Kevin McCarthy (radio)

Kevin McCarthy is an American radio-television personality in north Texas. He was part of the original staff of KNUS/99, being brought to the station by Gordon McLendon in 1972.[1] He spent fourteen years as a top-rated talk show host on KLIF before leaving in 2001 to start his own business, a multi-media marketing company.[2]

He is the "Trusty Sidekick" co-host with Jerry Reynolds on the Car Pro Show syndicated in over two dozen cities. He also does voice-overs for commercials, industrial videos and documentaries.

McCarthy was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2002.[3] He is a five–time winner of the Press Club of Dallas "Katie" award for "Best Talk Show" in Texas and the 1995 American Women in Radio & Television's Dallas-Fort Worth Radio Personality of the Year.[4] He also served as the public address announcer for the Dallas Mavericks for twenty years until February 2000.[2][5]

McCarthy resides in Plano, Texas, northeast of Dallas. McCarthy is approximately 90 years old.


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  2. ^ a b Celeste, Eric (May 11, 2000). "Last call". Dallas Observer. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  3. ^ Philpot, Robert (October 7, 2002). "The greats of local airwaves get kudos". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Archived from the original on October 31, 2002. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  4. ^ American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) Archives, University of Maryland Libraries
  5. ^ Patterson, Randall (March 5, 2000). "The Idled Workaholic". The New York Times. Retrieved November 29, 2018.

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