Archive for the ‘Commercials’ Category

Train In Vain

14Oct17

“In business, if you realize you’ve made a bad decision, you change it”. That’s a quote from Richard Branson. This week he announced that his Virgin Group has invested in Hyperloop One. They’re a company that wants to bring Elon Musk’s magnetically-propelled high-speed transport system to life. A hyperloop is a pod that travels through […]


Who would want to visit Britain right now? Britain’s fifth biggest airline, Monarch, has gone bust. Around a hundred and ten thousand customers are stranded overseas. Meanwhile, London Underground train drivers are going on strike and train drivers all over the country are striking this week as well. Let’s look at how bad things are […]


Mack Nuggets

29Sep17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm Lately, including; Houseguests from Hell. How do you pay tribute to Hef? Stuff you’ve done at work to make things more interesting. Unusual places to be chatted up. Nigel is an endangered species. Public transport nightmares. A special birthday song. Lisa gets her finger stuck in someone’s […]


Britain’s budget shop, ‘Poundland’ has been hit with a backlash because it sells Peanut M&M knock-offs called ‘Nutters’. The packets have three peanut-shaped cross-eyed cartoon characters on them with their mouths wide open. Mental health campaigners say that they are “offensive” and have called for Poundland to stop selling them. We live in a strange […]


I had a chat with the broadcasting legend Tony Prince. He talked about meeting Elvis in Las Vegas, the truth about Colonel Tom Parker and Tony’s early life and career that took him from spinning discs and introducing the Beatles in a northern ballroom to broadcasting to an international audience of 100 million on Radio […]


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, […]


London Calling

26Aug17

In the latest episode of my show for America; Tom Cruise slips up in London, Big Ben loses his voice, a wedding crasher, drinking at airports, the Antarctic expedition that was a piece of cake and how the classic red British phone box is an endangered species. Listen to Episode 44 of London Calling here; […]


Tomfoolery

18Aug17

They don’t call it Mission Impossible for nothing! Tom Cruise has hurt himself filming Mission Impossible 6. Tom broke his ankle in two places while filming a jump between high-rise buildings in London. Of course if Tom Cruise wants to take on a REALLY impossible mission, he should try explaining the plots of the last five […]


London Calling

01Aug17

In the latest episode of my show for America, Writer, producer and broadcaster, Trevor Dann talks about how he got started, some of the iconic radio and television programs he’s worked on, the people he’s worked with, hired and fired. As well as Trevor, There’s a roundup of what’s happening in Britain including ‘shrinkflation’, how […]


In the latest episode of my show for America, Peter Frampton talks about how his life changed after Frampton Comes Alive, working with David Bowie, saving a bird and what he’s up to these days. In “What’s Happening in Britain?”; Dr Who fans furious over the choice of the new Doctor; Should you tip at a petrol station? […]


I spent 30 hours in New York City last week. Here’s the report I did from Talkers 2017 where I met Michael Harrison, Phil Boyce, Chris Stigall, Harry Hurley, Thom Hartmann, Tom Leykis, Norm Pattiz, Mike Francesa, and Love & Laughter with Beth Liebling. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If […]


“Which way do you vote?” The sales manager at work asked me that question in the middle of a crowded office today. Britain’s next general election is only weeks away, I suppose he was curious. I told him it depends because I don’t have a brand loyalty. I approach voting the same way as I […]


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 […]


Usually radio stations are programmed to appeal to their target audience. That isn’t always the case. I found that out in my first on-air gig at 2PK, Parkes in the Central west of New South Wales, Australia in 1993. There was a broadcasting regulation that meant that if the town you broadcast from didn’t have […]


Some decisions that radio station Program Directors make baffle me. I’ve worked on music stations where you weren’t allowed to play two female artists back-to-back, a station where I was told to play more music in the afternoon because there weren’t enough songs being played at breakfast time and a station that sped up all […]


Radio Ga Ga

23Oct16

“You’re not paying me to play saxophone, you’re paying me to be Clarence Clemons”. Clarence was the sax player in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. According to Penn Jillette on last week’s Penn’s Sunday School podcast, “You’re not paying me to play saxophone, you’re paying me to be Clarence Clemons” is what Clarence told Bruce […]


Amazon are making a big mistake. I saw Jeremy Clarkson on the telly the other day advertising the Amazon Fire Stick. It’s a device you plug into your TV and is one of the ways you’ll be able to watch Clarkson, May and Hammond’s new show, The Grand Tour. Amazon are paying the former Top […]


I’ve never understood the point of mascots. If a sport needs to have an adult walking around in a foam suit to make it entertaining, maybe the sport isn’t that exciting to start with. There’s a new comedy film on Netflix, set in the world of sports mascots, called ‘Mascots’. It reminded me of a […]


Brexit Britain

14Oct16

Britain has solved it’s immigration problem. The thing is, it didn’t have an immigration problem. In July this year, the UK unemployment rate fell to 4.9%, the lowest since 2005. This happened at a time of record immigration. Fear of uncontrolled immigration was the number one reason people voted for Brexit but with an ageing […]


Poundland

08Oct16

The British pound is losing its value. Shortly after currency markets opened in Asia on Friday, the pound lost as much as 6.1 percent to $1.1841 in two minutes. It was the currency’s lowest level since May 1985 and the biggest drop against the US dollar since its 11.1 per cent plunge on June 24, […]