Posts Tagged ‘Youtube’

Mack Nuggets

16Feb19

I went to a radio station reunion this weekend. It was BRMB’s 45th reunion at Bacchus Bar in Birmingham. I worked there from March 99 to January 02. I caught up with James Blonde and Ollie Hayes who’ve got hairier and balder respectively… Everyone has got older except Les Ross who should be 70 now […]


The weird noise in the hallway of our new build apartment is still there! The builders have been, switched off all of the power in our place and the noise continues. This confirms that it’s coming from our neighbours. The other side of the wall is their bathroom, what are they doing in there day […]


Kim Wilde

28Mar18

I had a chat with Kim Wilde in Hertfordshire. She talked about her close encounter that was the inspiration for the title of her new album, “Here Come The Aliens”, how singing songs drunk on a train turned her into a Youtube sensation, how she used gardening to beat the mid-life crisis she suffered aged […]


Mack Nuggets

05Feb18

Here’s what I’ve ben up to on BOBfm lately, including: The talking whale. Stories of coincidence. Siri doesn’t work. Skiving. How to fix Britain’s trains. Who has the biggest red button? A school trip story. Lana Del Rey is a thief and so is Radiohead. Is Theresa May the worst Prime Minister we’ve ever had? […]


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 […]


Mack Nuggets

01Jul16

Here’s what I’ve been doing on BOB fm lately… It’s time to sort our airport security; Your feelings over Brexit and the English football team; Good news if you’re a female job seeker or employer; Is there a time traveler in the news?; The longest day; The frogs that lived in the toilet; The pagan […]


I just got a reminder of how we’re all being tracked online. I did a bit on BOB fm yesterday about cyclists riding naked through the streets of London. Underneath it, I played “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph III. You probably know it as the theme to The Benny Hill Show. Today, I opened Youtube […]


Everyone in Liverpool has a story. Today I went to Bootle to get my car’s air-conditioning re-charged. I met a bloke called Ian Parkinson from CoolCar. While Ian hooked up his gauges and vacuum pump, I got my phone out to check some emails. That’s when Ian noticed the Liver Bird on my home screen. […]


I didn’t set out to become a famous car salesman when I decided to get into radio but that’s what happened in 1994. My second ever paid job on commercial radio was at 5SE in South Australia. As well as presenting the Breakfast Show, I was also presenting TV commercials for a local supermarket called […]


In this one I talk about why I don’t understand YouTube’s copyright rules, why it’s best to fly to Dublin if you want to go to Chicago, Pub Rock in New Zealand, Morning Show Boot Camp and Amy becomes a granny. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this […]


I got a big reaction a couple of days ago to a blog I posted called, “Radio needs a Steve Jobs”. I pointed out that commercial radio is being run by sales and marketing people and their focus is not on delivering great content. In an interview recorded in 1995, Steve Jobs said that sales […]


Interdependent

12Mar14

This morning, the alarm on my iPhone woke me up. I got up and watched Sky News on the phone while I shaved. While eating breakfast I opened up my Chromebook, checked my email and posted a link to my blog on Twitter. I drove to work listening to the Adam Carolla Show Podcast. I […]