- Moz Dee - Talksport
- United Kingdom
Talk Sport radio station today parted company with presenter Mike Parry !
In 1999, Parry joined Talk Radio (later known as talkSPORT). Parry originally co-presented the Sports Breakfast with Alan Brazil, but after the onset of health problems, he was replaced by Graham Beecroft and subsequently Ronnie Irani. Parry supports Everton Football Club.
In 2003, Parry suffered heart failure and was treated at Harefield Hospital. In 2004, Parry was diagnosed with advanced dilated cardiomyopathy and placed on the transplant list. At a routine check up in January 2005, Parry's consultant stated there was a "marked improvement" but told Parry that although his condition might be stable, his heart wouldn't improve. In April 2005, due to a combination of drug treatment and Parry's improvements in digestion and exercise, resulting in a loss of 4 stone in six months, Parry was removed from the transplant list. Parry completed the Great North Run, raising £9,000 pounds for Harefield Hospital in September 2007.
Due to the improvement in his health, Parry returned to co-host the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on Monday and Friday mornings, and sometimes stood in for Ronnie Irani if he was unavailable. Changes in talksport's schedule for 2009 meant that Parry used to present the 10 am–1 pm slot with Andy Townsend on Mondays to Fridays. Up until February 2011 he co-hosted With Mike Graham on the Monday-Friday 10 am–1 pm slot. Mike Parry and Mike Grahams 10-1pm daily show has now been scrapped and has been replaced with a new show hosted by Richard Keys and Andy Gray from 14th February 2011.
We, the undersigned, all want Mike Parry back on Talk Sport Radio.
The Bring back Mike Parry ! petition to Moz Dee - Talksport was written by P Grainger and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.