Posts Tagged ‘DJ’

Mack Nuggets

28Dec17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BBC Radio Merseyside lately: The party without a DJ. A houseguest from hell. A bonfire night surprise. The baggage handler who went nuts. Cultural differences. A fancy dress story. Buyers remorse. Revenge on Henry Ford. The fourth dimension. A tribute to Keith Chegwin. Caught the bus, should have […]


What would you think of a comedian who didn’t have any jokes and just came on stage and shouted “LAUGH!!!” at you until you pretended to laugh? It’s outdoor live concert season in the UK. There are some great live acts to see but unfortunately, it’s also a time when radio deejays get up in […]


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.  […]


Talking Heads

06Feb14

Some radio DJs are incapable of pausing. Instead of making a statement, letting it breathe and then moving on, they seem terrified of there even being half a second of silence. Some even breath in loudly through their teeth to make sure they’re making some kind of noise in between sentences. They’re like the bus […]


I thought I was going to get the sack every day of my first paid radio job. It was 1993 and I was hired to present the Breakfast Show at “Hits and Memories, 2PK” in the Central West of New South Wales. They started me on the afternoon/drive shift and moved me to Breakfast when […]


Being on the radio every day is the coolest job in the world. So many people want to do it but don’t know how to get started so they do odd things to get noticed. My first on-air job was at 2PK in New South Wales, Australia. The radio station was in Parkes. In 1993, […]