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
Website

talkSPORT

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]

Career[edit]

Newspapers[edit]

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]

Radio[edit]

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]

Stage[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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