Archive for the ‘Commercial Television’ Category

Do we need guards on trains? Up until yesterday, I didn’t understand why the RMT union were causing chaos on Britain’s railways by striking. The RMT are against removing guards from trains. I thought they were protecting the jobs of their members, and maybe that’s part of it, but it’s not the main reason we […]


Here’s how to be offensive on the radio without getting into trouble with Ofcom. Ofcom are the government body that regulates and licences broadcasting in the UK. They have effectively banned the song ‘Melting Pot’ by Blue Mink. They’ve found Black Diamond FM in breach of its radio licence after complaints were received about the […]


If you don’t want to end up paying hundreds of pounds in fines, you’d better mind your Ps and Qs! Last month, I had to rent a van for Fix Radio. There were two days where I drove through London’s congestion zone. I made sure that our Accounts Director paid the £11.50 congestion charge for […]


“Just because it’s vegan doesn’t mean it’s healthy”.  – That’s just one of many misconceptions that are used as excuses for not going vegan.  At Fix Radio, another one of the blokes I work with went vegan this week. That means four out of the nine men in our office now only eat plant based […]


I thought I was going to be killed by an armed policeman this week. As you can see by the video above, Fix Radio recorded a promotional film with “Boris Johnson” at Downing Street. We didn’t have permission and as I was in charge, an officer with a very large automatic weapon asked me what […]


Johnny B, Good!

07Jul19

They say you should never meet your heroes. I don’t agree, working in radio, I’ve been lucky enough to meet some of mine and it doesn’t matter if they’re a footballer, actor or musician, usually it’s been a great experience and they’ve been everything I’d hoped they would be. One bloke in particular stands out […]


Mack Nuggets

04May19

Here’s what I’ve been up to with Gaz Drinkwater on Fix Radio Manchester, including;Show Us Your Tips; Greater Manchester Police using GPS data from speeding drivers; Why democracy doesn’t work; Travis Perkins v the cat; Rednecks in New Zealand; The dispute with Steve Brookstein. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and […]


Democracy doesn’t work which is a shame with council elections on right now. Most people are not Scientists, economists or engineers. Politicians are experts on politics but not much else. When politicians make policy they should really ask experts on each individual topic and go with what they say. The problem is, experts make up […]


Environuts

20Apr19

Here’s what happened when I had a chat with one of the eco-protesters in London. 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  


Bye Bye BOB

06Apr19

Sad news this week, Bob FM has been bought by Communicorp and will be rebranded as Heart Hertfordshire. I worked there for five years and had a great time, I left in July last year. It means that every commercial radio station I’ve worked on in the UK has now disappeared. 2CRFM in Dorset 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

30Mar19

Here’s what I’ve been on about with Gaz Drinkwater on Fix Radio Manchester lately, including; The Indian blues singer. Why being a radio presenter is like being a stripper. Clint Eastwood movie or condom? Show us your tips. Inappropriate Mother’s Day cards. The truth about caffeine shampoo. Why cyclists is a dirty word. Boob sizes […]


Wacko Jacko

09Mar19

That’s what it sounded like when I announcement that I’d banned all Michael Jackson songs from Fix Radio in London and Manchester. I made the decision after watching, “Leaving Neverland”. We were the first radio station in Britain to do this and the only one that has openly admitted that there is a ban in […]


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. […]