Archive for May, 2016

Suicyclists

29May16

Cars have been traveling at 180 miles per hour on public roads this weekend. It’s the Monaco Grand Prix. Of course those roads are closed to normal traffic. It would be ridiculous to hold it on a road that’s open to the public. Motorsport has no place on our roads. It’s not just motorsport, it […]


According to the bible “censuses are immoral” – and God killed 70,000 innocent counted Jews to punish David for counting them… It’s interesting that the latest census information we have shows that atheism is more popular in Britain than any religion. The figures show that the proportion of the population who identify themselves as having […]


I often find myself in the wrong place at the wrong time. In May 2010, I started as the Breakfast Presenter at BBC Wiltshire, based in Swindon. I didn’t go on the air straight away and spent the first week driving around visiting various parts of the town, meeting local people and recording a quick […]


Cold War

24May16

It’s the coldest time of the year. The sun is out but it’s not that warm yet. Fresh air fanatics who can’t tell the difference between light and heat, notice the sun is shining and immediately set about opening every window and door they can find. The maximum temperature outside yesterday was 19 degrees Celsius. […]


I’m very suspicious of a city that hates cars as much as Cambridge does. I was there yesterday. There are loads of streets that you’re not allowed to drive down and there’s hardly anywhere to park! It’s ironic that there was once a car named after this place that detests them so much. On the […]


“There are conspiracy theories about the Kennedy assassination? Really? Since when?” Those words came from a twenty-five year old I was talking to recently. You’d think that with so much information available these days, it would be impossible for anyone to be unaware that conspiracy theories surround the assassination of President Kennedy. With all the […]


When my laptop died a couple of years ago, I lost loads of important stuff. It was a wake-up call, now I don’t store ANYTHING on any of my computers. I only ever save stuff to Google Drive, the cloud storage system. Next time any of my computers crash or is destroyed, at home or […]


Superbugs will kill someone every three seconds by 2050. That’s according to a global review, published by Lord Jim O’Neill. The problem is, bugs are becoming resistant to antibiotics. The reason is that farm animals are being fed antibiotics. Those drugs are ending up in OUR food. We’re now all on antibiotics so superbugs are […]


In Britain we have nationalised celebrities. These are people who are paid by the taxpayers to be famous. They do all of the things that privately funded celebrities do, like living in huge houses, riding in expensive vehicles and attending lavish banquets and gala openings. Our nationalised celebrities are experts at waving. We call them […]


I gave up smoking for the same reasons I started smoking. I took up smoking at 14 because I wanted to be grown up and cool. I gave up smoking at 21 because I wanted to be grown up and cool. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this […]


I didn’t make the best first impression with my producer when I got my first BBC job. In May 2010, I started as the Breakfast Presenter at BBC Wiltshire, based in Swindon. The local football club, Swindon Town, had just made it to the League One playoffs and were playing Millwall at Wembley. A few […]


Hate Crime

15May16

This week a man was arrested in Scotland because an online video shows his dog making a Nazi salute. He could now be charged for committing a hate crime. The Crown Prosecution Service website has a large section on hate crime and how they define it. I was particularly interested in the section on race […]


Sometimes you should look at the glass as half full. I got an email from James Cridland the other day. James is a British radio consultant who recently moved to Brisbane, Australia. He mentioned that 4BC, the talk station in Brisbane now has only one local presenter. The rest of the shows are networked from […]


Toilet Humour

13May16

I’ve met a lot of posh people since I started working in radio. One producer I worked with told me that she was five years old before she heard the word “toilet”. In their house it was called the lavatory or the loo. On her first day at school she was asked if she’d like […]


Viewing Figures

11May16

Music has lost it’s value, TV shows and movies are next. A while ago, I mentioned how TV box sets have become the new LPs. Fans of particular shows wait for the latest release and rumours start about the next one being the last. It’s exactly how we used to talk about albums from our […]


I had the honor and privilege of appearing on the PodcastOne international hit podcast “Up Close and Far Out” this week with the wonderful Michael Harrison from Talkers.com. The Talkers.com website described it as,”…an extensive chat with Graham Mack, the personable “breakfast show” host and program director of independent music and talk station BOB-FM located in the […]


I’ve been unlucky with speeding tickets. One morning, exactly three years ago, I came within three points of losing my licence. I used to present a Sunday morning show on Jack FM in Southampton. I lived in Swindon at the time, which was a 130 mile round trip. On the May Day bank holiday weekend […]


Jean Genie

08May16

I’m not very good at clothes shopping. My favourite pair of Levis has a hole in one of the back pockets. It’s caused by a little zip on my wallet that lives in that pocket. Over time, it’s worn it’s way through.   I decided to get a new pair of jeans so today I […]


Mack Nuggets

06May16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: The Graham Mack Theory of Everything; How I almost got thrown out of a West End theatre; The best way to have pancakes; How to look good in every photo; David Cameron is not dead; The answer to Britain’s obesity epidemic; Fancy dress stories; […]


The people who lead the most interesting lives at radio stations tend not to be the presenters. At one radio station I worked at, one of the ladies in the sales team had an interesting experience after meeting a bloke through an internet dating site. “I’ve been on your radio station!”, he said on their […]