Mike Read
British composer and musician
Mike Read
Michael David Kenneth Read is an English radio disc jockey, writer, journalist and television presenter.
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Fraser sinkhole forces shutdown of 15 Mile for 'several months' - Detroit Free Press
Google News - about 2 months
Detroit Free Press Fraser sinkhole forces shutdown of 15 Mile for 'several months' Detroit Free Press The massive sinkhole threatening a Fraser neighborhood will force the shutdown of 15 Mile Road for months as city and county agencies scramble for solutions, officials said Monday. Residents packed the council chambers of Fraser City Hall Monday ... Q&A: What we know about the Fraser sinkhole; WATCH LIVE: 15...WDIV Detroit 'Several weeks' before those near sinkhole allowed back homeWZZM13.com Sewage pumped in Detroit-area river after sinkhole formsPorterville Recorder 6abc.com -WXYZ -CBS Local -Michigan Radio all 98 news articles »
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When Fake News Stories Make Real News Headlines
ABC News - 3 months
Marco Chacon's website is RealTrueNews.org is yet another example of fake news making real news headlines.
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Macy's Taps Brookfield to Mine Real Estate Cash as Sales Dip - Bloomberg
Google News - 3 months
Bloomberg Macy's Taps Brookfield to Mine Real Estate Cash as Sales Dip Bloomberg Macy's Inc. hired Brookfield Asset Management to squeeze more money out of its real estate holdings after the largest U.S. department-store company posted another quarter of declining sales. Brookfield will have the exclusive right for two years to ... US department stores strike upbeat note, shares riseReuters Department Stores Struggle With Declining SalesWall Street Journal Is your local Macy's closing? Department store lays out real estate plansMarketWatch Fortune -New York Times -Forbes -MediaPost Communications all 74 news articles »
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Kuna man rescues strangers from burning car, is honored by Boise and state law enforcement
IdahoStatesman.com - almost 2 years
On Feb. 5, Quinn Black watched a crash happen on westbound I-84 near Five Mile Road in Boise. Click to Continue »
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UPDATE: 1 injured, 3 cited in Monday morning crash along Interstate 84 near Five Mile
IdahoStatesman.com - almost 2 years
Idaho State Police say multiple drivers following other vehicles too closely on Interstate 84 Monday morning led to a chain-reaction crash near Five Mile Road that bogged down eastbound traffic. Click to Continue »
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Popular race to celebrate 10th anniversary
Hastings St Leonards Observer - almost 2 years
The 10th anniversary of the Hastings Runners Five-Mile Road Race will take place on Sunday May 10. The race will start at 10.30am outside the Town Hall and head onto the seafront before finishing back at the Town Hall. Arguably the premier five-mile race in Sussex and a Sussex Grand Prix event to boot, it attracts a host of leading runners from inside and outside the county. And as the course is flat, it is also perfect for first time racers, slower runners looking for a personal best or those just out to have a gentle five-mile jog. Walkers are welcome as well and all finishers will receive a bespoke 10th anniversary commemorative medal. Entry forms are available from Priory Meadow Shopping Centre and sport shops or they can be downloaded from www.hastingsrunners.org.uk Online entry is available at www.runnersworld.co.uk and www.runbritain.com. The entry limit is 500 so it is advisable to enter early. Proceeds will go to St Michael’s Hospice, which has so far received £28,000 f ...
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Eminem's Childhood Home In Detroit Burns After Woman Tried To Purchase It
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Detroit home where Eminem spent part of his childhood burned in a blaze Thursday, just days after a woman reportedly offered to purchase it and turn it into a museum dedicated to the rapper. Firefighters responded to battle the fire at the small, two-story bungalow just south of 8 Mile Road at 6:20 p.m., the Detroit Free Press reports. The boarded-up home was on a street with numerous other vacant homes and overgrown yards. According to the Associated Press, an immediate cause wasn't known for the fire that damaged the top floor of the house. A Detroit Free Press video shows some of the aftermath: Here's 19946 Dresden St. in September: By Kate Abbey-Lambertz/The Huffington Post. The house will look familiar to fans of the Detroit MC. It appears on the cover of Eminem's 2000 release "The Marshall Mathers LP," and makes a comeback on the cover of "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," released this week. The vacant house has been up for auction through the Michigan Land Bank f ...
