Archive for the ‘Brodcasting’ Category

Why do radio stations book the cleaners to come in DURING the Breakfast Show? It’s peak time for listening and the time when the most is going on in there. It’s where the most expensive advertising is sold and is the most important daypart. You can’t win in the ratings during the rest of the […]


On our recent staff trip to Spain, the boss of BOB fm shared one of the best radio stories I’ve ever heard. His name is Brett Harley. Many years ago he worked on the air at Radio Hallam in Sheffield. One day he paid for petrol with his credit card. The shop assistant looked at […]


I can’t remember the last time I went out and stayed out past midnight.


I feel like I’m in a bizzaro world. Everything I know is the wrong way round right now. I don’t do ‘sitting in the sun’ type holidays but right now, I’m sitting by the side of a swimming pool in southern Spain. The sun is shining and the temperature is over 30 degrees Celsius. Our […]


I’m in Chicago for Talentmasters 27th Annual Morning Show Boot Camp. It’s where hundreds of Breakfast Show presenters from across America come to learn and be inspired. I’ve been talking to some of the attendees and people who spoke at the event. In this audio you’ll find out just how long you get to grab […]


Sometimes history repeats itself. In late 2003, I got a dream job, actually two jobs. I was hired as Program Director and Breakfast Show host at 2CRFM on England’s South Coast. As I was replacing two people, I got the owners to agree to pay me both salaries. Replacing the Program Director was the easy […]


When someone is out to get you and you’re fighting a losing battle, the only thing you can do is have some fun at their expense. Things weren’t going well for me at the tail end of 2003. I was presenting the Breakfast Show on 106 Century FM in the East Midlands of England. The […]


The first thing I had to get used to when I started working on commercial radio in Britain is that Program Directors are called Program Controllers. Their title, ‘Program Controller’ is abbreviated to “PC”. That’s confusing because PC is also the abbreviation for ‘Politically Correct’, ‘Police Constable’ and Personal Computer. Mind you, I’ve worked for […]


No one likes exercise, especially people who go to the gym. That’s why in gym car parks, all of the cars are parked near the door. Sometimes I get asked if I belong to a gym. Hey, if I ever went to one, I wouldn’t belong there. Unnecessary exercise breaks my golden rule of “No […]