Archive for the ‘newsroom’ Category

If only all journalists were like Yousra Elbagir. Yousra is the winner of the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Prize. I heard her talking to Steve Hewlett on the Radio 4 Media Show podcast the other day. She was talking about her work in Sudan. She said that there’s heavy censorship and one in ten people […]


British journalism has let itself down badly, again. They reported about Prince William, Kate and their children and their trip to Canada AS IF IT WAS ACTUAL NEWS! The Daily Telegraph revealed that 16 month old Princess Charlotte said “pop” and “dada” at a children’s party. It was as if no other 16 month old […]


“There are conspiracy theories about the Kennedy assassination? Really? Since when?” Those words came from a twenty-five year old I was talking to recently. You’d think that with so much information available these days, it would be impossible for anyone to be unaware that conspiracy theories surround the assassination of President Kennedy. With all the […]


We made the television news this time last year. A lady went into Labour on the A1 and her husband called me for help to get through the traffic. Here’s how ITV covered it… You can listen to how it all unfolded on BOB fm, here… Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; […]


Mack Nuggets

12Dec15

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: Being Embarrassed by your parents. What men DON’T want for Christmas. Plastic surgery that fixed one thing and ruined another. A bag for life. Why Volkswagen have done nothing wrong. Prince William, the wrong person to talk to the Chinese. Britain’s train operators do […]


A tsunami wiped out a radio station newsroom on the Dorset coast. In 2004, I was the Program Director at 2CR FM in Bournemouth. In the run up to Christmas, one of the sales people kept telling everyone in the office how many weeks and days it was till his holiday in Thailand. Alan was […]