Archive for March, 2015

April Fools Day is coming up. It’s always a fun day to be on the radio. My favourite April Fools Day bit is the fake concert. On a couple of radio stations, I’ve presented shows that I’ve made out are live concerts. It’s pretty easy to do, you just get big crowd sound effects, recordings […]


Traffic Scam

26Mar15

I’ve just found out that I’ve been caught by a speed scam-era! And make no mistake, they are a scam. Why else would thousands of law abiding citizens be fined hundreds of pounds every week? Sometimes they call them “safety cameras”, that’s the biggest lie of all. I was doing 36 mph on a straight […]


I accidentally became involved in a big scam once. When I returned to 2CRFM in Dorset as Program Director in January 2004, I was given the biggest office. On the walls were framed autographed photos of some of the artists we played. I can’t remember them all but there was definitely a Mariah Carey, a […]


Clocking Off

17Mar15

Can you imagine how boring football would be if you knew exactly when the goals would be scored? How about if every movie you saw followed the same pattern with the car chases, romantic bits and intense dialog all neatly spaced out? What if every concert opened with the artist playing a hot 80’s hit […]


Sometimes history repeats itself. In late 2003, I got a dream job, actually two jobs. I was hired as Program Director and Breakfast Show host at 2CRFM on England’s South Coast. As I was replacing two people, I got the owners to agree to pay me both salaries. Replacing the Program Director was the easy […]


Something weird is going on. Julie works in a gift shop in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and this week she noticed at least a hundred people bought items to celebrate a 40th birthday. Some gifts were targeted at men, some at women and were for people of varying interests so she’s pretty sure that more than a […]


Ever find yourself thinking about your dream job? In late 2003, it looked like it was all over for me at 106 Century FM in the East Midlands of England. The station had changed format, the new boy/girl mid-morning show was throwing dirt and working hard to replace me and my contract was getting close […]


Stop waving pedestrians across the road when you’re stopped at an intersection. It’s not a very nice thing to do. You’re making out that you’re helping but really you’re just lording it over them. You’re treating them as a peasant that may cross in front of your carriage. You might as well just lean out […]