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
Every Radio station broadcasting in the UK back in the day had to have a 'Promise of Performance'. This was the agreement between Sunset Radio (The Contractor) and The IBA (Independent Broadcasting Authority).
BBL side Cheshire Phoenix have electrified the top division of British Basketball by announcing the sensational signing of former 1st round NBA draft pick Julius Hodge.
22:00 Every Saturday night on BBC Radio Manchester.
They say 25 years is a long time but it feels like is was just a few years ago. Sunset Radio launched on the 22nd of October 1989 after years of campaigning for this type of radio station. Looking round the internet there are bits of Sunset all over the place. I will try to bring together as much as I can here on mikeshaft.com. I am editing nothing. It is as it was.
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.
Fab Flournoy's Newcastle Eagles are on a roll after another big weekend. They now lead the BBL with a delightful 6 and 1 record. Congratulations also to Manchester Giants and Cheshire Phoenix who had big wins in Week 5 of this BBL Championship.
Welcome to an on-going feature on mikeshaft.com. It is the Timeline. On this page we will try to high-light some of the major events that I have been involved with over the years.
Leicester Riders' 100% start to the season is over after a dramatic weekend of action in the British Basketball League Championship.
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.
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