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Graham 'Beeky' Beecroft is a British radio personality currently working as a freelance presenter, reporter and commentator. He lives in the Wirral, near Liverpool. He is a former Quantity Surveyor and mobile disco DJ.
At talkSPORT, he came to co-present The Sports Breakfast after Mike Parry’s heart problems. On 3 August 2007, Graham presented his final regular edition of The Sports Breakfast. However he has continued to work for talkSPORT; reporting and commenting on Premiership matches in the north west of England. He has also commentated for Talksport on football (most recently the 2010 World Cup finals) and boxing.
In 2006, Beecroft had an on-air row with former presenter Jon Gaunt on talkSPORT, after pointing out that two of Gaunt's three Sony awards were not won by him personally. Gaunt took particular exception to this and proceeded to shout down Beecroft in the style in which he overrules callers who disagree with him. As a result of this, Beecroft gained a hero status amongst sections of talkSPORT's listenership.
Graham is a former sports editor at both BBC Radio Merseyside and Radio City in Liverpool and reported live on Everton and Liverpool's successes during the '80s and '90s. He was present at both the Heysel and Hillsborough disasters. He was a former youth development officer at Tranmere Rovers and once acted as the club's sponge man in a Football League match at Bournemouth.
Graham is also twice a finalist in the category of Sports Broadcaster of the Year in the Sony awards. He has commentated on Everton's matches home and away for the television content of the club's website, for UEFA on their Champions League and Europa League coverage and for IMG Radio on Premier League matches broadcast around the world.
Since finishing up on the Breakfast show, as well as broadcasting, he now also lectures in media and broadcasting at John Moores University and used to host the quiz show, The Five Grand Fans on 105.4 Century Radio.
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with Alan Brazil
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with Alan Brazil
25 September 2007-
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