Tomorrow (September 26th) will be Madison native Pat Gallagher's last day on 105.5 Triple M. Pat has been an integral part of everything that makes up our radio station. Please join us and listen in for Pat's last shift from 10am-2pm.
Some of Pat's accomplishments at Triple M include:
15 years as Program Director
Development of Project M
Development of The Green Team
Including community focused, music focused and environmentally focused programming like eTown, The Acoustic Cafe and the Live And Local Hour.
Interviewing countless national musicians in Live From Studio M Including: Ziggy Marley, John Hiatt, Michael Franti, Jason Mraz, The BoDeans, The Jayhawks, Widespread Panic, Jonny Lang, Suzanne Vega, Ryan Adams, Donovan Frankenreiter, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, John Eddie, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Steven Kellogg, Dawes and more.
Hosting The Radio Deli
Providing an immense amount of entertainment for fans of 105.5 Triple M, for over 20 years.
Others have taken note of Pat's work:
Inducted into the first class of the Madison Radio and Music Hall of Fame
Radio & Records Triple A Station of the Year (2007 and 2008)
Entercom President's Award for Strongest Digital Engagement (2007)
Madison Magazine "Best of Madison" Radio Station (2005)
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Second Place, New Media for Project M (2010)
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Third Place, Large Market Radio Music Format for Best Specialty Programming for Live from Studio M (2010)
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Third Place, New Media, Best Non-News Website (2010)
In addition his on air contributions, Pat is also a noted athlete:
Pat is a cycling enthusiast and advocate who has spoken to numerous cycling groups regarding bicycle safety and how to share the road with civility and common sense. His long-time hobby has led him to a triathlon obsession as well; he's completed three Ironman Wisconsin races and last fall traveled to Galway, Ireland to compete in the Ironman Ireland 70.3 Race. Pat has also raised thousands of dollars for various charitable causes throughout the years at marathons, bike rides, and triathlons. Some of his work includes several AIDS Rides (benefiting AIDS research,) Team In Training (benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,) and several Trek 100 events (to help treat childhood cancers and blood disorders.)
Pat was recently elected to the board of directors of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin.
Thoughts on Pat from his fellow co-workers
Pat hired me for this job. When I first came back to Madison to interview, Pat took me to the Crystal Corner Bar, where we watched Marques Bovre perform. Pat has always had great taste in beer, and in music. He is also the kindest guy I know in a tough business. His only downfall is he does a really crappy job of picking morning DJs. - Jonathan Suttin, Jonathan & Kitty In The Morning
Pat has been my boss and colleague, but he's also been a good friend. And I'm sure that friendship will continue...more. - Kitty Dunn, Jonathan & Kitty In The Morning
Pat was the best Program Director I've ever had. He has always been easy to work with, very creative and a heck of a nice guy. I will miss his smile, his stories and his warmth. Pat is one-of-a-kind, and will be missed. Gabby Parsons, Triple M Music Director
Pat, you are one of the very few in radio who can do it all and all so amazingly well, both inside and outside the radio station, and Madison is a better place for it! Thank you for all you’ve given us and the community over all these years, I’m so sorry to see you go I loved working with you! - Dan Kennedy, Triple M Afternoons
Pat has been nothing but a consummate radio professional in the 13+ years I have know him. He is a working definition of creativity, dedication and worthy of nothing more than my utmost respect. - Adam Elliott, Entercom Madison Digital Director
A consummate and passionate music pro, Pat rocks, period. - Barbara Bolan, Rock ’n’ Roll Refugee
I met Pat only 7 months ago, was a fan of his for the past few years as well. It has been a pleasure getting to know him both professionally and personally. He is one of the easiest people to work with and always made my clients feel important and special whenever working with them. I’m thankful for the opportunity to know and work with him and I wish him all the luck in the world! - Tamara Quinn, Account Executive
I know of no one else who can mix a music montage for a concert spot better, or more quickly, than Pat. He has some of the best backstage concert stories I’ve ever heard, and his insights about the music world give this flashy business accessibility. I will miss working with Pat and wish him all the best in his new adventures. - Melissa Kruser, Client Services Coordinator
Though I only worked in the same building with Pat for a short while, I’ve been a listener for all of my time living in Madison. I've certainly known of Pat and the Triple M reputation throughout the world of radio for many, many, many years. He is a tremendous credit to the industry! He will be greatly missed. - Rich Frutin, Account Executive
I’ve only had the opportunity to work with Pat for a short time but I am glad for the year I’ve had to get to know him. He is a tremendous community advocate and has not only taught me a lot about the station, but what the Madison community has to offer. I’ve enjoyed his stories of Triple M memories and how he came up with the Project M concept. I will definitely miss working and collaborating with Pat Gallagher, Triple M will not be the same without him. - Jeff Matthias, Triple M Promotions Director