Archive for the ‘Interview’ Category

In the latest episode of my show for America, guitar legend Andy Summers talks about his HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT tour, his current album, Triboluminescence, photography, writing, why he doesn’t sing on albums anymore, his relationship with the British press and what Bournemouth and Santa Monica have in common. As well as that, a look […]


I had a chat with guitar legend, Andy Summers from The Police. He talks about his HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT tour, his current album, Triboluminescence, photography, writing, why he doesn’t sing on albums anymore, his relationship with the British press and what Bournemouth and Santa Monica have in common. Craic on! If you enjoyed this […]


London Calling

08Feb18

In the latest episode of my show for America, Tony Hendra the English writer and actor, talks about how he went from wanting to be a monk to becoming a satirist, working with Graham Chapman from Monty Python, moving to America in the 60s, opening for Lenny Bruce, appearing on the Ed Sullivan show and […]


Mack Nuggets

28Dec17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BBC Radio Merseyside lately: The party without a DJ. A houseguest from hell. A bonfire night surprise. The baggage handler who went nuts. Cultural differences. A fancy dress story. Buyers remorse. Revenge on Henry Ford. The fourth dimension. A tribute to Keith Chegwin. Caught the bus, should have […]


London Calling

11Jul17

In the latest episode of my show for America, I talk to Trevor Dann, the British writer and broadcaster who has been associated with some of the most influential radio and television music programmes and events of the last 30 years. He talks candidly about his background, growing up in Nottingham, his career and his […]


London Calling

21Feb17

In Episode 21 of London Calling, my show for America; Why the Speaker of the House Of Commons is under pressure; Marconi Award winning broadcasters and married couple Gene & Julie check in from North Carolina, Jim McCabe in Philadelphia shares my confusion over European place names and the bell ringer who got grabbed by […]


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 […]


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 […]


“We’d like to go ahead and hire you as the new drive-time presenter on 3GG in Warragul Victoria”. Finally Mark Vale had a vacancy at the radio station he was running over 400kms east of where we lived in Mount Gambier, South Australia. I’d been sending him demo tapes and talking to him on the […]


I thought I was going to get the sack every day of my first paid radio job. It was 1993 and I was hired to present the Breakfast Show at “Hits and Memories, 2PK” in the Central West of New South Wales. They started me on the afternoon/drive shift and moved me to Breakfast when […]


Dirty Windows

13Jan14

I’ve had enough of Windows computers. Every time I buy a new one, it comes with a different operating system that doesn’t work properly with the programs I ran on the computer it replaced. There’s a constant threat of viruses, spyware & malware. The terror of being wiped out by a virus is used to make […]


  No matter how hard you work and how determined you are, sometimes it just takes a bit of luck. When I found out that I’d made it through to the third and final stage of the selection process to get on the top broadcasting course in Australia, I was worried. I’d broken the rules to get […]