Archive for the ‘true story’ Category

A little piece of Britain is going to die. There’s hardly anything more British than little red payphone boxes. This week British Telecom announced that they’re going to scrap 20,000 payphones and thousands of those are in red phone boxes. The traditional red phone boxes became an endangered species way before everyone had mobile phones. […]


boozyJet

16Aug17

The British can’t handle their drink. They get drunk any chance they can and even brag about it. They drink the most, when they’re on holiday. The first chance they get is at the airport. When I catch a flight early in the morning, I’m amazed at how packed the bar is. About 270m passengers […]


British taxpayers have lost millions because of a gigantic fortune telling scam. And we’re set to lose even more money because, despite overwhelming evidence, people still refuse to accept that they’re being ripped off. A group of con artists are running a racket that costs the British taxpayer £170 million a year. It employs 1,500 staff […]


London Calling

01Aug17

In the latest episode of my show for America, Writer, producer and broadcaster, Trevor Dann talks about how he got started, some of the iconic radio and television programs he’s worked on, the people he’s worked with, hired and fired. As well as Trevor, There’s a roundup of what’s happening in Britain including ‘shrinkflation’, how […]


Mack Nuggets

30Jul17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately including: The Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’ should not be a woman. Mark The Shark. A fancy dress story. Scam-a-lam-a-ding-dong. The relative that came back from the dead. Miniaturisation in the 21st century. Mandy checks in but has she already checked out? The Great Tandoori Transplant. Craic […]


Has another bogus theory has been thrown out there? Is it keeping us from the truth? It’s being reported this week that experts at the British Medical Journal are saying that you shouldn’t finish an entire course of prescribed antibiotics. They they say that reducing the use of antibiotics is essential to help fight the […]


Carmageddon

26Jul17

The anti-car people are going to have to find a new reason to hate cars. For years they’ve been banging on about how bad cars are for the environment. They’ve been blaming the cars and their drivers but the truth is it’s not the cars that are dirty, it’s the fuel. I’ve been saying this […]


In the latest episode of my show for America, Peter Frampton talks about how his life changed after Frampton Comes Alive, working with David Bowie, saving a bird and what he’s up to these days. In “What’s Happening in Britain?”; Dr Who fans furious over the choice of the new Doctor; Should you tip at a petrol station? […]


“You have to plug them in, what a nuisance, it takes ages!” That was the disappointed response I got today when I told a workmate that it won’t be long till we’re all driving electric cars. Most mainstream manufacturers are either selling electric cars or developing them for release soon. Jaguar has its first electric […]


Dead Wrong

18Jul17

Spend any amount of time with my family and you’ll feel like you’re in a sitcom. I’ve just spent two weeks with them in the North West. Last week, I called my uncle Norman to set up lunch. On the phone he told me that my mother’s cousin, Agnes had died. I rang my mother […]


They shouldn’t have chosen a woman to play The Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’! Some fans of the show are furious now that Jodie Whittaker has been confirmed as the show’s first female Doctor. Here’s a few things that have appeared on Twitter; “#DoctorWho has been ripped out of his essence to make a bunch of […]


Soon anti-car environmentalists aren’t going to have as much to shout about. Last week, Volvo announced that in less than two years, ALL of their new cars will have electric motors. Most other car makers now sell electric cars and a lot more are on the way. Tesla motors announced last week that mass production […]


Trevor Dann is a 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 including his BAFTA award winning involvement in Live Aid, 25 Years of Rock, […]


London Calling

05Jul17

In my latest show for America, singer, songwriter and producer Peter Frampton talks about how he got started, recording one of the biggest selling live albums of all time and the business challenges that face songwriters today. In “What’s Going On In Britain?”; Reaction to the fire that killed 79 people in their homes in […]


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 […]


London Calling

12Jun17

In the latest episode of my show for America, I talk about Terror on the streets of London and the European anti-terror policies that make no sense, the song that was banned by every British radio station and America’s most important talk radio convention.   Listen to London Calling Episode 35, here; http://www.talkers.com/talkersradio/london-calling/london-calling-with-graham-mack-episode-35-reaction-to-the-london-attacks-and-talkers-2017/ Craic on! […]


Air Souls

30May17

Why are airlines so bad at public relations? British Airways is the latest airline to suffer a PR disaster. The CEO said too little too late. Dressed in a high-vis jacket, speaking from BA’s operations centre near Heathrow, Alex Cruz tried to repair the damage done to the brand after the global IT crash that […]


“Which way do you vote?” The sales manager at work asked me that question in the middle of a crowded office today. Britain’s next general election is only weeks away, I suppose he was curious. I told him it depends because I don’t have a brand loyalty. I approach voting the same way as I […]


London Calling

15May17

In Episode 32 of my show for America, Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers talks about how he went from being a South London car dealer to the presenter of one of the world’s most popular car shows on TV. Also on the show: The zombie apocalypse at one of London’s airports, why we should all […]


Like a “zombie apocalypse”. That’s how one Twitter user described scenes at London’s Stansted airport yesterday.  Reports today say it was chaotic and some passengers even fainted. It was all because an X-ray machine broke down. It took nearly four hours to fix it. Stansted is the fourth busiest airport in the UK and is […]