
Back in 2002 during the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, I got a phone call from the manager of BBC GMR asking if I was available to present their Sunday Breakfast programme as holiday cover.
In one of the most dramatic weekends of the season so far, Leicester Riders' defence of the BBL Cup is over after Kieron Achara's desperation shot at the buzzer gave Glasgow Rocks an incredible 85-84 win.
Well last weekend, London, Middlesbrough and Manchester rocked to the sounds of the Legends of Soul & R&B tour as SOS Band, Gwen Dickey and Loose Ends put on a show.
Well it is possible that Week 9 will be remembered as the week of upsets. The bottom two, Surrey and Leeds both doubled their points tally while Glasgow Rocks travelled to Leicester and returned home with a BBL Cup Semi-Final place in the bag.
Last Saturday, the stars of Emmerdale and Coronation Street joined forces with Yorkshire Jets and Manchester Thunder to raise money for the ITV Charity Text Santa. I think a good time was had by all.
For the past few years I have had the great pleasure of hosting the Cheshire East Sports Awards. This year they have been renamed the Everybody Awards. And on the 20th of November a glorious night was had by all at the Cranage Hall. Congratulations to all the winners.
While much of the focus this weekend will be on the last remaining BBL Cup quarter-final, there are also six important BBL Championship clashes to savour.
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