Posts Tagged ‘Aircheck’

London Calling

28Sep16

I got to talk to a living legend in Episode 2 of my new online radio show. The show is called ‘London Calling’. I’ll keep you up to date with what’s happening in Britain and you’ll get to hear from some amazing guests. This week it’s the Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall, listen here; http://www.talkers.com/talkersradio/category/london-calling/ […]


Just Shoot Me

27Sep16

Nothing is what it seems where we live in Hitchin right now. Julie got shouted at as she was walking through the market square. They’re filming the new season of Doctor Foster and she was just about to walk into the shot. “Stop! You can’t walk through there, you’ll have to go around!”, is what […]


Johnny B. Good.

24Sep16

My favourite American broadcaster right now is Jonathon Brandmeier. His show goes out live every day on over a hundred radio stations. There’s something positive and uplifting about his style. Even when he’s complaining, he sounds like he’s having fun. I also love the way he interacts with his newsman, Buzz Kilman. This week, I […]


I now have something in common with fifteen Nobel Prize winners. I’ve given a speech at the Royal Institution in London. It was the venue for a broadcasting conference called, “Next Radio”. The room was filled with people who work in the radio industry. The Royal Institution was founded in 1799 by the leading British […]


Mack & Cleese

22Sep16

  I was lucky enough to spend over an hour chatting to the comedy legend John Cleese the other day. It was for my new online radio show, “London Calling” which is a weekly show about Britain that’s being hosted by Talkers Magazine in the USA. John had plenty to say about the former CNN […]


Real people are more entertaining than radio presenters. I’m talking about listener phone calls. There’s something special about phone calls on the radio. They’re authentic, unique and unpredictable and the presenter becomes more real when they’re talking to a listener on the phone. It’s hard to get listeners to call in these days. It never used […]


Pass The Duchy

13Sep16

What is the royal prerogative? Well, here’s an example; there is a UK property business that owns land and buildings in 23 different counties. That includes farming land, residential and commercial properties, including the oval cricket ground in London, and other assets including ancient monuments, coastline and quarries all worth around £1bn. It makes more […]


The story of Hillary Clinton collapsing reminds me of when a politician collapsed in front of me while I was interviewing them for the BBC. In 2012, I was the host of the Breakfast Show on Swindon’s BBC Wiltshire. One day after my show, I was sent to cover the opening of a filling station […]


Humans can learn a lot from computers. Computers, since they operate by logical processes and don’t question things, will process nonsensical, input data and produce nonsensical, output. In computer science they have an acronym for this, GIGO. It stands for “Garbage In, Garbage Out”. When you think about it, lots of things work this way. […]


Gangsta Rap

10Sep16

The really cool music of any time period looks like it’s being performed by gang members. The Rock ‘n’ Rollers of the 50s, with their greased back hair, looked like they belonged to a gang. In the late 60s and early 70s, long haired rock stars looked like Hell’s Angels and the rappers of today […]


Phoney

08Sep16

The new iPhone 7 doesn’t have a headphone socket but Apple will sell you some cordless headphones for £159. They’re rechargeable, tiny little things that you stick in your ears. Which is perfect because I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve said to myself, “If only I could find some headphones that are […]


Donald Trump is a genius. He’s ahead in the polls so don’t kid yourself, he will probably be the next president of the United States. That’s pretty scary because his entire campaign is based on exploiting fear in idiots. One of the biggest fears that redneck Americans have is the threat posed by immigrants that are […]


On the Breakfast Show on BOBfm this week, we were talking about the story of a 4 year old who got a child’s toilet seat stuck on his head. I asked for listeners to call in with ‘getting stuck’ stories… Dean James called in and said at that very moment his daughter Nadine Evans-James was […]


The Labour Party will be asking Keith Vaz a lot of questions so they know what to do next.    The Mirror is reporting that the Labour politician, a married father of two, is leading a double life paying young male escorts for sex. The paper says that in a rendezvous last month, he offered […]


Mack Nuggets

04Sep16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately… Inappropriate laughter; A bizarre wrong number; A leopard in the hotel room; If it’s got boobs or wheels, it’ll give you problems; Why Nancy won’t go back to London; 20 years since Oasis played Knebworth; Why the Daily Mail is great; Show us your tats; Is […]


We were told that the radio station BOBfm, would be destroyed, go out of business or be taken off the air, two years ago this week. In the run-up to the referendum on Scottish Independence, we banned all Scottish music. Listen to how we did it here… This got us some great publicity. Newspapers on […]


Crude Oil

02Sep16

Revenge is a dish best served cold. From 1983 to 1986 I worked as a pipe-fitter on the expansion project at Marsden Point oil refinery in New Zealand. During the shutdown, I worked with a trades assistant who told me he enjoyed working with me, because I was nicer to him than the boilermaker he’d […]


Mack Nuggets

31Aug16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately… A bizarre wrong number; A leopard in the hotel room; Inappropriate laughter; If it’s got boobs or wheels, it’ll give you problems; Oversharing; Why Nancy won’t go back to London; 20 years since Oasis played Knebworth; Why the Daily Mail is great; Show us your […]


Funny Brummie?

30Aug16

Is Birmingham really the funniest place to live in Britain? A new survey from Lastminute.com looked at over three million social conversations and combined the results with consumer research to uncover the laughter profiles of 25 towns and cities across the UK. They found that Birmingham is the funniest. Well done Brum, I lived there […]


Some people say gardening is great exercise, I don’t believe them. Go to any gym and you’ll see treadmills, stepping machines and rowing machines. You will not see a gardening machine! 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 […]