Curriculum Vitae

GRAHAM MACK

Consistent ratings success

On-air and Programme Management

Winner of the industry’s biggest awards

More than 25 years of broadcasting experience

Talk show host and music jock

Commercial and BBC

Australia and the UK


“One of the best radio talk show hosts in the English-speaking world.” - Michael Harrison, Editor of TALKERS magazine, USA.

"Graham Mack shows true personality and imagination, following in the tradition of great radio presenters. Some of the items were perennial concerns, or had been covered elsewhere in the news, but what this show manages to do is to reinvent them to make them engaging and fresh, and apply them directly to the local audience. Graham Mack manages to interview with real edge, while retaining his immense likeability; this is a presenter firmly on the side of the listeners." - The Sony Radio Academy Awards Judges.

“When I conduct radio programming seminars, often I play several audio clips from your programme as examples for other presenters around the world. Your ability to combine preparation, surprise, listener engagement and your own life experiences makes your programme a treat to listen to.” - Dan O’Day, Radio Consultant, Los Angeles.

"He draws your ear to the radio." - The BBC Gillard Awards Team.

“Graham absolutely understands the radio medium. He’s a consummate professional, who works exceptionally hard to produce a great show.” - Tom Hardy, Former PD ‘Today FM’, Republic of Ireland, and ‘2CR FM’.

Experience

July 2018 to present: - Fix Radio, London & Manchester

Radio Station Program Director

Responsible for all on-air content, talent management and programming. Achieved the highest ever audience reach and hours on the world's only commercial radio station aimed at tradespeople. Hired Russ Williams, Jono Coleman and Ugly Phil, bringing them back to daily shows on UK radio. Successfully led the expansion of the brand and the launch of Fix Radio Manchester.

Nov 2013 to July 2018: - BOB fm, Home Counties

Radio Station Program Director and Presenter

Responsible for the daily output of the radio station. Led the re-brand from JACKfm to BOB fm on the regional commercial radio station for Herts, Beds and Bucks. Launched the new DAB service, increasing the combined FM/DAB terrestrial broadcast area to 2.5 million. Host of the weekday Breakfast Show.

"Best Radio Personality" New York Festivals, Finalist 2017.

Jan 2017 to July 2018: - BBC Radio Merseyside

Radio Presenter

Weekend Morning Show Host. Increased audience in the daypart by 23,000 listeners year on year according to RAJAR.

February 2013 to Nov 2013: - BBC & Commercial Radio

Radio Presenter

BBC London 94.9, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, BBC Radio Merseyside, BBC Radio Oxford, BBC Radio York, BBC Hereford & Worcester and BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Radio Derby, Jack FM Solent. Presenting live on-air shows.

May 2010 to Feb 2013: - BBC Wiltshire

Radio Presenter

Host of “The Graham Mack Breakfast Show". All speech, interviews and news show. Increased 15+ audience from 4.7% share to 8% share.

“Breakfast Show of the Year” Sony Radio Academy Award, Gold, “Best Programme Presenter” Gold Award at the BBC Gillard’s 2011. "Best Talk Show Host" New York Festivals International Radio Awards 2012 Finalist, "Best Radio Personality" New York Festivals Bronze 2013.

July 2006 to May 2010: - TFM Radio, Teesside

Radio Presenter

Host of “Graham Mack in the Morning”. Increased the Breakfast Show audience on Teesside's biggest commercial radio station, making TFM the most listened to commercial radio breakfast show in the market: 25 – 44 year olds.

“Best Music/Personality Show” New York Festivals International Radio Awards 2008 Finalist.

Jan 04 to June 06: - 2CR FM, Dorset

Radio Station Programme Director and Presenter

Responsible for all on-air content of the radio station, talent management and programming. Host of Breakfast show on Dorset and Hampshire's biggest commercial radio station. Increased reach & share in all day-parts and returned the station to the number one commercial position in the market.

Jan 02 to Jan 04: - 106 Century FM, East Midlands

Radio Presenter

Host of the “Graham Mack Attack Breakfast Show” on the East Midlands regional commercial radio station. Increased the breakfast show audience by 60,000 listeners in the first three months. In less than two years achieved the station’s highest breakfast reach.

March 99 to Jan 02: - BRMB Birmingham

Radio Presenter

Host of the “Morning Mack Attack” on the number one rated commercial radio station in Britain’s biggest city outside London. Show was market leader in the daypart.

Sept 98 to March 99: - 100–102 Century FM, North East

Radio Presenter

Host of the Drive Show on the biggest commercial radio station in the North East of England.

Feb 97 to Sept 98: - 2CR FM, Dorset

Radio Presenter

Host of the breakfast show. Increased breakfast share from 25% to 41% in target 25-34 demographic. The show rated number one in all demographics beating all other commercial and BBC stations, local and national.

