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Mac McGarry - Mr. Music

Mac McGarry, alias "Mr. Music," is the commuter's companion from 4:00-6:00 weekdays, and, of course, he also finds his way into kitchens, living rooms, offices, and all the places Washington radio goes in the late afternoon. An easy style of delivery, perfection in music selection, and his handling of traffic information make Mac the one for the road or anywhere.

NBC News and WRC Local News are heard on the hour and half hour repectively, keeping listeners informed on the international, national and local happenings which will become tomorrow's history.

"Mr. Music" has earned wide recognition in the Washington area from his regular appearances on both WRC Radio and WRC TV. Mac's association with the NBC Network dates back to 1950 when he became the announcer for NBC Radio's "American Forum of the Air," covered Presidential Inaugural events for NBC TV and appeared regularly on NBC's "The Big Preview."

While serving with NBC in Buffalo between WRC engagements, Mac McGarry received the local "Emmy" award for best newscaster of the year. Since returning to D.C., Mac has been handling emcee chores for WRC TV ("It's Academic," second place winner of the AAUW Mass Media Awards) as well as his "Mr. Music" program on weekday afternoons.

On his evening show, Mac McGarry's special presentation of Glenn Miller's music in a two-hour tribute to the famous band leader drew one of the greatest unsolicited mail and phone responses ever experienced by Mac or by WRC.

To read more about the Joy Boys, Walker and Scott, or the other announcers who shared WRC's airwaves in the early 1960s, click on any of the links below.)
WRC Personalities
Al Ross Bob Kelly Mac McGarry Betty Groebli
Night Watch (Walker and Scott) Stan Karas back to booklet

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