Archive for the ‘Broadcast’ Category

Mack Tonight

20Jul20

It’s been a long time since I presented a night-time radio show. If I got the chance to do it again, this is what it would sound like. If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link.Check out,  www.grahammack.com Follow me on Twitter @GrahamMack


Podcast Radio

28May20

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Podcast Radio lately including: Dom Joly talks about going to school with Osama bin Laden, the final resting place of my father and my new career as an audiobook narrator. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link.Check out,  www.grahammack.com Follow me on Twitter @GrahamMack


The Global Coronavirus Pandemic is just one of a series of unfortunate events that Julie and I are dealing with right now. Things started to go wrong in early February when we realised the extent of the COVID 19 outbreak in China. The first part of our holiday, which we’d booked months earlier, had us […]


The Navy Lark

02Mar20

  Innocence gets corrupted when you grow up. I’ve had to reframe an important childhood memory. It all came back to me this week because of the visit to Liverpool of the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales. Thousands of people went on board over the weekend. It reminded me of the […]


Mack Nuggets

02Feb20

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Fix Radio lately, including; How Busy?; How far?; Why vegan; Zulu; Big Tone and the canoe; Radio examination; U2 confused; New Year’s resolutions; Mark The Shark; StephenKing.com; Mick’s mate’s best swap; The war downstairs; Mistaken identity; Wayne Rooney & Jonathon; Breaking up advice from Steve. Craic on! If […]


Smart Arse!

14Jul19

The greatest legacy of the first moon landing is the inspiration it gives to us all. 50 years ago this month, Apollo 11 touched down in the Sea of Tranquillity. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the surface.  I was five years old when I watched the grainy black and […]


Greater Manchester Police are the first force in the UK to use GPS data on mobile phones to catch speeding drivers. Chief Constable Liam Watkins of GMP appeared on Fix Radio Manchester this morning and said, “If you don’t want to get caught, don’t speed”. Furious motorists called into Fix Radio to complain about the […]


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 […]


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 […]


Mack Nuggets

12Nov18

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Fix Radio lately, including; Fancy Dress, The Movie of Your Life, Mistaken Identity, Neighbours, Animal Attack, Blags and Scams. 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


I won’t be playing Britain’s favourite Christmas song on the radio. “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues is consistently voted Britain’s most popular Christmas song but thanks to a ruling by the broadcast regulator, Ofcom, I won’t be playing it on London’s Fix Radio, the radio station for builders and tradespeople. In August this […]


It’s a real time of transition for Julie and I. We moved to the UK twenty-one years ago and in all of that time, we’ve always rented. Right now we’re in the process of buying a flat. It’s a new-build so it’s small. That means we have to say goodbye to a lot of cool […]


Holy Fake News

27Jan18

  The Pope made my laugh out loud this week. He’s claimed that ‘fake news’ dates back to the time of Adam and Eve. He went on to denounces the spread of disinformation and has called for reporters to oppose “falsehoods” and “sensational headlines”. Really? Does the Pope want reporters to oppose falsehoods and sensational […]


The Met Office outdid themselves this week. They are useless at predicting the weather. That’s a shame because that’s the only thing they have to do. To try and distract us from how bad they are at their only job, a couple of years ago, they announced that they’re going to give names to storms. […]


London Calling

29Aug17

In my latest show for America, Slim Jim Phantom talks about the success of The Stray Cats from starting out in London to making it in America, the breakup, the reunions and how he’s worked with rock ‘n’ roll royalty. In, “What’s Happening In Britain” – Reaction to the terror attacks in Barcelona; Why Britain […]


Convoys of driverless trucks will be on British roads soon. The Government is going to pay for trials of semi-autonomous goods vehicles. A human will drive the lead truck which will be followed by drone trucks piloted by computers. Now they could just have one truck pulling a couple of trailers like they do in Australia, […]


boozyJet

16Aug17

The British can’t handle their drink. They get drunk any chance they can and even brag about it. They drink the most, when they’re on holiday. The first chance they get is at the airport. When I catch a flight early in the morning, I’m amazed at how packed the bar is. About 270m passengers […]


Phonies

31Jul17

Should you be fined for looking at your mobile phone while you’re walking along? In America they call people who do that, “smartphone zombies”. In Honolulu, pedestrians have been banned from looking at their phones while crossing the street. You could be fined up to £75 ($99). It’s to reduce injuries and deaths from “distracted […]


Tosh & Becks

12May17

As far as acting goes, David Beckham is a great footballer. He makes a cameo appearance in Guy Ritchie’s new film, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”. In the film, he plays a disgruntled Cockney knight called ‘Trigger’ (I’m not making this up). He offers a few words of advice to Arthur. I don’t think Posh […]


Subtext

11May17

Are the Russians getting ready to invade us? There was a Russian submarine in the English channel on the weekend. The Royal Navy ship, HMS Somerset spotted it off the east coast of the UK on Friday morning and followed it through the Strait of Dover. Last month, Somerset’s sister ship HMS Sutherland escorted two […]