John Mack Flanagan

A Tribute to John Mack Flanagan

John Mack Flanagan was one of the great broadcasters from the West Coast. Legendary, in the minds of many people, including his peers in the broadcasting industry, his many friends and his fans in the Bay Area. It’s only fitting on the occasion of his passing on Saturday, March 31st, 2018 (Corrected), that we do a little something to pay tribute to a man who meant so much to so many. The following is a new aircheck that I compiled partly from my own files and from the archives of this website. Much of it is an interview I did with John on 1400 WSTC Stamford, CT on June 7, 2017 during my live show to talk about his book, Tight and Bright – available on It then continues with an aircheck of him from 10/15/76 on KFRC. I sincerely hope this touches his many fans and fri...

John Mack Flanagan, 1330 KHYT Tucson | March 3, 1969

Date of Recording: March 3, 1969 Station: 1330 KHYT Tucson Featured Air Talent: John Mack Flanagan Contributor: Bob Jones Aircheck Entry: 1,410 Comments: The Big 133 K-Hits has that distinct Drake sound! Perhaps much of the station’s success had to do with the John Flanagan show. Here’s John now, doing the format but also throwing in that personality that he was legendary for in later years. Would you believe, KHYT (AM) was a Daytime-Only station? It’s true! Since our comment feature doesn’t seem to be working, be sure to comment on our Airchexx facebook page HERE.

John Mack Flanagan, 98.1 KBGG San Francisco | June, 1994

Date of Recording: June, 1994 (Exact Date Unknown) Station: 98.1 KBGG San Francisco (Current KISQ, Former KABL-FM) Featured Air Talent: John Mack Flanagan Contributor: John Mack Flanagan Aircheck Entry: 1,409 Comments: Contributor and legendary Bay Area personality John Mack Flanagan returns with a glimpse into a station which he says was his final full time radio gig. Flanagan does not disappoint! The big contest is Jackpot #17, where listeners call in and try to guess the amount. “Too High! Too Low!! It’s a fun contest and John Mack Flanagan is the master of working the phones! Its the first weekend of Summer, and the weather is cool, in the 60s. Typical of the City by the Bay. Listen for partial traffic reports with Alley Cat. Whata name! Enjoy this slice of Bay Area radio h...

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