Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

I won’t be playing Britain’s favourite Christmas song on the radio. “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues is consistently voted Britain’s most popular Christmas song but thanks to a ruling by the broadcast regulator, Ofcom, I won’t be playing it on London’s Fix Radio, the radio station for builders and tradespeople. In August this […]


London Calling

04Jan18

In the latest episode of my show for America, it’s the second part of my chat with retired NASA astronaut, Terry Virts. Colonel Virts talks about his scariest moment on the International Space Station and why NASA’s Deep Space Gateway is a bad idea. As well as that, Lyn talks about the worst Christmas present […]


Smart Arse

01Jan18

Did British radio stations make a big mistake when they got rid of their old local names and replace them with generic national “Brands”? Instead of local radio stations being called names like Leicester Sound, Ram FM, Red Dragon, 2CR and GWR, a lot of them became, “Heart” or “Capital”. One of the biggest selling […]


Mack Nuggets

23Dec17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including; Professional cuddling. Badger’s Christmas song. Listicles. Tales From The Cheap. The truth about politicians. The worst Christmas present. Donald Trump’s substance abuse. Mick doesn’t impress a lady. A tribute to Keith Chegwin. The Brexit nightmare. Why the word of the year will never be […]


Dash Scam

22Dec17

If you’re thinking of getting a dashcam fitted to your car, DON’T get the one I got! Unless you enjoy spending ever increasing amounts of money on software and SD cards and have hours of spare time to faff about with it, this dashcam is not for you. I thought I wanted one for Christmas, […]


London Calling

03Dec17

Terry Virts talks about flying the Space Shuttle and the difference between launching on the Shuttle and the Soyuz.


Mack Nuggets

01Dec17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including; Archie attacked by an animal and his mother doesn’t care. Excess packaging. Darren still misses his stylophone. Badger and the safe bet. The way to tell if food isn’t really that tasty. Jesus the sausage roll. A shopping nightmare. Banned from turning on the Christmas […]


Camera Obscura

30Nov17

Sometimes following procedure makes you sound like an idiot. My Christmas present this year is a dash cams. I want to get one hard wired into my car. Before I go ahead and do this, I need to know how this will affect my warranty. I called up the main dealer and told the lady […]


Mack Nuggets

24Dec16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: The Date from hell, A daft place to fall asleep, The present you didn’t want An unfair parking ticket Christmas lies; A brush with wildlife Be careful with nuts An amazing coincidence. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at;http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this […]


According to the bible “censuses are immoral” – and God killed 70,000 innocent counted Jews to punish David for counting them… It’s interesting that the latest census information we have shows that atheism is more popular in Britain than any religion. The figures show that the proportion of the population who identify themselves as having […]


I’ve never understood why complaints that common sense would tell you, are not worth wasting your time with, get so much attention from people who run and regulate radio stations in the UK. I read this week that Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, presenters of the BBC Radio 5 Live film review show got into […]


Off The Hook

03Jan16

The great philosopher, Kenny Rogers, once said, “you’ve got to know when to hold’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away and know when to run.” That comes from the opening remarks of an audio seminar I listened to once by Herb Cohen. Herb is widely regarded as one of the world’s […]


It’s the wrong time of year to get anything done. We had a quiet Christmas, partly due to the fact that no one can call us on the home phone. We switched telephone providers on 17th December. Since then, we haven’t been able to get incoming calls. I call their customer “care line” every day […]


Mack Nuggets

12Dec15

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: Being Embarrassed by your parents. What men DON’T want for Christmas. Plastic surgery that fixed one thing and ruined another. A bag for life. Why Volkswagen have done nothing wrong. Prince William, the wrong person to talk to the Chinese. Britain’s train operators do […]


Mack Nuggets

02Dec15

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately including: What men DON’T want for Christmas. Should we be bombing in Syria? David Beckhams old car. A hapless taxi driver. A diary mix up. Is the Apple Watch the most useless gadget ever? Plastic surgery that fixed one thing and ruined another. The USA’s […]


We NEVER want socks! Christmas is getting closer and if you’re a lady who’s looking for a gift idea for a bloke in your life and you’re thinking about socks, think again. The message we get when you give the gift of socks is, you didn’t even try. Do you actually think we want socks? […]


Happy New Year!

04Jan15

Here we go into another year, I hope you like what I’ve got to say in the Craic in 2015 and beyond. Thanks for listening as well. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I’m live with Amy and Chris on BOB fm in the UK on FM and DAB and around the world online. […]


“So this is Christmas, And what have you done, Another year over, And a new one just begun”. That’s the first verse of my favorite Christmas song, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. I love that first verse because it asks us to do two things that are really important, define reality and give […]


Christmas came ten months early in the Riverina region of New South Wales Australia in 1993. It was my first show on commercial radio. After traveling 725 kilometers overnight by Greyhound bus from Sydney the night before and not getting any sleep, here I was presenting the afternoon/drive show on 2QN Deniliquin. The show started at 2pm […]