Posts Tagged ‘Car’

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 […]


Mack Nuggets

04Jun16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: How Nancy got wound up by her husband for 25 years; How bad was Chris Evans on Top Gear? Australia is BIG; Navigational nightmares; Why I don’t trust Cambridge; The truth about plain cigarette packaging; How to save yourself from becoming resistant to antibiotics; […]


Road Rage.

18Oct15

Why are BMW drivers so angry? A recent study of 2,837 drivers showed that they’d seen more aggression from drivers of BMWs than any other make of car. Land Rover, Audi, Subaru and Vauxhall made up the top five. Looking at that list, the one thing those cars have in common is that they’re all […]


Pleather.

15Jul15

Perception is reality. I’ve treated myself to a Porsche 911. It’s not new but it’s new to me and I love it! BOB fm is in a very rural location. When I get there first thing in the morning, I have to park on a gravel driveway while I unlock the gate. When it rains […]


I nearly managed to cheer myself up this weekend. I’ve been miserable lately, not because of anything specific, just various things which include an insect bite that’s been bothering me all week. I don’t know what bit me on the tummy, all I know is I’ve reacted to it in a bad way and it’s […]


Breakfast radio is live, because of that things don’t always go exactly the way you planned. In 2002, I was the host of the Breakfast Show on 106 Century FM in the East Midlands. Darren Fletcher was our sports reporter and he was having trouble with his dog. Kobe was a mental chocolate labrador and […]


In April 2001 I accidentally learned how to get worldwide publicity. It’s simple, you just give the press a new angle on something they’re already writing about. It doesn’t matter if what you do isn’t even real. They’ll be so desperate to write something on the subject, they won’t bother to check if the story […]


I love using audio clips out of context. In 1999 I presented the 9 till noon show on BRMB in the West Midlands. One morning the big news was all about the Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott. At the annual Labour Party Conference, Mr Prescott had sparked a small outcry when he and his wife […]


In Britain any car over three years old can only legally be driven on the road if it has an up to date M.O.T. certificate. The M.O.T. test is an inspection that’s done to make sure the car is safe. When we had our car shipped from Australia it was only a year old so […]


Sometimes, situations make things even funnier. In 1998, I was the Breakfast Show host at 2CRFM in Dorset. One of our advertisers was Condor Ferries. They ran high speed catamarans called JetCats from Poole to the Channel Islands. We were asked to present one of our breakfast shows from Jersey to promote the ferry service.  […]


We waited ten weeks for our car to arrive in Britain by ship from Australia. When it got here, we weren’t allowed to drive it. To “export” the car, we had to take the number plates off and hand them in. So when it arrived at Tilbury it had no plates. I managed to get […]


Howard Stern once said, “Most of the things I do are misunderstood. Hey, after all, being misunderstood is the fate of all true geniuses, is it not?” A recurring theme in my life is being misunderstood. Unlike Howard who was obviously talking about being misunderstood artistically, I am continually misunderstood by people in positions of […]


It’s amazing how different the world looks at different times of the day. Yesterday, I didn’t have to get to work till after 7:30am. I start on the Breakfast Show on Jack FM in Hertfordshire next week so it was a useful exercise. I sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic southbound on the A1 like a lot […]


The whole world is out to lunch. No one is paying attention! Yesterday I woke up late, didn’t shower or shave, sat in front of my computer and checked my email. It was chilly so rather than putting the central heating on, I put on my hooded sweatshirt. I opened an email sent at 10:03am from a […]


E-taly

08Aug13

I saw a convertible in the hard shoulder today. The driver had pulled over to put the roof up because it had just started to rain. It reminded me of when I got caught out once and a misunderstanding that got lost in translation. For my birthday a couple of years ago, we decided to […]