Posts Tagged ‘Police’

Mack Nuggets

04May19

Here’s what I’ve been up to with Gaz Drinkwater on Fix Radio Manchester, including;Show Us Your Tips; Greater Manchester Police using GPS data from speeding drivers; Why democracy doesn’t work; Travis Perkins v the cat; Rednecks in New Zealand; The dispute with Steve Brookstein. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and […]


Greater Manchester Police are the first force in the UK to use GPS data on mobile phones to catch speeding drivers. Chief Constable Liam Watkins of GMP appeared on Fix Radio Manchester this morning and said, “If you don’t want to get caught, don’t speed”. Furious motorists called into Fix Radio to complain about the […]


Battle Dress

02Nov16

  How would you feel if, just for fun, a battle of Hastings reenactment society recreated the events of 1066 on a main road you were trying to drive along? People dressing up in costumes and pretending to be someone they’re not is happening every day on Britain’s roads. Grown men (and it’s usually men) […]


Traffic news on the radio usually comes too late to be of any use. The police and emergency services do what they have to do first. Then, they contact radio stations. By the time you hear about it, the problem is much worse and usually impossible to avoid. That’s why I like it when I […]


I accidentally became involved in a big scam once. When I returned to 2CRFM in Dorset as Program Director in January 2004, I was given the biggest office. On the walls were framed autographed photos of some of the artists we played. I can’t remember them all but there was definitely a Mariah Carey, a […]


Fobbed Off!

16Dec14

I broke the law this week and I’m glad I did. My car key got damaged. The key blade and electronic guts of it were fine, I just needed a new key shell for the fob bit of it. I called around and the cheapest genuine key shell for my car from the dealer was […]


We waited ten weeks for our car to arrive in Britain by ship from Australia. When it got here, we weren’t allowed to drive it. To “export” the car, we had to take the number plates off and hand them in. So when it arrived at Tilbury it had no plates. I managed to get […]


Howard Stern once said, “Most of the things I do are misunderstood. Hey, after all, being misunderstood is the fate of all true geniuses, is it not?” A recurring theme in my life is being misunderstood. Unlike Howard who was obviously talking about being misunderstood artistically, I am continually misunderstood by people in positions of […]


Sting sang, “Giant steps are what you take, walking on the moon”. He was right about that, the Moon is smaller than the earth and has much less mass so it pulls with less gravity. In fact, if you stood on the surface of the Moon, you would experience only 17% the force of gravity […]


The flashing blue lights came towards me, the police car stopped and one of the officers told me to get in. It was 1994, I was presenting the Breakfast show on 5SE Mount Gambier in South Australia. The two bedroom house we rented was a couple of miles from the radio station, we couldn’t afford […]


In 1993, I learned a valuable lesson that saved my career and some pretty heavy legal proceedings twelve years later. I got my first complaint a few weeks after going on the air at the first commercial radio station I worked at, 2PK in the Central West of New South Wales.  I can’t remember what I’d […]


Justin Case

23Jan14

Last year I got a lot of flack because I wrote a blog about yellow cars. Why would you go for a yellow one when they’re the same price as a silver, black or red one? As usual I’ve been proved right, only idiots drive yellow cars. Justin Bieber has been charged with driving under the influence […]