Archive for April, 2016

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A schoolboy holds a leather ball In a photograph on a bedroom wall the bed is made, the curtains drawn as silence greets the break of dawn. The dusk gives way to morning light revealing shades of red and white which hang from posters locked in time of the Liverpool team of 89. Upon a […]


I got the sack from a radio station for what I wrote in my last blog. https://grahammack.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/how-to-get-people-to-call-in-to-radio-stations-again/ Ok, it wasn’t the actual blog that got me fired and the sacking happened a few years ago. I was dismissed for the way I handled on-air phone calls. In the blog, I explained how I now have […]


To get great phone calls on the radio these days, you have to work like a magician. I realised this when I stumbled on a Youtube video today that shows you how to do a trick that makes it look like you’ve put a penny in a glass bottle without taking the top off the […]


When is a deal not a deal? At one UK radio station where I worked, after presenting the Breakfast show for about three years, I was told I was being moved to the afternoon Drive program. I still had about a year left on my contract, which clearly stated that the job was, “Breakfast show […]


The Queen’s birthday is confusing. This week, she turned 90 but although she was born on 21st April, her “official” birthday is in June. It’s a tradition that was started by George II in 1748 and it owes its origins to the ageless problem of the British weather. George was born in November and felt […]


You can tell how much Liverpudlians like you by how short your name gets. Scousers go beyond just dropping your last name and start abbreviating your first name. In other parts of the world, it’s not uncommon for Stuart to become, “Stu” or David to become “Dave” but on Merseyside, Steve, which is already an […]


I don’t like scientists who think they’re better than us. The official name of a new British multi-million pound polar research vessel is unlikely to be “Boaty McBoatface”, despite winning a public poll. The public overwhelmingly voted for it to be the name in a poll that closed at the weekend. It got more than […]


Mack Nuggets

17Apr16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Radio Merseyside, including: The end of the world. What Charlie said. A tribute to George Martin. Ricky Tomlinson talks about Mickey Finn. Liverpool’s zoo. Andrew Neal gets taken down by a ten year old. Connections to celebrity. Roger McGough talks about the Blitz; a journey from hell. The […]


Today I got to speak to the bloke who says his dad started it all. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you want to respond to anything I’ve written, tweet me; @GrahamMack 


Everyone in Liverpool has a story. Today I went to Bootle to get my car’s air-conditioning re-charged. I met a bloke called Ian Parkinson from CoolCar. While Ian hooked up his gauges and vacuum pump, I got my phone out to check some emails. That’s when Ian noticed the Liver Bird on my home screen. […]


Smart Arse

09Apr16

Motorways used to be Britain’s fastest roads but not any more. These days you’re lucky if you can go faster than 50mph. I’ve been spending my weekends on the M1 and M6 lately because I’ve been driving between Hertfordshire and the North West. It feels as if most of that time I’m driving in roadworks. […]


I’ve never understood why complaints that common sense would tell you, are not worth wasting your time with, get so much attention from people who run and regulate radio stations in the UK. I read this week that Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, presenters of the BBC Radio 5 Live film review show got into […]


“Most of the things I do are misunderstood. Hey, after all, being misunderstood is the fate of all true geniuses, is it not?” That quote comes from Howard Stern in his movie Private Parts. Maybe it’s a broadcasting thing, since I got into radio, I’ve constantly been misunderstood, right from the very start. In 1993, I […]


April Fools Day

01Apr16

Don’t believe everything you see, hear and read today! I thought you might like to listen to what we did on BOB fm last year… Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you want to respond to anything I’ve written, tweet me; @GrahamMack