Archive for January, 2017

I’ve been asked to be a judge again at the New York Festivals Radio Program Awards. This year, they’re doing a feature interviews series with the judges called, “Open Mic: The Wonderful World of Radio” for their website. They sent some interesting questions which made me think hard about my answers. I don’t know how […]


Records are not coming back and neither are cassettes! We keep hearing that both of these formats are returning but if you look closer, you’ll realise that they’re not. Last year vinyl accounted for only 5% of music sales. That might sound like a lot until you accept that most music isn’t being bought, it’s […]


Smart Arse!

25Jan17

You’re more likely than ever to get a speeding ticket on Britain’s roads even though you’ve never driven so slowly. It’s all because of “smart” motorways. There’s nothing “smart” about them, they’re just motorways with variable speed limits. The speed limit is displayed on one side of the gantries and on the other side there’s […]


Blame Me!

24Jan17

I am responsible for Liverpool’s defeat to Swansea on Saturday. It’s the first game I’ve managed to get to all season. I bought a new hat and scarf for the occasion. I can now, never wear that hat and scarf to another game. I want to get rid of them but how can a risk […]


When I record an interview for broadcast, the first thing I do is set the levels. I usually ask the guest what they had for breakfast. This week, I got an answer I wasn’t expecting. I was at BBC Radio Merseyside, my guest was John Gorman. You may remember him from The Scaffold (‘Lily The […]


London Calling

18Jan17

In Episode 17 of London Calling, I talk to Kate Bulkley. She’s an American media commentator and journalist based in the UK with over 30 years experience covering media, technology, telecommunications and all the intersections among them. Hear her story and how she made the move from the US and became an award-winning media journalist in […]


London Calling

09Jan17

In Episode 16 of my show for America, the American talk show host and political commentator, Charlie Wolf talks about how he made the move from the US to Britain and what it was like working on an offshore pirate radio station. Other topics covered include, socialised health care and the impact of President Trump. […]


Don’t let Theresa May catch you dissing Brexit! She’s got a zero tolerance approach to dealing with people who have a go at the way the government is handling this mess. Last month she declared war on a band of trouble-making Members of Parliament because they were planning to form an anti-Brexit backbench group. This […]


London Calling

05Jan17

On the latest episode of my show for America, find out who you voted as, “Top Guest Of 2016”. Hear from Eddie The Eagle, John Cleese, Suzi Quatro, Richard E. Grant and Piff The Magic Dragon. As well as that, a health scare for the Queen makes front page news, Badger shares an amazing coincidence […]


Crystal Balls

04Jan17

It’s that time of year again when people in the media make predictions. The only problem is, no one can predict the future. The proof is that nobody predicted what a mess 2016 would turn out to be. This hasn’t stopped “experts” in the media telling us what will happen in 2017. The masters of […]