Posts Tagged ‘Talk Radio’

London Calling

28Mar17

In Episode 26 of my radio show for America: Negotiations for Britain’s exit from the EU are getting nasty; The show is full of the joys of spring; Why Prince William, the heir to the throne is taking us all for a ride; More embarrassment for Britain’s Prime Minister; A call to a scammer; And […]


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 […]


Paper Chase

25Aug16

It’s time for radio presenters to stop reading out of the newspapers on the air. Reviewing the papers is an odd media tradition in this country. I think it started in the early 80’s when, as an “and finally”, Newsnight would show you the front pages of the following day’s papers. Back then it was cutting […]


Sean Hannity from Fox News crept up behind Michael Harrison, the publisher of “Talkers” and grabbed him by the throat while I was interviewing him for the latest Radio Academy podcast. It was all in good fun and set the tone for what was billed as “The 17th installment of the talk media industry’s longest […]


Mack’s Craic

20Nov12

New Orleans is pronounced “NOO-orlins” or “Nawlins”, but never “New -or-LEANS” as we Brits usually pronounce it. I’ve been reminded of this by the locals here a lot this week, they really don’t like you getting it wrong. I’m in town for the annual “Talk Show Boot Camp” which is presented by Don Anthony’s ‘Talentmasters’. […]