Archive for November, 2016

London Calling

30Nov16

My special guest on London Calling my radio show for America is Simon Conway. He’s a conservative radio talk show host on WHO Newsradio 1040 in Iowa. Although he’s an American broadcaster, Simon was born and bred in Britain. He talks about how and why he became one of the proudest citizens of the United […]


London Calling

28Nov16

In Episode 10 of London Calling, my radio show for America, Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress, Suzi Quatro talks about her life and career; Is Donald Trump going to meet the Queen?; Yoko Ono’s reaction to Donald Trump winning the election; How Donald should use the British model in the USA; The British law that bans […]


Was it a case of mistaken identity or was I on the air with an idiot? In 2002, I was the presenter of the Breakfast Show on 106 Century FM in Nottingham. I was invited to appear as a guest on a hospital radio show. I was told it was their version of Desert Island […]


King Donald

17Nov16

President-elect Donald J. Trump is so far out of his depth it’s not funny. He has no experience in politics and no idea what the job of president involves. So most of the presidential work will end up being done by the vice-president, Mike Pence. Pence has a lot of experience, he  was elected to the […]


Usually radio stations are programmed to appeal to their target audience. That isn’t always the case. I found that out in my first on-air gig at 2PK, Parkes in the Central west of New South Wales, Australia in 1993. There was a broadcasting regulation that meant that if the town you broadcast from didn’t have […]


London Calling is my online radio show for America. Episode 9 features Part 2 of my chat with Eddie The Eagle. He explains how he now lives in a house with no walls or ceilings and no kitchen. He cooks on a camping stove and survives on free meals and egg sandwiches. You’ll also hear […]


There are a lot of videos online that show what looks like people in old movies talking on mobile phones. This is supposed to prove that these people are time travellers. Well that just doesn’t make sense. Even if someone had taken their phone back in time, it wouldn’t work because there would be no […]


“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.” That’s one of my favourite quotes from the American comedian, George Carlin. Democracy is flawed, it gave power to Adolph Hitler, Brexiteers and now Trump. It makes it far too easy for dodgy people to sell an illusion that empowers large groups of people who […]


Some decisions that radio station Program Directors make baffle me. I’ve worked on music stations where you weren’t allowed to play two female artists back-to-back, a station where I was told to play more music in the afternoon because there weren’t enough songs being played at breakfast time and a station that sped up all […]


Top Trump

09Nov16

Democracy doesn’t work. The proof is that America has elected Donald Trump as president. This is a “businessman” who’s gone bankrupt six times running CASINOS. How is that even POSSIBLE, the games are rigged so the house always wins! He’s a racist, misogynist, bigot and a compulsive liar that has insulted more than half of […]


London Calling

08Nov16

Here’s what’s in Episode 8 of London Calling: I talk to one of the stars of America’s Got Talent, Las Vegas magician, Piff The Magic Dragon. He talks about making it big in America and his life in Britain before that. The latest twist in the Brexit story that could slow down the process of Britain leaving […]


Mack Nuggets

03Nov16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including:  When Julie gets an unexpected compliment; Inappropriate laughter; A bizarre wrong number; A leopard in the hotel room; Show us your tats; Boris Johnson the porn star; Why British people have a problem with commitment; What was David Cameron singing to himself?; Holiday arguments; Proof […]


Battle Dress

02Nov16

  How would you feel if, just for fun, a battle of Hastings reenactment society recreated the events of 1066 on a main road you were trying to drive along? People dressing up in costumes and pretending to be someone they’re not is happening every day on Britain’s roads. Grown men (and it’s usually men) […]


London Calling

01Nov16

In the latest episode of my new show for America, Eddie The Eagle tells his true story about how he got to the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. You’ll also hear how a brave six year old saved her mother’s life, Charles checks in from Chicago, Holly gets rescued by Prince William but isn’t happy […]