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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.

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Latest News

BBC Radio Manchester Gospel Hour Still Praising In 2014

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.

Riders Go down To Rocks & Split The weekend

Leicester Riders' 100% start to the season is over after a dramatic weekend of action in the British Basketball League Championship.

Week 4 – Big Weekend For The Eagles And The Wildcats

And so endeth a truly mighty weekend of games in the BBL. The biggest news is probably Riders picking up their first loss while Newcastle Eagles replace them at the top of the BBL. Wildcats move up to 4th after two big wins and only London Lions now remain unbeaten.

Look Who’s In The House Tonight

Allen Payne insists there is no need for Sheffield Sharks to panic, despite two defeats in the opening three weeks of the season.

Mike Shaft And …

Over the years I have had the great pleasure of meeting a number of celebrities and sports people.

Mike SHAFT Soul Show – Still Takin’ Care Of Business

22:00 Every Saturday night on BBC Radio Manchester.

Week 3 – Results. Rocks And Flyers Take The Headlines

Some massive results in Week 3 of the BBL 2014/15 season. Glasgow Rocks dump London Lions out of the BBL Cup while Bristol Flyers continue to rock'n roll.

The BBL Friday Preview 10/10/14

The BBL Cup comes crashing delightfully into focus this weekend with no fewer than five first round ties.

Leeds Force Look To Emulate High-Flying Giants

Matt Newby’s Leeds Force host Manchester Giants on Friday, a team he feels represent the transition his club is trying to make.

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