For a couple of days now I’ve been wondering what has happened to Mike Parry on Talksport. He just suddenly disappeared with no explanation, the station has a history of getting shot of presenters and just airbrushing them from any sort of existence, and it started to look like the same thing was happening with Mike Parry.
Today the story started to unravel itself. I first heard of the stations hiring of Richard Keys and Andy Gray on 5 Live, it seemed to me that it was only after that, that Talksport announced the news.
I have to say it was no surprise to me, too see the two of them rock up on this station. It was only a matter of time.
There’s a bit too much of a coincidence here. The programme director, a chap call Moz Dee, who I can say I’ve never heard of, later went on the evening show with Adrian Durham and Darren Gough and gave a stage managed iterview in which he didn’t shed any light on Parry’s departure, just thanking him for his service and saying Parry had decided to move on.
He wasn’t asked, and he didn’t volunteer any information as to why Parry had suddenly left.
But why did Parry move on? He and Mike Graham have made a massive success of their mid-morning show, the slot that Keys and Gray are now going to fill. I get the feeling that Parry would have been raging at having his slot taken from him, just because a couple of Sky Sports outcasts became available on the market, and quite frankly I don’t blame him if that is what happened.
Mike Parry dosen’t strike me as the kind of chap to take things lieing down. My instinct on this, is that Parry has told them to stick their job as he is not having a couple of so-called bigger names coming in and taking his place.
I’d be amazed if Keys and Gray can produce a more entertaining show that Parry did. I’d say that Parry knows they can’t do better as well, and I bet thats why he’s walked.