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Sheep Bound For Slaughter Escapes, Careens Into Collision Shop (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Likely bound for slaughter, this poor sheep saw an opportunity for freedom and made a break for it. But her escape was derailed when she was captured inside a Detroit auto shop. The sheep seemed to have escaped from a truck, and was seen running down Eight Mile Road before she darted into Nortown Collision & Glass on the city's east side. The frantic creature ran around the shop, knocking things over, and tried to escape through a window made of safety glass. Employees eventually corralled the sheep, tied her up and gave her food and water, according to the Detroit Free Press. According to WJBK-TV, animal control will hold onto the sheep until an owner is tracked down. The Associated Press reports police said it was tagged and branded, showing it had been sold to a butcher or slaughterhouse. Employees were told the sheep escaped from a truck, according to the Detroit News. “It went so long trying to get away from being slaughtered,” owner Eugene Oleszko told the Fre ...
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U.S. Has to Be Prepared to Make Real Concessions to Iran
Campaign Against Sanctions and M - over 3 years
Summary: Pledging not to overthrow the Iranian government is the bare minimum required to encourage trust that the U.S. is willing to accept a deal on the nuclear issue, but it is still a very small, boilerplate commitment. It would be a more meaningful gesture, and a real shift in policy, if Obama had said that the U.S. will not wage preventive war against Iran. Once again, that isn’t much of a concession in that it simply commits the U.S. to adhere to international law, but it would be an indication that the U.S. wants to reduce tensions with Iran. source: American Conservative read more
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Accident on 4-Mile Injures 3
Caldenonia Patch - over 3 years
Patch is working on getting details about an accident with injuries on 4-Mile Road near Green Bay Road.
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4-Mile Remaining Open During Roadwork
Caldenonia Patch - over 3 years
Racine County will conduct a paving project along 4-Mile Road between Douglas Avenue and Charles Street.
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Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D: Making Education More Like Real Life Through Design Thinking
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Modern education relies on a variety of different sources of information for discovery and drawing conclusions. Among the sources are mixed media such as videos, podcasts or text. Experts in the community can also be sought to convey information to students. In DT, students learn more about the problem they are trying to solve. They do this by going on field trips or visit an expert in a lab, workshop, or studio, for example. Read more: Design Thinking, Educational Trauma, Education, Girls in Stem, Technology News
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Residents Happy to Have 4-Mile Road Open
Caldenonia Patch - over 3 years
4-Mile Road just west of Douglas really is open now, and Patch has video to prove thanks to our readers!
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12 years later, robber sends apology
CNN - over 3 years
About 12 years ago near closing time, a man in a hoodie with his face almost covered came into the InterAsian Market and Deli on Nolensville Pike Road in Nashville, Tennessee.
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CNN among first with new Facebook data-sharing tools - CNN International
Google News - over 3 years
AFP CNN among first with new Facebook data-sharing tools CNN International (CNN) -- CNN is among a handful of news outlets partnering with Facebook on a feature that will help share data about what users are talking about on the social network. On Monday, the site rolled out two new tools. The first, Public Feed API, lets users ... Facebook offers new insight into online conversationMSNBC Facebook Goes After Twitter With Real-Time Conversation TrackingPC Magazine Facebook Opens Twitter-Like Real-Time FeedWall Street Journal North Fork Vue -Network World -eFinance Hub all 67 news articles »
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Tragedy For Detroit's Big Cat
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Reports of a giant cat stalking the streets of Detroit made national headlines for a few days. But now an animal group says that the big cat of Detroit, who was rumored to be the size of a Doberman, has been shot and killed. Paws for the Cause Feral Cat Rescue told WXYZ-TV that the cat met an untimely end. They had been trying for the last several days to rescue the animal. The Detroit Free Press found out more about the cat. For starters, the feline had a name: Chum. Laura Wilhelm-Bruzek, founder of Paws for the Cause, told the Free Press that the cat was three years old and weighed 25 pounds. It was a Savannah cat, a cross-breed between an African serval and a domestic house cat that was first introduced in the 1980s. The cat also wasn't a stray. The owners, who lived in Eastpointe, which borders Detroit, said Chum had escaped through a bathroom window about a month ago. They hadn't micro-chipped their pet. The animal's remains were found in a trash can on ...
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Win a pair of tickets to see 80’s Mania Show!
