Radio veteran named market manager

Greater Media Inc., Braintree, Mass., announced that John F. Gallagher, a New Jersey native, has been named market manager of its Detroit-based radio properties, including WRIF-FM, WCSX-FM and WMGC-FM.

The 23-year radio veteran most recently served as the vice president/market manager of ABC Radio/890 WLS in Chicago. Prior to that, he worked as the director of sales at WJR (AM) in Detroit.

“John is a man of great character and intellect,” said Greater Media Inc. President and CEO Peter Smyth. “We are pleased to welcome him to the Greater Media family.”

“Greater Media is one of the top companies in the industry,” said Gallagher. “The stations in Detroit have been market leaders for many years. I look forward to working with a great team of professionals.”


allagher began his career with ABC

in April 1985. In November 1987, he was named business manager at WJRAM/ WHYT-FM Detroit, before becoming an account executive with WJR-AM in 1991. He was subsequently promoted to national sales manager in 1993 and general sales manager in 1995. In 1998, Gallagher became the director of sales for WJR-AM and WPLT-FM Detroit. .