Mike Graham (journalist)

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Mike Graham
Born London, UK
Occupation Journalist, Radio Presenter
Known for The Two Mikes, talkSPORT, Editor Scottish Daily Mirror


The Two Mikes

Archibald Michael Graham (born 1960, Hampstead, London) is a British journalist. He is best known for his work as a presenter on national commercial speech radio station Talksport. Previously he was Editor of the Scottish Daily Mirror[1][2] and Programme Director and mid-morning presenter of the Independent Republic of Mike Graham on Talk 107, the Edinburgh sister station of Talksport.[3]

Early life[edit]

He was born in London to Scottish parents Archibald and Mairi Graham.[4]



Before his radio career Mike Graham was a Fleet Street journalist for the best part of twenty-five years,[5] he was editor of the Scottish Daily Mirror, and assistant editor of the Daily Express[2] he covered the Bosnian War in 1992 as a reporter for the Daily Express [iTunes (27 May 2016). "The Two Mikes". iTunes (Podcast). talkSPORT. Retrieved 27 May 2016. ] Graham was based in New York City from 1984–92, where he ran his own news agency supplying news, features and pictures to media all over the world.[citation needed]


Mike Graham joined UTV's former Scottish radio station Talk 107 in February 2006[2][6] anchoring the mid-morning slot 10am to 1pm with 'The Independent Republic of Mike Graham', in November 2006 he was also appointed the station's programme director.[7][8] In 2008 his contract was not renewed at Talk 107 and he started broadcasting on UTV's national talkSPORT radio station[3] in the 1.00am to 6,00am slot on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. In April 2010 he presented the 10pm-1am slot every Friday and Saturday night, replacing George Galloway as well as continuing to present the Monday 1-6am slot. In July 2010 he moved from weekends to weekdays presenting alongside Mike Parry as 'Parry and Graham' between 10am-1pm.[9]

Graham's future with Talksport seemed uncertain after his co-host Mike Parry resigned from talkSPORT as a result of a contractual dispute,[10] in March 2011 he took over talkSPORT's midweek 1.00am to 6.00am, 'Extra Time'. In October 2013 Mike Parry returned to broadcast alongside Mike Graham debating "a host of issues"[11] as a segment of 'Extra Time' known as 'The Two Mikes' which evolved into a regular three hour slot headlined as 'The Two Mikes' between 1.00am and 4.00am.[12]


In 2015 Graham and Parry launched their Two Mikes 'World Tour' at venues throughout Britain.[13][13][14][15][16] In 2015 'The Two Mikes' were named as "Alternative Men of the Year" by the Daily Telegraph.[17]


  1. ^ "Mike Graham". Media UK. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Day, Julia (2006-01-17). "Former Mirror man joins Edinburgh radio launch". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Talk 107 casualty Mike Graham warns station's future is uncertain". NEWS.scotsman.com. 30 Oct 2008. Retrieved June 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Archibald Graham Obituary | Legacy.com". www.legacy.com. Retrieved 2016-05-28. 
  5. ^ "The Two Mikes bring banter to Camden ahead of Edinburgh Festival show". Evening Standard. 2016-05-25. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  6. ^ "Time for Talk in Edinburgh". RadioToday. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  7. ^ "Paterson resigns from talk107". RadioToday. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  8. ^ Tryhorn, Chris (2008-03-17). "Third DJ leaves Talk 107". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  9. ^ "Parry and Graham". talkSPORT. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  10. ^ "Mike Parry quits TalkSport as Keys and Gray get his morning slot". portsmouth.co.uk. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "The Two Mikes 2013". talkSPORT. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  12. ^ "The Two Mikes". talkSPORT. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  13. ^ a b Evans, Denise (2016-03-31). "Talksport stars The Two Mikes coming to Manchester on tour". men. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  14. ^ Keenan, Amanda (2015-11-27). "Mike Graham and Mike Parry head to Scotland as part of their 'World Tour'". dailyrecord. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  15. ^ "talkSPORT's Two Mikes to bring night of 'verbal jousting' to St". Evening Standard. 2015-05-21. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  16. ^ "'The Two Mikes' (Mike Parry & Mike Graham)". www.playhousewhitleybay.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  17. ^ "The Alternative Men of the Year 2015". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 

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