Archive for the ‘London’ Category

Timing is everything and we picked the wrong time to visit Julie’s parents in New Zealand.  We haven’t been back there together for seven years. We made a big mistake, we should never have traveled all of that way and I’m truly sorry for the stress and anger we caused with certain members of Julie’s […]


New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is a weak leader and one of the worst people in the world to be in charge of this special country right now. I used to like Jacinda Ardern. I thought she was different to the power hungry megalomaniacs running other countries in the world. It turns out, I […]


We went to a special place in New Zealand this week. It was a nice respite from working around the travel restrictions brought in by the Governments of the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. Check out,  www.grahammack.com    


  We are being told to self-isolate in New Zealand. Although we got into the country just before the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, brought in compulsory 14 day isolation for visitors, she’s now suggesting we should self-isolate anyway. The reason we made this trip to Julie’s home town for the first time in seven years […]


Radio On TV

03Mar20

There’s a good show all about local radio in the UK coming up soon on the BBC News Channel. It’s called The Village Loudspeaker. I hope you can watch at 9:30pm on Friday. It’ll also be on the iPlayer. Here’s some clips (My bits are third row down); https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xdxz1/clips Craic on! If you enjoyed this […]


Phoneys

24Jan20

I hope time travel wasn’t invented twenty years ago. More people are using tiny wireless headphones these days. They’re not all listening to music, a lot of them are talking on the phone. Wireless headphones are getting smaller, you can’t always see them. I commute into central London every day and it looks like every […]


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 […]


Radio Stuff

23Jun19

Congratulations to Larry Gifford on his promotion to National Director of AM Radio for Corus Entertainment in Canada. Larry is a veteran talk programmer and consultant who also hosts the “When Life Gives You Parkinsons” podcast for Corus’ Curiouscast podcast network. I had the pleasure of being a guest on his Radio Stuff Podcast a few […]


BOB Job

19May19

As we get closer to BOBfm in Hertfordshire closing and becoming another Heart station, I thought you might like to hear my favourite April Fools Day prank we pulled at BOB. The radio station is in the grounds of Knebworth Park, literally yards away from where hundreds of the worlds top artists have played in […]


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 […]


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 […]


I’m going to give up radio and become an international art thief. Right now, I’m the Programme Director at Fix Radio in London. The radio station is in Bankside, not far from the Tate Modern. Every lunchtime this week, I’ve been going over there and looking at the art. I’ve started thinking about how hard […]


Paris is the city of love, so where better for Julie and I to go and celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary? If you’re planning to visit the most romantic city on earth, I hope this blog will give you some ideas and inspiration for your trip. After work on Friday night we got on the […]


Nothing Is Real

19Aug18

Everything is not as it seems. You get to do some interesting stuff when you’re the Program Director of Fix Radio, the Commercial Radio Station in London for builders. Saturday morning, I was invited to the filming of a commercial for one of our advertisers Hitachi, who make power tools, as they are changing their […]


This week, the two most powerful women in Britain are sucking up to a representative of a regime that regards women as second class citizens. In Saudi Arabia, women need to be accompanied by a male guardian known as a ‘mahram’, whenever they leave the house. The guardian is often a relative and will accompany […]


Carmageddon

06Mar18

Filthy fossil fuel burning cars are here to stay, unfortunately. Electric vehicles should be the future of transport. Vehicles that burn fossil fuels are putting toxic chemicals into the atmosphere. Electric vehicles will not catch on in Britain unless there’s a big change. Unfortunately there is no sign of that change any time soon. The […]


I got to talk to the satirist, actor and writer Tony Hendra about his amazing life and work which touches Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, George Carlin and beyond. He talks about how he discovered John Belushi and Chevy Chase, working on This Is Spinal Tap and how he started out wanting to be a […]


Creeps

10Jan18

Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey.  They say, her song “Get Free”, sounds like their song from 1993, “Creep”. Here’s Lana Delray… And here’s Radiohead… The thing is, ‘Creep’, was actually a rip-off of “The Air That I Breathe”, which was a hit for The Hollies in 1974… Here’s The Moon Loungers showing how close […]


The Name Game

03Jan18

A caller to my radio show called me a “Remoaner” today. – I thought, is that all you’ve got, name calling? Instead of explaining to me just how these dinky little islands off the coast of northern Europe would be better off without being part of an international organisation which is the biggest tariff-free trade […]