Archive for the ‘communication’ Category

Do you brush your teeth in the shower? A major debate has broken out on Twitter. Some people say it’s the way to go but others say it’s just plain weird. I brush my teeth in the shower because I have a shower rather than a bath. And peeing in the bath is disgusting. Craic […]


True Brit

06Sep17

“British jobs for British workers”. – That’s basically what the leaked blueprint for Brexit looks like. The Home Office, plans to slam the door on thousands of unskilled EU migrants. The idea that migrants are stealing British jobs is false and based entirely on prejudice. The UK unemployment rate is currently the lowest it’s been […]


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 […]


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 […]


I have a big problem and I don’t know what to do about it. An interview went bad the other week, very bad. I’ve been interviewing some amazing people on my new online show, ‘London Calling’. It’s a show about Britain and is aimed at America. Last month, I got the chance to talk to […]


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 […]


Big Fat Lie

29Oct16

Britain’s new sugar tax will not make us any healthier and it’s unfair. The tax will be with us soon and it means we’ll be paying more for soft drinks. The idea is to reduce obesity levels. Do the government really think this will work? Right now, the most expensive soft drinks outsell the cheaper […]


One Track Mind

24Oct16

Britain’s new railway should be re-named. The transport minister, Andrew Jones agrees with me but he wants to use the wrong name. The new line will connect London with the North of England. A lot of people are against it, especially in the communities that will be affected along the route where homes will be […]


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 […]


Radio Ga Ga

16Aug16

Why don’t you hear as many phone calls on the radio these days? Hearing humans on the phone has been replaced with the sound of radio presenters reading out texts. Why do radio stations even allow you to text? Has radio forgotten it’s an AUDIO medium? The stations work hard to get you to listen […]


Virtual Reality

02Aug16

Britain is not a democracy. In the UK we have an elected House of Commons, but the upper house, the House of Lords is independent from the House of Commons. The job of Lords is to challenge the work of the government. No new laws can be passed without approval from the Lords. No members […]


If you watch the news you’ll see that there’s a lot of bad stuff going on in the world right now. If that’s bringing you down, it might help if you remember this;  There’s an unwritten rule in newsrooms, “If it bleeds, it leads”. Bad news gets bigger ratings and more clicks than good news.  […]


One of the big differences between working on the radio in Australia and working here in the UK is the studio mixing desks. When you start a new on-air job, you have to quickly get used to the studio mixing desk, or the “desk”. That’s what it’s called in the UK, in Australia it’s called […]


How much will it cost to fix my car? A couple of months ago a light on my dash board came on. It was a little picture of an engine and underneath it said, “Check engine, visit workshop!” I took it back to the place I bought the car from just over a year ago. […]


Mack Nuggets

08Jul16

This is what I’ve been up to on BOBfm recently, including: Paula Abdul gets puked on; Your feelings over Brexit and the English football team; The longest day; Why you should never ride a bike naked; The Avocado crime wave; Kids don’t get the freedom we got to create great memories; Food served but not […]


I had the honor and privilege of appearing on the PodcastOne international hit podcast “Up Close and Far Out” this week with the wonderful Michael Harrison from Talkers.com. The Talkers.com website described it as,”…an extensive chat with Graham Mack, the personable “breakfast show” host and program director of independent music and talk station BOB-FM located in the […]


I’ve never understood why complaints that common sense would tell you, are not worth wasting your time with, get so much attention from people who run and regulate radio stations in the UK. I read this week that Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, presenters of the BBC Radio 5 Live film review show got into […]


Sometimes I wonder how much impact I’ve had on radio listeners because I’ve moved around a lot. I never planned to move around so much but I’ve had to go where the work is. Every radio station I’ve worked at has been a long way from the previous one, usually hundreds of miles, sometimes thousands. […]


Radio is more powerful than God. I say that because I used to work for a commercial radio station that had a christian church as an advertiser. God is all-powerful and omnipresent but it turns out that he doesn’t have the same ability to influence people’s behaviour as radio does. Craic on! Listen to the […]


It’s the wrong time of year to get anything done. We had a quiet Christmas, partly due to the fact that no one can call us on the home phone. We switched telephone providers on 17th December. Since then, we haven’t been able to get incoming calls. I call their customer “care line” every day […]