Tim McCarthy

Tim McCarthy

Sr. Vice President, ESPN Radio Group

Tim McCarthy serves as senior vice president, ESPN Radio Group. This includes oversight of 98.7 FM New York, one of ESPN’s owned and operated stations (WEPN-FM).  McCarthy also oversees all play-by-play production across ESPN Audio properties by assessing contracts, increasing revenue, and working towards maximizing scheduling opportunities across the stations and network. He was promoted to this position in 2010

Previously, McCarthy was senior vice president, ESPN Owned and Operated Radio Stations, overseeing the station group. He also served as president and general manager of 98.7FM New York ESPN Radio, since the station first started broadcasting in September 2001.

In addition to ESPN’s national lineup of talk shows – Golic and Wingo, Dan LeBatard and Stugotz and the Stephen A. Smith Show – 98.7FM in New York is the radio home of The Michael Kay Show with Don La Greca and Peter Rosenberg and the New York Jets, New York Knicks and New York Rangers. McCarthy is also responsible for hiring talent such as Max Kellerman, Michael Kay and Stephen A. Smith.

to the New York Jets, New York Knicks and New York Rangers, McCarthy is also responsible for hiring talent such as Max Kellerman, Michael Kay and Stephen A. Smith.

He joined the Disney Group of radio stations in 1990, serving first as an account executive with WPLJ-FM, and three years later became sales director for both 77WABC and WPLJ. McCarthy became general manager for news/talk 77WABC in 1998 and presided over the station as GM. WABC became the number one news talk station in the nation under his leadership. He held the dual roles of GM for 77WABC and 1050 ESPN Radio until 2006 when 77WABC was part of Disney’s sale of the ABC Radio Group.

Among McCarthy’s many industry honors, he has been named News/Talk GM of the Year from Radio and Records and was selected as one of the nation’s 10 best managers by Radio Ink Magazine.

McCarthy is a lifelong New Yorker with a B.A. degree from Iona College in New Rochelle and an MBA from Long Island University in Brooklyn. He currently sits on the New York State Broadcasters Association board.

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