Cadillac Jack Named Director of Programming

January 4, 2013

Cadillac Jack

Veteran radio programmer Cadillac Jack McCartney has been named as the Director of Programming at Greater Media Boston. He will officially begin his new position on Monday, January 7, 2013.

An accomplished and seasoned radio veteran, Cadillac Jack most recently served as Vice President of Programming at Clear Channel Media & Entertainment in New York City, where he was responsible for Z100-FM, WLTW-FM, WKTU-FM, WAXQ-FM and WWPR-FM. In his new role, he will oversee 96.9 FM, WMJX-FM, WKLB-FM, WBOS-FM and WROR-FM.

Cadillac Jack is no stranger to the Boston market. He spent over 20 years working in Boston radio in the 1990′s and 2000′s, programming both JAM’N 94.5 and KISS 108, and overseeing the entire Clear Channel Boston cluster for a decade through 2010, the last 3 years of which he also programmed WWPR-FM/Power 105.1 in NYC.

“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 Greater Media Vice President of 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 Director of 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!”

The Duke University graduate has been recognized on a national level for his programming achievements, including being named Major Market Program Director of the Year by Radio and Records and Gavin, two national industry publications. In addition, he’s been ranked among the top 10 “Major Market Best PD’s in America” several times by Radio Ink Magazine.

On a personal level, Cadillac Jack has served as a volunteer mentor on behalf of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program