Archive for the ‘blog’ Category

Mack Nuggets

03Mar19

Here’s what I’ve been up to with Gaz Drinkwater on Fix Radio Manchester, including: The truth about the Isis bride. Another car on the tram tracks. Missing seats at Old Trafford. The pink chicken. Lego porn. Racism from Liam Neeson. The dangers of drinking tea. Classic Simpsons. The lion and the goolies. Valentines Day stories. […]


Russ & Jono, the multi award-winning radio show hosts are back! They appeared as guest stars on Fix Radio last month and the audience response was so big that now they’re back, permanently. The Russ and Jono Fix Radio Experience will be heard weekdays 12-1pm and Saturdays 8-10am on Fix Radio London and Fix Radio […]


Hot For Cleaner

17Feb19

Things didn’t go according to plan when one of my single workmates booked a hot cleaner. He saw the image of a very attractive young girl advertising home cleaning services online. She was a lot more expensive than the other cleaners he’d got quotes from but he decided to book her to clean his flat […]


Mack Nuggets

16Feb19

I went to a radio station reunion this weekend. It was BRMB’s 45th reunion at Bacchus Bar in Birmingham. I worked there from March 99 to January 02. I caught up with James Blonde and Ollie Hayes who’ve got hairier and balder respectively… Everyone has got older except Les Ross who should be 70 now […]


Why do we have to speak Italian for ONE WORD? That’s what happens when you order a coffee. I drink black decaf, so I don’t need to know the difference between a cappuccino, frappuccino, cup-a-tea-no, macchiato, mocha soccer, happy shopper, snotty, spotty moriarty, Russell Harty, it’s-my-party or farty latte, but I do have to order […]


Is it offensive to homeless people? On my way to work the other morning, I saw two people sleeping rough at the South Bank entrance to Blackfriars station. I say “rough”, they didn’t look like they were down and out. They had sleeping bags that looked brand new and nice backpacks that they were using […]


Mars Attacks

03Feb19

Alexa doesn’t like me. When we first got Amazon’s virtual assistant, about a year ago, she was fine. Now she’s gone off me. She prefers Julie’s voice to mine. Alexa has started behaving like a moody teenager. Often when I ask her a question, she just ignores me. When Julie asks, she’s straight onto it. […]


Mack Nuggets

02Feb19

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Fix Radio Manchester lately, including: The start; Publicity Stunt ideas; The answer to the BIG question; Mission Impossible; Gaz climbs a crane; The UAE gender equality awards; A tribute to the inventor of Pot Noodle and The truth about The Manchester Evening News. Craic on! If you enjoyed […]


Phonies

27Jan19

Why aren’t presenters on music radio stations putting callers on the air? I read a tweet this week from @Aircheck, the social networking site for radio. They were asking if a person who calls in with traffic information should be referred to on the air as a “listener” or a “caller”. I replied with, “Why […]


Mystery solved but it shouldn’t have take this long! For weeks now, we’ve had this annoying noise in the hallway of our new build flat. It sounds like it’s coming from the wall that separate us from our next door neighbour. The builders have been, turned off all of the power in our flat and […]


Mack Nuggets

24Jan19

Listen to what happened when Gaz climbed 150 feet to the top of a tower crane.  We broadcast from a building site in Salford. “Downtown” which is being built by McGoff Construction. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video


In the 90s, the biggest commercial radio Breakfast Show in the UK was Russ & Jono on Virgin. They had millions of listeners and won just about every major award going. Now they’re back and they’re on Fix Radio. All of their classic features have returned including, ‘House Of Crap’, ‘Sad But True’, ‘Dumb Crime […]


Jumping to conclusions can get you into a lot of trouble. The weird noise in the hallway of our new build apartment has become even more mysterious. When the builders came to investigate, they switched off all of the power in our place and the noise continued, so it must be the people in the […]


This is what it sounded like when we launched a brand new radio station for Manchester this week. If you like it, you can listen live here; http://www.fixradio.co.uk/player/manchester/ I present the Breakfast show with the brilliant Gaz Drinkwater, weekdays 7am to 9am. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a […]


The weird noise in the hallway of our new build apartment is still there! The builders have been, switched off all of the power in our place and the noise continues. This confirms that it’s coming from our neighbours. The other side of the wall is their bathroom, what are they doing in there day […]


It was the coat that gave it away. It wasn’t even that nice a coat, a grey, rumpled overcoat that wouldn’t look good on anybody. On Monday, sat opposite me on the 18:17 from London St Pancras to Peterborough via Hitchin, was the multi-award-winning playwright, screenwriter, actor and author, Alan Bennett. At first I wasn’t […]


The weird noise in the hallway of our new build apartment stopped! We were disappointed because the builders had booked to go into our neighbours flat to investigate. We called the builders and told them not to bother because the noise had gone. The next day, the noise was back. Was that just a coincidence […]


The Heat is On

06Jan19

Every time I put something in the oven it reminds me of a classic George Carlin bit about the concept of a “preheated” oven. George said… “It’s ridiculous! There are only two states an oven can possibly exist in, heated or unheated!” I don’t get it either, surely, putting the food in AFTER you’ve heated […]


This is the strange noise in the hallway of our new apartment. It’s been going non-stop for over a month now. It sounds like it’s coming from the other side of the wall which is next door’s bathroom. We’ve asked them and they say they have no idea what it is either. The builders came […]


Phoney Fart

31Dec18

  “Oh, I thought you farted!”. That’s what Julie said last night as we sat on the couch watching telly and I reached into my pocket and got out my mobile phone which had just vibrated to let me know I had a text. Next time I need to fart on the couch, I won’t […]