"One of the best radio talk show hosts in the English-speaking world"
- Michael Harrison, Editor of TALKERS magazine, USA.
How America reported the royal birth; I talk to the man who gatecrashed the media frenzy outside the hospital dressed as a town crier and became an international superstar; How Derby Cathedral celebrated the birth of the new prince.
The inquest into the fire at Lakanal House in Camberwell, south London has said. I get the reaction from Southwark Council; Is aircraft noise affecting kids ability to learn? And are London buses the new social media?; Wayne and the mystical driftwood; Ian and the mugger with a hammer in Surbiton; Do we still need Libraries? Why London is the greatest city on earth.
Celebrity Chefs Ainsley Harriott and James Martin, the shocking truth about Ready Steady Cook and cheap psychological tricks.
Luke McCormick caused the death of two children, should he play for Swindon Town? I talk to his agent; Confusion over the family wedding; Why isn’t the Church of England investing in Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation? I talk to a bishop; The kids at The School of The Week have problems with the three "R"s; Simon Evans from Thames Water in hot water over the hosepipe ban; Robins All Over the World; Is insurance a racket; Lib Dem Simon Hughes; Harriet Harman; The return of the hooter; The world's worst mountaineers; Knee deep in sewage; Houses at Coate Water. Ed Milliband; Tony Benn; The Councillor & The Custard; Christmas Wish.
The Teesside Cannibal; A call to NASA; Classic wrong numbers.
Stars in their Ears; Make the baby laugh; The car that ran on cooking oil.
Classic wrong numbers; stupid pet stories; The Welsh.
Followed by a paper bag; The perfect crime;A near death experience.
The search for John Motson; Classic wrong number; naked skiing.
2GO, NSW Central Coast, Australia 95 to 97
Perfect Match; Barney from The Simpsons; Beatles song parodies; My very last show in Australia.
Graham Mack Pet Detective; The car salesman who couldn't stop laughing; The Beatles songs about the show.
My first ever job on commercial radio, "Hits and Memories 2PK" Parkes, in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. I really didn't have a clue what I was doing, I was fresh from The Australian Film TV& Radio School. Six months before I got the job I was working as an air-conditioning engineer in Sydney.
Community radio in Sydney. My first go at broadcasting.
Most Requested Bits
The audio that won Gold
The Sony Radio Academy Awards are the most prestigious awards in the British radio industry. In 2011 I won the Gold Award for "Breakfast Show of the Year". This is the audio that was part of my entry.
A tribute to Neal Butterworth
Neal passed away in May 2013, he was 55. He was the Editor of The Daily Echo newspaper in Dorset between 1998 and 2011 and was on the Breakfast show with us every morning. Richie and I gave him a really hard time but he was always a total pro.
The Homemade Flag
In 2002 I was moved to tears by a poem I read in the Liverpool Fanzine "Red All Over The Land". It's by Dave Kirby a.k.a. Braces & Boots and it's called "The Homemade Flag".
You Have Lived
From 2001 to 2003 I presented the Breakfast Show on 106 Century FM, in the East Midlands. An anonymous listener sent me a list of things they remembered from their childhood.
The Cannibal Call
Another season of "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here" was about to start, with it's famous Bush Tucker Challenge. I asked listeners, "What's the most unusual thing you've eaten?" I didn't expect this call!
The "live" concert at Knebworth on April 1st 2014 featuring Status Quo, Robbie Williams, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Oasis, Lady Gaga, Dire Straits, Eric Clapton, George Michael, Duran Duran, Tom Jones, Led Zeppelin and many more!
Royal Baby News, USA & OZ
I went live on 103.7 Lite FM with Gene and Julie in Dallas Texas, Sarah and Dwayne at 107.7 2GO New South Wales and I made the morning news at 2SM in Sydney Australia in 2013.
Live in North Carolina
I tell our friends Gene & Julie all about the new Royal baby and the result of the Scottish referendum in 2014.
In 1996, I was presenting a weekend show on 2GO, the local commercial radio station on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. All afternoon I'd been giving away tickets to a rodeo, you just had to answer a Wild West themed question to win. Just before the end of the show, the promotions director stuck his head around the studio door and said, "One more set of tickets HAS to be won, the next caller MUST be a winner. The correct answer is "Buffalo Bill", help them if you have to!" - This call became one of my most popular requests.
A few years ago I got to interview Tess Daly from Strictly Come Dancing. I was on BOBfm in Hertfordshire with Amy Stevenson and Tess was on the line from London. As you’ll hear, it didn’t go well.
Talk Show Boot Camp 2012, New Orleans
A special international edition of RadioTalk at the Talk Show Boot Camp in New Orleans. I talk to speakers, presenters and delegates and get some fascinating insights into how talk radio works across the pond.
Talkers 2014, New York
Only two British radio hosts are any good on TV according to one respected American consultant. Find out which two and what's really strangling talk radio in the US in this Radio Talk which I recorded at the 'Talkers Radio Conference' in New York 2013.
Morning Show Boot Camp 2015, Chicago
Some of the biggest names in US broadcasting, including WPLJ's Todd Pettengill, BJ Shea from KISW, Gene & Julie from WRAL, Nationally syndicated talk show host, Jonathon Brandmeier, Don Anthony from Talentmasters and radio programer and consultant Tracy Johnson.
Talkers 2017, New York
My report from Talkers 2017 in New York where I met Michael Harrison, Phil Boyce, Chris Stigall, Harry Hurley, Thom Hartmann, Tom Leykis, Norm Pattiz, Mike Francesa, and Love & Laughter with Beth.
The G-Emmy Awards 2015
Highlights from 2015’s glittering ceremony. Nominees include: Jennifer Lawrence, Vladimir Putin, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Kim Jong-un, Madonna, David Cameron, Tess Daly, Lucy Beale, Harrison Ford; Piers Morgan, Alex Salmond and David Beckham.
The G-Emmy Awards 2017
A special year at the annual awards which celebrated the birthday of BOBfm. Nominees included: President Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Corbyn, Harrison Ford, and Kim Jong Un.
The G-Emmy Awards 2019
Nominees include: Prince Andrew, Donald Trump, Wayne Rooney, Greta Thunberg, , Jacob Rees-Mogg, John Cleese, Jeremy Corbyn, Piers Morgan, Diane Abbott, Jo Swinson & The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Virgin Caller
In 2001, I hosted the morning show on BRMB in Birmingham. I was sent a CD of classic rock tunes played on an accordion. One day, while stopped at traffic lights, some blokes from Eastern Europe cleaned my windscreen and I got the idea for this call.
The BOBfm Spring Parade April 1st 2015
William and Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge were the surprise special guests on the royal float at the “BOB fm First Annual Spring Parade”. Other celebrities taking part included; Jeremy Clarkson, Madonna, Lewis Hamilton, Zayn Malik, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and Julian Assange.
The Radio Stuff Podcast
In 2013 and 2014, I had the pleasure of being a guest on The Radio Stuff Podcast, presented by Larry Gifford
Jonathon Brandmeier & Graham Mack
I was a guest a couple of times on Jonathon Brandmeier's nationally syndicated radio show which was broadcast on over 100 radio stations in the USA. - Johnny B is one of my all time radio heros and to actually be on his show was a real thrill!
This bit got complaints from Welsh people.
This psychic didn't see this coming!