Posts Tagged ‘England.’

Mack Nuggets

01Apr18

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: Advice for Theresa May on how to deal with the Russian situation; Tributes to Ken Dodd; Housemates From Hell; Nightmare neighbours; What happens if England boycott the World Cup; Unusual things you’ve eaten; Is Vladimir Putin going to be the “Lord Of The World”?; The […]


In the latest episode of my show for America, guitar legend Andy Summers talks about his HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT tour, his current album, Triboluminescence, photography, writing, why he doesn’t sing on albums anymore, his relationship with the British press and what Bournemouth and Santa Monica have in common. As well as that, a look […]


So sad to hear that Keith Chegwin has died at the age of 60. I’ve met him and interviewed him a few times. I wish I’d kept the photos of us together and the audio of our chats. I know I used to have some and don’t know why I haven’t kept them. Maybe it’s […]


It was so nice to catch up with TALKERS magazine publisher Michael Harrison on his excellent podcast, Up Close And Far Out. We had an in-depth discussion about the election of Donald Trump and the UK’s recent public vote approving Brexit. We compared notes on American and English points-of-view regarding the surprising state of world […]


Mack Nuggets

08Jul16

This is what I’ve been up to on BOBfm recently, including: Paula Abdul gets puked on; Your feelings over Brexit and the English football team; The longest day; Why you should never ride a bike naked; The Avocado crime wave; Kids don’t get the freedom we got to create great memories; Food served but not […]


The Foreign Office did something awful this week. They warned football fans travelling to Euro 2016 from the UK to remain vigilant at all times in the face of the threat of terrorism. The advice highlights stadiums, fan zones and transport hubs as potential targets for atrocities. What a terrible thing to tell people. If […]


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.  […]


There is no job security in radio. About the worst thing that can happen is if the person that hired you is replaced. Now you’re working for someone that didn’t choose you. Often they’ve got a different idea of how your show should sound or may even have someone else in mind for the job. […]


My last show on the radio in Australia was very emotional. In January 1997, I was offered my first radio job in Britain. I’d been presenting shows on commercial radio stations in Australia for the past three and a bit years and was hosting the night-time show on 2GO on the New South Wales Central Coast. […]


23Apr14

It’s St George’s Day in England Our country that was once the best Now so full of problems You can’t help but feel depressed.   But there are things we can still be proud of Things every day you may have missed And since you’ve called them through to me I’ve made a little list. […]


Being British but working on the radio in Australia was always a bit tricky. In 1994 I got lucky, my boss, the Program Director at 5SE Mount Gambier was a bit of an Anglophile and understood my sense of humour. His name was Pat Fleming and as well as being PD, he was the host […]


At first I was really pleased when I asked the bloke who fixed my central heating what radio station he listens to. From what he told me about his favorite on-air features I could tell it was the radio station I’ve just started working for. Then he called the station “Dave”. The name of the […]