Radio veteran John Gallagher named market manager of Greater Media Detroit

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.

John F. Gallagher John F. Gallagher 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.”

“GreaterMedia 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.”

Gallagher 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.

He was promoted to president and general manager of WLS 890/WRDZ 1300 Chicago in October 2004. In July 2006, Gallagher was given the additional responsibility of serving as president and general manager of 94.7 Chicago’s True Oldies Channel.

Gallagher graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. degree in accountancy. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of the board of directors for the local chapter of theAmerican Cancer Society in the Metro Detroit area.

Greater Media Inc. is the parent company of 23 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets. It also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey as well as several telecommunications towers located throughout the United States.