Archive for the ‘Memories’ Category

I’m so sad to hear the news that Gerry Marsden has passed away. I’ve sung along to You’ll Never Walk Alone at Anfied hundreds of times and was lucky enough to chat to him on BBC Radio Merseyside in 2013. He came into the studio and I recorded a chat with him for playback on […]


This is for all of the people who said they want to hear more from 82 year old Winston Harbottle. I presented the Breakfast Show at TFM on Teesside from July 2006 to May 2010. This is what happened when Winston called a pet shop. If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet […]


Mack Nuggets

06Sep20

This is what I’ve been up to on Podcast Radio lately, including: Alan Alda talking about censorship on M*A*S*H and being beaten by Barack Obama; The Real reason Shaun Williamson went on Big Brother and his relationship with Derek Acorah; Gavin Esler on leadership; Dirty audiobooks with Piper Terrett; Dom Joly talks about going to […]


Mack Nuggets

30Aug20

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Podcast Radio Lately including chats with the Hollywood script writer Ken Levine about his epic blog fight with Roseanne Barr and Seattle radio host BJ Shea from 99.9 FM KISW talks about making a stripper cry. If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link.Check […]


When I caught up with my old mate Steve Shaw in Whangarei New Zealand this week, we talked about the band we were in together in the 80s, an Oscar winner’s brief stint as frontman and why the rhythm guitarist wasn’t on stage for the last set at my final gig. Here’s one of our […]


Mack Nuggets

21Dec19

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Fix Radio lately, including: The Queen confesses to Donald Trump about her sordid past. The writing is on the wall for Mick. A selfie with Wayne Rooney. A special birthday song. The stripper. The sex festival. Steve’s worst Christmas present. Television New Zealand ripps of the USA but […]


So sad to hear that Keith Chegwin has died at the age of 60. I’ve met him and interviewed him a few times. I wish I’d kept the photos of us together and the audio of our chats. I know I used to have some and don’t know why I haven’t kept them. Maybe it’s […]


Mack Nuggets

29Jun17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BBC Radio Merseyside lately, including: A Father’s Day story; Using the wrong word; Dress-alike stories; Donald And Melania Trump’s; The lady responsible for the skiffle boom that started it all; Aunty Hazel calls in; Mistaken identity; Meeting a musical hero, Ray Ennis from The Swinging Blue Jeans; Harsh […]


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 […]


London Calling is my online radio show for America. Episode 9 features Part 2 of my chat with Eddie The Eagle. He explains how he now lives in a house with no walls or ceilings and no kitchen. He cooks on a camping stove and survives on free meals and egg sandwiches. You’ll also hear […]


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 […]


Poorcast

18Oct16

The Met Office have no idea what the weather is going to do. They predicted an “Arctic Blast” for last winter that never happened. According to them, the summer before was set to be one of the hottest and driest. What we got was one of the coldest and wettest. They fail to predict most […]


It’s funny when things get lost in translation. A while ago, I mentioned the time I rented a convertible in Italy. It rained and although I managed to get the roof up, it didn’t seal properly above the windscreen on the driver’s side. When I got to the hotel, the porter who took our bags […]


In this one we talk about David Bowie. Let’s hope people start getting his name right! Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. If you’d like to talk to me about it, call me on +44 1438 422106 between 6 […]


Our Church.

07Oct15

There was one person I wish could have been at our wedding in New Zealand. This week, Julie and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary. Thinking back to that day in 1987, I can’t remember if it was a lack of money or her age that kept my Nana away. I know she definitely would […]