An Evening with Mike Sweeney

Music and stories from Mike Sweeney in conversation with BBC Radio Manchester’s Becky Want.

The presenter and DJ, who hosts the mid-morning show on BBC Radio Manchester, officially kicked off his illustrious radio career back in 1981 when he joined the famous Piccadilly Radio. He caught the attention of the Controller there after he saw him playing with his punk band The Salford Jets, who’s hit single, ‘Who You Looking At’ peaked at No72 in the charts.

Since then he has gone on to carve out a career which has seen him gather a loyal following picking up a raft of industry accolades on the way. Now a proud Saddleworth resident, he’s presented on most radio stations across the North West and even had a spell on telly – not bad for a former coal miner!

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