The Citizen - over 3 years
80’s MANIA, is the UK's Official 1980’s Multi Tribute Reunion Concert!! If you love the 80's - do not miss this show! Kim Wilde, A-ha, Duran Duran, Wham, Cyndi Lauper, Culture Club, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Madness, Erasure, The Human League, The Thompson Twins...... plus many many more LIVE in Concert! A massive line up of 25 best selling artistes are authentically recreated to look and sound how they did back in the decade that fashion forgot. Over 35 non-stop hits with over 150 costumes are performed in this fast paced, high energy, feel good show together with the awesome Mania Band, and Dance Troupe, not forgetting the mind blowing huge video screen, laser and lighting design. New Romantics, leggings, leg-warmers, stiletto’s, shoulder pads, big hair, neon, deely boppers,…. it’s all there. Both on and off the stage! Be sure to arrive early as the party starts half an hour before with their 80's disco road show to get you all in the mood. With an ever growing cult following and ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mike Read
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 67
    He also presented the afternoon show Monday to Friday on BBC Radio Berkshire between 1.30pm and 4pm until March 2015 and continued to do certain programmes for the station including a Saturday afternoon show during the summer of 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 66
    Read withdrew the song from sale on 22 October 2014 and apologised "unreservedly" that it had "unintentionally caused offence".
    More Details Hide Details On 26 October 2014 the song reached number 44 on the UK Singles Chart. In 1999, Read founded the Rupert Brooke Society of which he was chairman for a few years as well as editing the society's twice-yearly magazine and creating a museum at the Orchard Grantchester with Robin Callan. In 2009, Read was reported to have been forced to sell his £1million record collection after being declared bankrupt a second time. In 2011, Read featured in Cash in the Celebrity Attic with Lorne Spicer and expert John Cameron where they searched for antiques and collectibles at his home in the Cotswolds. The items they found raised funds for a memorial to Britain's Bomber Command of the Second World War, and included Charlie Drake memorabilia and artwork made of chocolate and candy. In 2013, Read, along with three friends, formed the British Plaque Trust, a charity established to commemorate deceased achievers in show business, sport and the general arts by unveiling blue plaques on buildings with which they were associated. The organisation aims to act alongside the work in London of English Heritage who have stated that they are "restructuring" their plaque scheme. In the same year, he was one of the event presenters at Concert At The Kings in All Cannings, Wiltshire.
    Read wrote and recorded a song in support of the party, "UKIP Calypso", which was released in October 2014 as a single credited to The Independents.
    More Details Hide Details Party leader Nigel Farage endorsed it and called for the party's supporters to download the song. Read adopted a faux-Jamaican accent, but said that it was "not remotely racist" to do so, saying, "It's a satire and a bit of fun. It's not terribly serious. It wouldn't have sounded very good sung in a Surrey accent." Debate over the song featured on Newsnight, with UKIP spokesman Winston McKenzie, himself of Caribbean origin, praised the song and likening it to Elvis Presley and The Beatles' adaptation of predominantly black musical styles, although the BBC Asian Network's Nihal was critical of it.
    In 2014, he appeared in The Life of Rock with Brian Pern as himself.
    More Details Hide Details In 1979, Read wrote and performed the pop-punk song "High Rise" (upon which his Radio One intro jingle was subsequently based) under the guise of The Trainspotters, following this in 1980 with "My Town" by next studio group, The Ghosts. He then wrote lyrics to Simon May's TRIC Award-winning Trainer television theme. The resulting UK Top 30 single, "More to Life", was performed by Cliff Richard. Read also provided a guest rap on Slade's 1991 UK Top 30 hit, Radio Wall of Sound. After I'm a Celebrity, Read recorded a charity single when he lyrically re-worked Hank Mizell's "Jungle Rock" and as the Jungle Boys (with Neil 'Razor' Ruddock and Lord Brocket) had a UK Top 30 hit single. The follow-up, which made the Top 75, was a new version of Mungo Jerry's In the Summertime. In 2005, Read's song "Grief Never Grows Old" featured on a charity recording in aid of victims of the 2004 tsunami. Performed by an ensemble of artists named One World Project, the single reached Number 4 in the UK singles chart.
  • 2012
    Age 64
    On 21 July 2012, Read spoke at the UK Independence Party's South East regional Conference in Frimley, where he was also announced as a member of the party.
    More Details Hide Details Read has since spoken at the UKIP 2012 Annual Conference at Birmingham Town Hall on 21 September.
    Read was heard on Magic 1548 in the north of England, where he presented their Weekend Breakfast show, on Saturdays & Sundays 7am-10am starting April 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 63
    From July 2011, he hosted the Golden Hour on More Radio (Swindon & Wiltshire), formerly Total Star Wiltshire.
