Johnny Gallagher / Broadcaster
Johnny grew up in San Francisco in the 60’s/70’s when the SF music scene was exploding with a wide variety of sounds that captured Johnny’s heart and his mind. The shows at venues like the Fillmore, Avalon Ballroom, Winterland and the Golden Gate Park concerts were a magical time in The City and it left a lasting mark on his love for music. As his extensive music collection grew so did his love for creating playlists for tapes and later CD’s. Little did he know that this would be his training ground for what would be a future in broadcasting. He is a 2008 graduate of KVMR’s broadcaster training class, and after volunteering a couple of years in both the Music Department and helping around the station, Johnny was ready to start putting his playlists on the airwaves for public consumption.
Redeye radio shows and subbing in for a variety of other shows for 5 years is where he got his radio experience before being awarded his own weekly show in early 2013 – the Tuesday Music Magazine 4-6pm. Johnny is the proud recipient of both the 2012 Substitute of the Year Award and one of the 2013 & 2014 John Nichols Award for Excellence in Music Programming.
Johnny is retired from the City of SF’s Recreation and Park Department where he served as a Park Director and Supervisor for nearly 30 wonderful years. Johnny and his wife, Stacy, currently live in Grass Valley. Their son, Patrick, lives in SF and daughter, Jenny, lives in Paciifica where they have 3 grandsons, Dylan, Landon, & Evan. They really enjoy traveling the world and occasionally mix in USA road trips as often as they can. They are passionate about camping, particularly along the Yuba River where they have been visiting for over 40 years. They believe that they live in “Paradise on Earth”, and just love everything about KVMR!