Archive for the ‘true story’ Category

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 […]


London Calling

02May17

In Episode 30 of London Calling, my show for America, Glen Matlock from The Sex Pistols talks about the band’s rise, fall and reunion and how fame changed Johnny Rotten. As well as Glen, there’s the Real reason Britain is going to have a general election in June and how British commercial radio is censored […]


I’ve worked out how to save the planet. We keep hearing about how fossil fuels are bad for the environment and how they’re eventually going to run out anyway. As long as we generate electricity from renewable sources the answer has to be electric cars. I’ve been thinking about this lately because the new Mackmobile […]


If you drive a diesel car in Britain you could be paid up to £2000 by the government to scrap it and buy a petrol powered car instead. It’s part of government plans to tackle pollution, according to newspaper reports. Once again the government is blaming YOU for a problem THEY created. Buses, trucks, trains […]


I was asked to write a guest editorial for the excellent Liverpool fanzine, Red All Over The Land. It turned out to be the Derby Day edition, I hope you like it. If you want more information about Red All Over The Land or want to subscribe, click here; http://redallovertheland.com/ My dream was to play […]


If someone pays you to be their friend, are they REALLY your friend? Our Prime Minister, Theresa May has been to Saudi Arabia this week. She’s been sucking up to them so they buy more arms and military training from Britain. Saudi Arabia’s values are the complete opposite to ours. They have an appalling record […]


stly  Airport security checks are a joke. Now there’s going to be a muslim laptop ban. When you fly to Britain from the mostly muslim countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia, you’ll not be allowed to bring a laptop or tablet computer onto the plane with you. You’ll have to put […]


London Calling

07Mar17

In Episode 23 of my show for America, reality TV star Lawrence Hill and what really goes on behind the scenes on ‘The Voice’; Two former Prime Ministers have their say on why Brexit is bad and thanks to Jim in Philadelphia we talk about the big murder case that gripped Britain. http://www.talkers.com/talkersradio/london-calling/london-calling-episode-23/ Craic on! […]


London Calling

03Mar17

In the latest episode of my American radio show; Angry rants about traffic congestion and an idiot who can’t see the solution staring him in the face; The truth about house prices in Britain; The petition to ban Donald Trump; The real reason Britain’s socialized medicine isn’t working and Vietnam veteran Jim Lenton checks in […]


London Calling

21Feb17

In Episode 21 of London Calling, my show for America; Why the Speaker of the House Of Commons is under pressure; Marconi Award winning broadcasters and married couple Gene & Julie check in from North Carolina, Jim McCabe in Philadelphia shares my confusion over European place names and the bell ringer who got grabbed by […]


The British Broadcasting Corporation has banned a lot of songs over the years. I played some of them on the air on BBC Radio Merseyside recently in a feature called, “Listen To The Banned”. When I delved into it, I was surprised by what was forbidden, the reasons why and the songs they didn’t ban […]


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 […]


I’ve been asked to be a judge again at the New York Festivals Radio Program Awards. This year, they’re doing a feature interviews series with the judges called, “Open Mic: The Wonderful World of Radio” for their website. They sent some interesting questions which made me think hard about my answers. I don’t know how […]


Blame Me!

24Jan17

I am responsible for Liverpool’s defeat to Swansea on Saturday. It’s the first game I’ve managed to get to all season. I bought a new hat and scarf for the occasion. I can now, never wear that hat and scarf to another game. I want to get rid of them but how can a risk […]


When I record an interview for broadcast, the first thing I do is set the levels. I usually ask the guest what they had for breakfast. This week, I got an answer I wasn’t expecting. I was at BBC Radio Merseyside, my guest was John Gorman. You may remember him from The Scaffold (‘Lily The […]


London Calling

18Jan17

In Episode 17 of London Calling, I talk to Kate Bulkley. She’s an American media commentator and journalist based in the UK with over 30 years experience covering media, technology, telecommunications and all the intersections among them. Hear her story and how she made the move from the US and became an award-winning media journalist in […]