July 1995 to Feb 97: - 2GO, NSW Central Coast, Australia

Radio Presenter

Host of the nightly “Mack Attack” on the Central Coast's biggest commercial radio station. Took show to number one, with a 24% market share in all demographics, beating twenty other stations including all radio stations from Sydney and Newcastle.

August 94 to July 95: - 5SE Mount Gambier, South Australia

Radio Presenter and Assistant Programme Director

Host the Breakfast Show on number one commercial radio station for the South East of South Australia.

Oct 1994 to July 95: - Channel 8 Television, Australia

TV Presenter

On screen presentation of TV commercials and voice-overs.

Aug 1993 to Aug 94: - 2PK Parkes, Australia

Radio Presenter

Host of the number one rated weekday drivetime show on the commercial radio station for the Central West of New South Wales.

Oct/Nov 1993: - 2UW Sydney, Australia

Voiceover Artist

Voice-overs for commercial radio station promotions.

June 1993: - 6KG Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Radio Presenter

Host of night time show and production work as Federation of Australian Radio Broadcasters Industry Trainee on commercial radio station for the Goldfields region of Western Australia.

April 1993: - 2QN Deniliquin, NSW, Australia

Radio Presenter

Presenter of Drivetime show and production work on commercial radio station for the southern Riverina region of south-central New South Wales as Federation of Australian Radio Broadcasters Industry Trainee.

Dec 1991 to Aug 93: - 2RRR Sydney, Australia

Radio Presenter

Host of “The Saturday Night Breakfast Show” and “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll”.

Awards

2017- "Best Radio Personality: Local Market" New York Festivals International Radio Awards, Finalist.

2013 - "Best Radio Personality" New York Festivals International Radio Awards, Bronze.

2012 - "Best Talk Show Host" New York Festivals International Radio Awards, Finalist.

2011 - “Breakfast Show of the Year". Sony Radio Academy Award (under 10 million) Gold.

2011 - “Best Programme Presenter”. BBC Gillard Award, Gold.

2008 “Best Music/Personality Show” . NY Festivals Radio Broadcasting Awards Finalist.

Education:

1993 - Australian Film Television and Radio School. Full-time Commercial radio course. Graduated top of the class, highly commended. Awarded with “Keith Graham Scholarship”.

1992 - 2RRR FM Radio Training Course, Sydney.

1991 - Sydney Broadcasting Academy Radio Announcing Course.

Seminars attended:

June 2017 - Speaker at 'Talkers" New York City.

October 2016 - Presenter of "How To Get People To Call Radio Stations Again" at 'Next Radio' , The Royal Institution, London.

August 2015 - Talentmasters "Morning Show Boot Camp", Chicago.

June 2014 - "Talkers" New York City.

November 2012 - Panelist, "Rising Stars: The Shows That Have Talk Radio Buzzing". Talentmasters "Talk Show Boot Camp" New Orleans.

October 2012 - "New Media Seminar", Los Angeles

June 2012 - Talentmasters “Morning Show Boot Camp”, Miami.

October 2011 - “Talk Media Conference & Talk Show Boot Camp”, Dallas.

February 2009 - Dan O’Day’s “PD Grad School”, Los Angeles.

July 2008 - Talentmasters “Morning Show Boot Camp”, Denver.

June 2008 - “The Conclave”, Minneapolis.

August 2007 - Talentmasters “Morning Show Boot Camp”, Chicago.

February 2006 - Dan O’Day’s “PD Grad School”, Los Angeles.

August 2005 - Talentmasters “Morning Show Boot Camp”, New Orleans.

February 2005 - Dan O’Day’s “PD Grad School” Los Angeles.

August 2003 - Talentmasters “Morning Show Boot Camp”, Atlanta.

August 2001 - Talentmasters “Morning Show Boot Camp”, Las Vegas.

July 2001 - Dan O’Day’s “Morning Show War College” Hollywood.

February 2001 - Dan O’Day’s “PD Grad School” Los Angeles.

Awards Judge:

2012 to 2017 - New York Festivals International Radio Awards, Grand Jury Member.

2008 - The PPI Radio Awards, Dublin Ireland

Pre-Broadcasting:

1990 - 1993: Air-conditioning engineer - Sydney Australia. Responsible for the maintenance and repair of large commercial air-conditioning plants, mainly in high-rise buildings.

1986 - 1990: Heating, ventilation & air-conditioning maintenance engineer - Marsden Point Oil Refinery, Northland, New Zealand.

1983 - 1986: Pipefitter. - Worked on construction site of oil refinery expansion project at Marsden Point Oil Refinery, Northland, New Zealand.

Other Interests:

Lead singer and blues/rock rhythm guitarist.

Graham Mack Rock Band, Graham Mack Blues Band.