Archive for the ‘Ratings’ Category

In the latest episode of my radio show for the United States, American media journalist, Kate Bulkley, who’s based in London, talks about the  difference between the media in the USA and the UK. The British Prime Minister, Theresa May met with Donald Trump but plans  for a state visit by President Trump have caused […]


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 […]


Brexit Wound

25Jun16

If you punch a random stranger today there is a 51.9% chance they deserve it! That Tweet from @_GregJamison  summed up how a lot of people felt the morning after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The aftermath of the referendum result is immense. The pound has been pummeled, losing around 10% of its […]


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 […]


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 […]


Radio Ga Ga!

23Nov15

In radio you’re supposed to keep people listening by teasing ahead, giving the listener a reason to stay, something to look forward to. So why do so many music radio DJs keep saying on the air, what time they’re on till? Often they give you this information at the beginning of their shift. The first […]


Lies, damn lies and radio ratings. Apart from revenue figures, the most important numbers in radio are the ratings. In the past I’ve been bonused on good ratings and I know people who’ve been fired because of poor ratings. Only the radio stations take ratings seriously. Everyone else, including the company that collects the numbers, […]