Monday, November 13, 2017

Episode #046
Winning Over the Long Haul!

Cadillac Jack will be marking his 25th year with Atlanta’s KICKS 101.5 in March.  He joined the station as evening host of “Crying, Loving or Leaving” when he was just 20 years-old.  

After years as afternoon host on KICKS, Cadillac Jack was cast as the anchor of morning drive in 2005. He’s co-hosted with a number of talented performers, including Dallas McCade who moved to middays with a promotion to KICKS Music Director, and now “Cadillac Jack with Ali Mac” are at the morning helm. 

Caddy (as he is called in casual circles), has dabbled in television – appearing as TV news report “Ted Philips” on ABC’s “Hope and Faith” and also won an Emmy Award for hosting ABC’s “The Road to the CMA Music Festival.”

In this episode, he shares the ONE piece of advice that has been most helpful to him along the way.  He also offers some invaluable advice for people wishing to follow his lead into the major markets, including tips to being noticed by the right people!

For those coaching winning talent, he also shares some ‘do’s and don’t’s” for coaching strong shows and helping them be their best.

You Tube Video of the Week

Smart use of SEC (Someone ELSE's Content), sharing a late-night TV bit that is spot on for format listeners.  Topical, timely, relevant.   (Oh, and funny as hell!)

by David Martin


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