Archive for January, 2016

Liverpool’s win on penalties in the Capital One Cup last week reminds me of one radio station I worked at where most of the staff became Liverpool supporters. From January 2004 to June 2006, I was the Program Director at 2CR FM on the South Coast. The staff worked out that I was in a […]


Control Freak

25Jan16

There was a fear of new things in our house when I was growing up. This fear led to decisions being made that took the magic out of things. In a previous Craic, I mentioned how when we were kids, to change the channel on the TV, you had to walk across the room and […]


It’s not every day that you get a call, live on the radio from a bloke stuck in traffic trying to get his wife to the hospital so she can give birth! Here’s how it was covered on ITV… 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 […]


Where have all the skinny kids gone? Data from the Health Survey for England shows that 31.2% of children aged 2 to 15 are classed as either overweight or obese. Why is that? I was a skinny kid, most of my mates were skinny kids. We were all scrawny because compared to today’s kids, we […]


Just when you thought the Trump campaign couldn’t get any more ridiculous, he throws Sarah Palin into the mix. In her endorsement speech she described potential President Trump as a… “…commander in chief who will let our warriors do their job and go kick ISIS ass…” And described supporters of the Trump-Palin ticket as… ”…proud […]


Rock On

19Jan16

My band raised £22,000 for charity in 2011. I was working as Breakfast Show Host on BBC Wiltshire. One day on the show, I interviewed Gavin Jones, the Chief Executive of Swindon Borough Council. During my research, I discovered that he played lead guitar, so I snuck a guitar and amp into the studio and […]


Top Trumps

18Jan16

‘People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It!’ That’s the title of a book by the motivational speaker, Larry Winget. Larry is right, and this week, we got more undeniable proof. British MPs debated a petition calling for a ban on Donald Trump from entering the UK. The Trump campaign to become president of the […]


If you were invited to someone’s birthday party, how would you feel if they asked you to pay £150 to be there? That’s what the Queen is doing for her 90th. I agree with Rosie Millard from The Independent, who’s written an excellent article about this PR disaster. The Queen is “inviting” along all of […]


Outsider

16Jan16

Why do people keep describing the outdoors as “great”? The outdoors is not great, it’s cold, damp and windy.   If the outdoors is so great, why are houses so expensive? 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 […]


The recent decline in China’s currency, which has fuelled turmoil in Chinese stock markets and driven the government there to suspend trading twice, could have a dramatic knock-on effect in the UK. Poundland could end up selling cheap Chinese crap for LESS than a pound! Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video […]


Cold Sore

13Jan16

I’ve had it all wrong about the Met Office. I used to think they were fortune tellers. They make out they can predict the future but they’re rubbish at it. They predicted a hot dry summer for England. What we got was one of the coldest and wettest. Before Christmas, they predicted 38 days of […]


Cough up!

12Jan16

The big tobacco companies must be laughing their heads off! British American Tobacco, the makers of the e-Voke electronic cigarettes, have won approval from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). That means electronic cigarettes could be prescribed on the NHS. Your tax money will be going to a company that’s part of an […]


In this one we talk about David Bowie. Let’s hope people start getting his name right! 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 […]


Mack Nuggets

10Jan16

These are my favourite bits from 2015 on BOB fm, including: DeWalt and BOB fm, the amputation station. Killer jellyfish. The sinister truth about David Cameron’s ‘Christian values’. Why Smartphones are not going anywhere. Cats trying it on. If you don’t want to get ripped off, buy the knock-off version. Locked out stories. The donkey […]


Drone Alone

09Jan16

Would you fly in a drone? A Chinese company claimed a world first last week by unveiling a drone capable of carrying a human passenger. After setting a flight plan, the passenger just has to give two commands – “take off” and “land”. They have no controls as a backup. The company is planning a […]


Prince George continues to do normal things that any two year old does and the media continues to be amazed by this. This week, we were bombarded with pictures of his first day at nursery. It’s like that movie The Truman Show, where a bloke’s life, from the moment of his birth, is filmed by thousands […]


We made the television news this time last year. A lady went into Labour on the A1 and her husband called me for help to get through the traffic. Here’s how ITV covered it… You can listen to how it all unfolded on BOB fm, here… Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; […]


Booze Views

05Jan16

Britain’s unhealthy attitude to alcohol is so messed up that not having a drink is considered an athletic achievement now. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that Cancer Research UK are encouraging people to stop drinking for a month but calling it a “Dryathlon” shows just how much of a problem booze is […]


Off The Hook

03Jan16

The great philosopher, Kenny Rogers, once said, “you’ve got to know when to hold’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away and know when to run.” That comes from the opening remarks of an audio seminar I listened to once by Herb Cohen. Herb is widely regarded as one of the world’s […]


Mack Nuggets

02Jan16

Here’s what I’ve been on about on BOB fm lately, including: The wrong people voting to bomb Syria. How to make us happy when paying for parking at hospitals. How Katie Hopkins and Donald Trump are made for each other. Why Smartphones are not going anywhere. When I met Noddy Holder. My cats trying it […]