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23 May 2016 Media Radio


At 8:05am on Monday 23rd May 2016, I made the official announcement that The New SUNSET Radio will cease broadcasting on Friday 27th of May at 18:00. Read the full story HERE.

From the moment of that announcement, the response on Social Media has been nothing short of amazing. I am, once again humbled but the wonderful comments that have been made.

I’d like to thank you if you posted something on facebook, twitter or elsewhere. I am putting some of these on The New SUNSET Radio website. I hope you do not mind.

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23rd May 2016
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Steve Quirk

Steve Quirk

Mike Shaft…You gave me my first break in radio 27 years ago with the original Sunset Radio….and so pleased to be a part of the New Sunset Radio…I totally understand and see your decision…I hope OFCOM and the “Radio Industry” in general wakes up and gives “The listener” a better choice and service…I know you will be back Mike and “Keeping The Dream Alive”…I’m here always my friend. x

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23rd May 2016
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James Colah

james Colah

Sorry to hear your news Mike. I can’t thank you enough for the awesome support you gave my music on your show. It’s about time the world and the broadcasting companies woke up and realised that not everyone wants to listen to POOP music (oops, sorry I meant POP music!). x

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23rd May 2016
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Colin Diamond

Full respect Mike always 100% with you now and in the future!

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23rd May 2016
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Nick McNamara

Such a shame. Loved both incarnations of Sunset and will have to learn how to live without it all over again 😢 I know what you mean about lots of radio stations playing the same songs. Surely there’s a market for quality soul on mainstream radio!

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23rd May 2016
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Steve Aggasild

Huge loss Very sad to hear, onwards & upwards Mike Shaft. Ofcom need to have a reality check on radio here in the UK to allow some competition to the major radio groups who are strangling creativity & the chance to hear other output along with the general drivel (that actually sadly still needs to be broadcast for the general public who want it) that is bombarded on the airwaves 24/7. Take a look at college radio in the USA for example – why can’t we replicate that here ? Even RSL’s are long overdue to have their once a year licence brought into the 21st century – rant over !!!!!

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23rd May 2016
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Natasha Watts

Natasha-Watts

Noooooo! ! Sorry to read this x

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23rd May 2016
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Mike Stephens

Mike Stephens

Understand the situation mike. Lifetime ambition realised for me. Thanks for giving me the opportunity.
Sad news but I’m sure sunset will be back stronger than ever!

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23rd May 2016
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Dawn Weatherley

Thats a real shame Mike, have loved listening to it x

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23rd May 2016
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Yvette Essien

One of the best stations around, sorry to hear this x

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23rd May 2016
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Carl Starpoint

Mike, was great being able to work with you again and syndicating your highly impressive breakfast show on Starpoint Radio, also remembering the shows you did on the satellite station to, respect your decision and hope you return to the airwaves soon. Regards Carl Starpoint

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23rd May 2016
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Marcia Bryan

Sad news Mike and it feels like deja vu from the TCOB show rocking the airwaves years ago! I hope you will be back and online radio is gaining popularity…. Just saying!

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23rd May 2016
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Ade Williams

Going to really miss Sunset devastating news, nothing as good in the northwest!!

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23rd May 2016
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Steve Duff

But I bought a DAB radio ffs, sorry Mike.

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23rd May 2016
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Steve King

Steve King

I feel privileged to have been asked to join this incredible station from Mike Shaft who for me was the presenter that got me hook line and sinker into this wonderful music.
When I was asked to join The New Sunset Radio I felt honored and proud to be joining what was always going to be a superb station especially with the master running the operations.
I personally feel it is a huge loss to Manchester and the internet in general that the station is closing but completely understand why. So can I extend my gratitude once again to be given this fantastic opportunity and wish Mike all the best for the future.

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24th May 2016
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Howard Ted Greenwood

I listen via Tunein Radio on my Sonos and Internet radio, but I still don’t understand why this method of broadcasting will be affected.
Anyway Mike, is there anything that we,the ever so grateful listener to your Fantastic station can do to help save the day?

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24th May 2016
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Derek Webster

Isn’t the way forward online? DAB is so patchy and unreliable for local radio.

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24th May 2016
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Max Knobel

Oh, no! This is such a loss😢. Thanks to Mike Shaft for all your effort heart blood you have put into this wonderful project. And thanks to all the charismatic DJs who have been doing all a great job at New Sunset Radio. And remember: after the sunset, there will always a sunrise! And we listeners are waiting for it, desperately!

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24th May 2016
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Victor Fields

Mike Shaft, Stephen Quirk This is very discouraging news. Thank you for your support. It’s folks like you who inspire us to keep making music. Always wishing you the best! Cause it ain’t over til it’s over. Dig?

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24th May 2016
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Julie Honeypenpen Pender

Omg so disappointed I bought a new car and paid extra for a dab radio so I could listen to Sunset radio.
Let’s hope it is back soon. You did your best Mike shaft at Sunset Radio xx

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24th May 2016
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Theresa Douglas

Sorry to hear this news..but as Bizzy said..I totally understand..thanks for the opportunity of allowing me to be part of the team..wish you and your lovely family all the best for the future ..Miss Motivator x

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24th May 2016
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Paul Bexfield

Great shame Mike when I read the news that they had extended the trial I assumed you’d all be on board
Very best wishes to you and all the team and fingers crossed we see you back soon

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24th May 2016
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Julian Allitt

Mike, you’re a legend and a great broadcaster. Don’t give up the fight!

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27th May 2016
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Steve Duff

Hi Mike, sad day again…Amy Keys on at the moment. Could you shed a little light on the reasons for Sunset closing down again please, can’t tell you how pissed off I am at the moment. I loved it first time around and to have it taken off air again has my blood boiling. Doesn’t seem much to ask to be able to listen to the music we love on the radio.
I would also like to thank you for bringing it to us in the first place, short but sweet this time around but I absolutely love the work you have done bringing so much great music to my ears, blessings to you and yours Mike.

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