Posts Tagged ‘Hertfordshire’

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 […]


Traffic was bad on the A1 this morning. It reminded me of when this happened… 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 like to talk to me about it, call me on +44 1438 422106 between 6am and […]


Smart Arse

09Apr16

Motorways used to be Britain’s fastest roads but not any more. These days you’re lucky if you can go faster than 50mph. I’ve been spending my weekends on the M1 and M6 lately because I’ve been driving between Hertfordshire and the North West. It feels as if most of that time I’m driving in roadworks. […]


I almost asked my in-laws to watch soft porn. Julie’s parents live in New Zealand. When we speak to them on the phone they always mention British TV shows that they get on the telly over there. I know when they watch anything that’s filmed in England they try to imagine what it must be like […]


Something weird is going on. Julie works in a gift shop in Hitchin, Hertfordshire and this week she noticed at least a hundred people bought items to celebrate a 40th birthday. Some gifts were targeted at men, some at women and were for people of varying interests so she’s pretty sure that more than a […]


History is being made here in Hertfordshire. This county has a rich history. There’s evidence of humans living here from the Stone Age. The first tribes settled in the Iron Age. In AD 54, the Romans besieged the town of Wheathampstead. In 293 the first British martyrdom took place at what we now call St. Albans. In the […]


“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 […]


Jammy Dodger

09Dec13

I heard the radio station travel reporter say “The A1(M) in Hertfordshire is busy southbound this morning. It’s due to sheer weight of traffic”. Sheer weight of traffic? I was checking out what a competing radio station was up to when I heard this bloke blame THE TRAFFIC for the traffic! To be fair he […]


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 […]


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 […]