Archive for the ‘Children’ Category

Junior Choice

18Jun16

When Whitney Houston sang, “I believe that children are our future”, she wasn’t talking about radio. Young people aren’t listening to the radio. They’re too busy doing other things, mostly online. They get their music from Spotify or download it for free from elsewhere. Radio One’s average listening age is 32. Kids haven’t been habitually […]


According to the bible “censuses are immoral” – and God killed 70,000 innocent counted Jews to punish David for counting them… It’s interesting that the latest census information we have shows that atheism is more popular in Britain than any religion. The figures show that the proportion of the population who identify themselves as having […]


Toilet Humour

13May16

I’ve met a lot of posh people since I started working in radio. One producer I worked with told me that she was five years old before she heard the word “toilet”. In their house it was called the lavatory or the loo. On her first day at school she was asked if she’d like […]


A schoolboy holds a leather ball In a photograph on a bedroom wall the bed is made, the curtains drawn as silence greets the break of dawn. The dusk gives way to morning light revealing shades of red and white which hang from posters locked in time of the Liverpool team of 89. Upon a […]


Smash and Grab

05Mar16

There was a long tradition where I grew up of people bringing stuff home from work. On the street I lived on in the 70s, most of my friends dads worked at the Ford plant at Halewood. That meant a lot of my friends had unauthorised copies of the Cadbury’s Smash Martians that starred in […]


Where have all the skinny kids gone? Data from the Health Survey for England shows that 31.2% of children aged 2 to 15 are classed as either overweight or obese. Why is that? I was a skinny kid, most of my mates were skinny kids. We were all scrawny because compared to today’s kids, we […]


Brain Child

29Dec14

Some parents give their kids way too much responsibility. One of them paid for that today. Julie works in retail, it’s a busy time of year. Things get slowed down when kids are involved in the transaction stage of a purchase. When paying by card, some parents get the child to put the card in […]