Cadillac Jack Named Dir./Programming At Greater Media/Boston; WTKK Now Stunting As '96.9 Mike FM'
January 4, 2013 at 8:12 AM (PT)
Veteran radio programmer CADILLAC JACK MCCARTNEY has been named as the Dir./Programming at GREATER MEDIA BOSTON. He will officially begin his new position on MONDAY, JANUARY 7th, 2013.
He most recently served as VP/Programming at CCM+E/NEW YORK, where he was responsible for Top 40 WHTZ (Z100), AC WLTW, Top 40 WKTU, Classic Rock WAXQ and Urban WWPR-FM. In his new role, he will oversee the currently stunting WTKK (96.9 FM) (NET NEWS 1/3), AC WMJX, Country WKLB, Alternative WBOS and Classic Hits WROR.
CADILLAC JACK is no stranger to the BOSTON market. He spent over 20 years working in BOSTON radio in the 1990s and 2000s, programming both WJMN (JAM'N 94.5) and WXKS (KISS 108), and overseeing the entire CLEAR CHANNEL/BOSTON cluster for a decade through 2010, the last three years of which he also programmed WWPR/NEW YORK.
"I have been fortunate to work with many of the best programmers in our business, and CADILLAC ranks at the top," said GREATER MEDIA/BOSTON Market Manager ROB WILLIAMS. "It is GREATER MEDIA's good fortune to attract an all-star talent like CADILLAC. As a program director, manager, strategic thinker and leader, he is the best. Like CADILLAC, GREATER MEDIA has a tremendous heritage of success in BOSTON radio and I am excited to work together on writing another great chapter."
"I'm excited that CADILLAC will be joining our fantastic team of GREATER MEDIA Programmers," said VP/Program Development BUZZ KNIGHT. "In our relentless pursuit of excellence we're always looking for creative and strategic brand managers and CADILLAC's track record speaks for itself. He's one of the best minds in the business and I look forward to working with him to make our already strong BOSTON cluster even stronger."
"A month ago, I would have bet anything I'd be on my way to RWANDA right now for some gorilla tracking and a good dose of rest and relaxation," said CADILLAC JACK. "Today, I'm outrageously happy that instead, I'm able to rejoin and partner with the very best manager in the radio industry, ROB WILLIAMS in BOSTON's newly-created Dir./Programming position."
He added, "The more I learn about GREATER MEDIA, the more I am attracted to the world-class company and culture PETER SMYTH has built. As we begin 2013, I'm re-energized and eager to begin work with ROB, PETER, BUZZ KNIGHT and the entire team at GREATER MEDIA/BOSTON, building upon past successes and charting new courses for many, many years to come!"
WTKK Stunting As 96.9 Mike FM
After stunting first as POWER 96.9, and then as NOVA 96.9 playing EDM, WTKK morphed into 96.9 MIKE FM "Playing Anything We Feel Like" at noon TODAY. Is this the last change before we hear the final format?