Posts Tagged ‘Jack FM’

I’ve been unlucky with speeding tickets. One morning, exactly three years ago, I came within three points of losing my licence. I used to present a Sunday morning show on Jack FM in Southampton. I lived in Swindon at the time, which was a 130 mile round trip. On the May Day bank holiday weekend […]


JACK fm has a problem. It’s a problem that affects the future survival of the radio station. We really don’t know what we’re going to do. Crisis is the only way to describe the situation. We need YOUR help. Find out more on JACKfm. http://player.106jack.com/. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at http://www.mackmedia.co.uk 


Pants on Fire

27Jan14

You can tell there’s a general election next year. Politicians on all sides have been trying to win us over by talking about taxation, immigration and protecting the NHS. They’ve also been making promises they can’t keep like free childcare, an extra £20 a week for you if you lose a long term job and […]


Bar Service

21Jan14

England’s first pub at a motorway service station opened today on the M40 in Buckinghamshire. The RAC aren’t happy about it. Professor Stephen Glaister, director of the RAC Foundation, said: ”Does opening a pub at a motorway service station send the right message?” I don’t want a pub on the motorway either but I don’t think it should […]


A rooster frightened the life out of me this morning. It was 5am and I was bent over in the dark opening the padlock to the gate that leads from the isolated country lane in the grounds of Knebworth House in Hertfordshire to the JACK fm building. As far as locations go, it’s the most […]


“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 […]


At JACK fm we’ve kidnapped Santa. He won’t be released until we get another thousand toys in our toy appeal with O2. We’re collecting them for underprivileged kids. The deadline is Sunday at midnight, if Father Christmas stays tied up in the cupboard under the stairs at JACK fm he won’t be able to make […]


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 […]