YOU may have heard our pre­sen­ters on air but did you know about their back­ground?

Our deputy sta­tion man­ager is Mark Black­man. The youngest of four, Mark (aka Black­ers) is a Mersey­side lad born and bred, who went to col­lege and uni.

He’s been in Cheshire for over 15 years, so feels well and truly that the com­mu­nity is now in his blood. In that time, he’s worked at the Beeb and com­mer­cial ra­dio in var­i­ous guises, from read­ing travel news to pre­sent­ing – even phys­i­cally keep­ing one sta­tion on the air while broad­cast­ing. Mark is a keen quizzer and has ap­peared on TV shows such as The Chase and Go For It. As deputy sta­tion man­ager he ‘takes care of busi­ness’ when nec­es­sary – the tech­ni­cal as­pects, help­ing on var­i­ous road­shows and events and fill­ing in for other pre­sen­ters when they go AWOL.

He’s a big fan of 80s mu­sic and, away from the sta­tion, he’s a res­i­dent DJ at The Berke­ley, in Wi­gan. Black­ers loves to so­cialise, meet new peo­ple and catch up with fam­ily and friends.

He is also a big Mac­cles­field Town fan and can reg­u­larly be seen in the Star Lane end at the Moss Rose with other Canalside pre­sen­ters in­clud­ing Paul Truss­well, Nick Wright, and Brian Moores.

Catch up with Black­ers at Break­fast – Mon­days to Fri­days 7am-10am on Canalside 102.8FM.

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