Posts Tagged ‘106 Century FM’

Was it a case of mistaken identity or was I on the air with an idiot? In 2002, I was the presenter of the Breakfast Show on 106 Century FM in Nottingham. I was invited to appear as a guest on a hospital radio show. I was told it was their version of Desert Island […]


Time and Temp

22Aug16

There’s one thing about working on the radio in Britain that’s the opposite way around to how it was when I worked on the air in Australia. Every radio station I worked on in Oz had a gauge in the on-air studio that showed you the outside temperature. At the end of weather forecasts on […]


One of the big differences between working on the radio in Australia and working here in the UK is the studio mixing desks. When you start a new on-air job, you have to quickly get used to the studio mixing desk, or the “desk”. That’s what it’s called in the UK, in Australia it’s called […]


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. […]


Raw Radio.

10Nov15

This week I found a ‘behind the scenes’ video of the Breakfast Show I used to present on 106 Century FM in the East Midlands. It shows what was happening on and off the air while the songs and commercials were playing and how quickly we go from live to pre recorded and back again. […]


I appeared on Ready Steady Cook in 2003. I’ve posted clips on here before but for the first time since it was on, here’s the whole thing; 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 […]


Carlton Television made me deaf. A couple of Craics ago, I mentioned how I took part in an interesting experiment in 2003. I’ve posted clips from it here before. This week, I came across video of the whole thing and thought you might like to see it. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; […]


As I haven’t done that much television work, you’d think I’d remember the times that I have. I came across a video this week of when I was on ITV in 2003. At the time, I was the presenter of the Breakfast Show on 106 Century FM, the regional radio station for the East Midlands […]


I accidentally called the Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst. It was in 2002, when I was presenting the Breakfast Show on 106 Century FM. One of the things I used to do was call public payphones around the world and chat to whoever answered. One morning I called the payphone next to the toilets in Swingers […]


It sounded like I couldn’t lose but I was wrong. In 2003 I was presenting the Breakfast Show at 106 Century Radio in the East Midlands. A bloke used to call the show a lot with racing tips. He was very good at picking winners. His name was John and he ran an internet business […]


You never know how your family is going to react when you appear on national TV. In 2003, I was invited to appear on Ready Steady Cook. When it was broadcast, I was surprised by the reaction from my parents. I talked about it on the radio station I was working on at the time […]


Sometimes history repeats itself. In late 2003, I got a dream job, actually two jobs. I was hired as Program Director and Breakfast Show host at 2CRFM on England’s South Coast. As I was replacing two people, I got the owners to agree to pay me both salaries. Replacing the Program Director was the easy […]


Ever find yourself thinking about your dream job? In late 2003, it looked like it was all over for me at 106 Century FM in the East Midlands of England. The station had changed format, the new boy/girl mid-morning show was throwing dirt and working hard to replace me and my contract was getting close […]


Never let listeners go on the air live. In 2003, I presented the Breakfast Show on 106 Century FM in the East Midlands of England. A truck driver called Ray used to call up a lot. One morning he said he was about to go past our studios in Nottingham and asked if he could […]


Sometimes you just know when it’s time to move on. In January 2002, I started presenting the Breakfast Show at Century FM, the regional station for the East Midlands of England. The format suited me down to the ground, it was “Music Fun and Football”. Then about a year later we were told at a […]


I like playing long shots. In 2003 I presented the breakfast show on 106 Century FM, the regional station for the East Midlands of England. One morning there was a news story about a sushi restaurant in Manchester that served their food off naked models. I’m not talking about mannequins here, they were actual naked […]


Breakfast radio always sounds best when you add a degree of unpredictability. In a previous Craic, I mentioned that in 2003, while I was at 106 Century FM in the East Midlands, we tried to get a horse into the on air studio. At that same station, we created chaos one morning when we had […]


We all judge but we don’t always get it right because perception is not reality. I went into a newspaper shop today and stood behind a nice old lady. She wasn’t being served, the shopkeeper was on the phone. It looked as if she was waiting for the shopkeeper to get off the phone so […]


I always feel sorry for radio station bosses. They have to be Captain Sensible when things get out of hand. Often they arrive at work at precisely the time when the most hard to explain things are happening on the Breakfast Show. In 2003, I was the Breakfast Presenter at 106 Century FM in the […]


Doing something cool is only cool when people notice. Sometimes I get to broadcast from outside the studio. In 2003, I presented a week of shows from Las Vegas. They went out live on 106 Century FM in the East Midlands of England. We broadcast from the High Rollers Suite on the top floor of […]