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  • 2010
    Age 62
    From 1 November 2010, Read returned to Big L with a daily show from 8am-12pm Monday-Friday.
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  • 2009
    Age 61
    In November 2009, Read began hosting a mid-morning show on the TotalStar network in the West of England.
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    In October 2009, Read was reported to be part of a team of veteran DJs forming a new radio station One Gold to rival the BBC.
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  • 2008
    Age 60
    From 17 November 2008, he launched a 10am-2pm weekday programme slot on Star 107.5 covering Gloucestershire and the Malverns.
    More Details Hide Details Read also presented a weekday show between 5am and 7am (9 February – 9 September) on internet radio station Wight FM (this was voicetracked). He also presented a regular slot called "Dancing Through the Decades" on Saturday evenings between 6pm and 10pm on KCFM.
    In November 2008 he took time out from Big L to present the 3pm-7pm Drivetime show on Hull-based station KCFM for a week (10–14 November) as cover for Shaun Tilley.
    More Details Hide Details Read became the third ex-Radio 1 DJ to broadcast on the station, along with Tony Blackburn and Paul Burnett.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2005
    Age 57
    In May 2005, he became the weekday morning presenter on Big L 1395, a station modelled on the 1960s pirate radio station.
    More Details Hide Details He has also done occasional stints on Talksport.
  • 2003
    Age 55
    Between 2003 and 2004, Read presented a Saturday morning show on the Magic network around the UK.
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  • 1999
    Age 51
    From September 1999, he presented the Breakfast Show on Jazz FM in the north of England, then in 2001 joined Spirit FM in Chichester, initially presenting a Sunday show from 10am to 1pm before moving to a weekday afternoon show from 2pm to 3pm, playing music from various featured years.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 48
    In addition to a daily show on Capital Gold, he joined Classic FM, where he presented a weekend show and had a stint as weekday breakfast presenter starting in March 1996.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequently, he presented the networked Breakfast Show on Classic Gold stations around the UK.
  • 1992
    Age 44
    Also in 1992 he was heard on BBC Radio 2 presenting special shows looking back at Cliff Richard's career and playing his music.
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  • 1991
    Age 43
    Read left Radio 1 in 1991 and moved to Capital Gold, (then a London-only station), presenting his Mike Read Collection, which went out on a Sunday night, before taking on the weekday Drivetime show in mid-1992, where he remained until he left the station in late 1995.
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    He remained in this slot until 1991.
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  • 1989
    Age 41
    From January 1989 to September 1990 Read presented a weekly show called The Mike Read Collection, which was broadcast on Monday evenings, and still remained on the Friday panel show Singled Out (which had by then gone back to its original name of Round Table).
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  • 1988
    Age 40
    Read's Saturday morning show ended in September 1988 and his Sunday afternoon oldies shows finished in January 1989, when Alan Freeman rejoined the station to host an oldies version of Pick of the Pops.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1987
    Age 39
    In 1987, he moved to Saturday mornings, and also to a Sunday afternoon show, where he played classic tracks.
    More Details Hide Details In addition he hosted Round Table and later went back to it as the renamed Singled Out on Friday evenings, where musicians and disc jockeys would review the new single releases.
  • 1986
    Age 38
    Following on from his five-year stint on Radio 1's breakfast show, Read took over a Sunday morning show in 1986.
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  • 1984
    Age 36
    In 1984 he interrupted broadcasting the Frankie Goes to Hollywood song "Relax" owing to its obscene lyrics.
    More Details Hide Details Halfway through playing the single, Read lifted the needle from the record, denounced the lyrics as "obscene" and refused to play it again, although in later years Read has played it.
  • 1981
    Age 33
    He took over The Radio 1 Breakfast Show on Monday 5 January 1981.
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  • 1978
    Age 30
    He joined Radio 1 in November 1978 and was soon presenting the nighttime programme before John Peel's show, where he championed new groups and featured live sessions.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 28
    Read's professional broadcasting career began in March 1976 at Reading's Radio 210, where he co-hosted a show with Steve Wright - entitled Read and Wright – before joining Radio Luxembourg late in 1977.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Born
    Read was born 1 March 1947 in Heywood, Lancashire, the only child of a publican.
    More Details Hide Details The family moved from Manchester to Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, when he was an infant. He attended Woking Grammar School followed by a sixth-form college. He was an estate agent for a while, and recorded under various names including Mickey Manchester.
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