Archive for November, 2015

A couple of years ago, Prince Charles visited Stevenage. He was chauffeured around in his own personal Range Rover, which drove up from London. Charles wasn’t in it at the time, he flew to Stevenage in a helicopter. This week, Prince Charles gave a speech at the UN Climate Change Conference and told a room […]


I was the victim of a crime on the mean streets of Chicago a few years ago. I was reminded of this today when I came across a Youtube video of James Bay playing in Buddy Guy’s “Legends” club. James is from where we live in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and it turns out that he’s also […]


Home Truth

28Nov15

The War Office changed its name to the Ministry of Defence in 1964. Now they should just go ahead and change it back. The Prime Minister, David Cameron is saying that we should bomb Islamic State militants in Syria and that Britain cannot afford to stand aside. But we’re not standing aside, we’re doing our […]


Is it asking too much to expect people to do what they said they were going to do, when they said they were going to do it? I ordered a part for my car on Friday. The bloke on the phone said it would be couried out to me, using an internationally well known courier […]


Are the American public being manipulated? The U.S. has issued a worldwide travel alert for it’s citizens in response to what they’re calling an “increased terror threat”. They’re advising Americans to avoid crowded places. They haven’t closed any airports, cancelled any flights or told people not to travel. It’s a vague warning that doesn’t offer any […]


Radio Ga Ga!

23Nov15

In radio you’re supposed to keep people listening by teasing ahead, giving the listener a reason to stay, something to look forward to. So why do so many music radio DJs keep saying on the air, what time they’re on till? Often they give you this information at the beginning of their shift. The first […]


God Only Knows

22Nov15

In the darkness surrounding what happened in Paris, there was a tiny glimmer of light. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the terror attacks in Paris caused him to “doubt” the presence of God. He said he reacted with “profound sadness” at the events and was left asking where God was in the French […]


Back Fire?

21Nov15

We’re all angry about what happened in Paris. Do we always make the best decisions when we’re angry? How many times have you looked back on a situation and realised what you SHOULD have done? Six out of ten Britons want the UK to bomb ISIS in Syria. That’s according to a ComRes poll, published […]


Posh Motor

19Nov15

A personalised Range Rover Sport that was formerly owned by David Beckham will go up for auction next month. If you buy it, don’t get confused, Victoria Beckham isn’t still in the car.  That’s the gear stick! Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” […]


Here’s something else that you can blame on your genes. Scientists have identified a “drunk and disorderly” gene. According to a study from Finland, around 2% of the country’s population is cursed with the mutation that causes people to go wild after drinking. What we need now is for a similar study to be done […]


Pollute-icians

17Nov15

Are Britain’s politicians really stupid or are they just going out of their way to drink more tea and eat more biscuits? The Commons Transport Select Committee are meeting to debate whether UK vehicle testing is “fit for purpose”. Hang on, didn’t 1.2 million Volkswagens beat the current emission tests? What does that tell you? Surely […]


In this one I tell Amy all about how I made a child cry in a shopping centre. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. If you’d like to talk to me about it, call me on +44 1438 422106 between 6 and 9 weekday […]


Martin Heer is 20 years old and lives in Wendlingen near Stuttgart, Germany. His favourite radio station is BOB fm in the Home Counties, he listens online. He’s been studying media design and production at the University of Offenburg since March 2014. Part of his course is a 90 day internship at a media company, […]


No one can make you angry without your help. When someone says something to you and it makes you irate, it’s not what they said, it’s why you thought they said it that makes your blood boil. It’s important to remember that bit, “…why YOU THOUGHT they said it”. That thought is yours, you made […]


Raw Radio.

10Nov15

This week I found a ‘behind the scenes’ video of the Breakfast Show I used to present on 106 Century FM in the East Midlands. It shows what was happening on and off the air while the songs and commercials were playing and how quickly we go from live to pre recorded and back again. […]


Mack Nuggets.

08Nov15

Here are some of my favourite bits from BOB fm this year including; Why Volkswagen have done nothing wrong, the sinister truth about the sugar tax, how Jeremy Corbyn almost messed up Britain sucking up to the Chinese, Prince William was the wrong person to talk to the Chinese but their president is staying in the […]


In 1997, around 35 British radio stations broke format and played some of the worst songs ever recorded. They played them all simultaneously, by accident. The radio stations belonged to a large group and their format was ‘Gold’ or ‘Oldies’. Stuck for how to fill air time in those odd days between Christmas and New […]


Syria Season.

05Nov15

Isis claimed responsibility for blowing up that Russian airliner over Egypt. In all likelihood it was in retaliation for Moscow’s airstrikes against Isis in Syria. A few weeks ago, David Cameron was pressing for British military action against Islamic State in Syria. Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary said that bombing I.S. targets there would keep […]


A tsunami wiped out a radio station newsroom on the Dorset coast. In 2004, I was the Program Director at 2CR FM in Bournemouth. In the run up to Christmas, one of the sales people kept telling everyone in the office how many weeks and days it was till his holiday in Thailand. Alan was […]


We NEVER want socks! Christmas is getting closer and if you’re a lady who’s looking for a gift idea for a bloke in your life and you’re thinking about socks, think again. The message we get when you give the gift of socks is, you didn’t even try. Do you actually think we want socks? […]