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Jay McCarthy Joins Nine North As Director of Promotion, NE

Jay McCarthy Joins Nine North As Director of Promotion, NE

on November 20th, 2012 in News by

Nine North/Turnpike Music President, Larry Pareigis is proud to announce the hiring of Jay McCarthy as Nine North’s Director of Promotion, Northeast, effective this Monday.

“Tom (Moran, Nine North/Turnpike Music’s VP/Promotion & Marketing) & I could not be happier to bring a player of Jay’s caliber aboard. We’ve all been friends a long time, so given his extensive background in Country radio, the music industry & artist management, this was a move that was absolutely hand in glove,” Pareigis said.

Jay McCarthy Nine North ReocrdsJay McCarthy’s career in radio began as most do, hosting an overnight show in Binghamton, NY.  That led him to Ocala, FL, Poughkeepsie, NY and Hartford, CT, where he was named Regional Director of Country Programming for Clear Channel Communications.

After a brief stint in Jacksonville, FL, McCarthy landed at CBS Radio’s KMLE in Phoenix, AZ in October of 2003. Under his leadership, the station rose from 13th place to 1st in the Arbitron General Market ratings.

After leaving radio, McCarthy joined Red Light Management in Nashville to work with country music superstar Tim McGraw. McCarthy is most proud of sagethree, the company he founded as an incubator for Integrated Marketing and Branding Strategies in the Music and Media space which rapidly expanded into the world of Artist Development, Management and Sponsorship.

McCarthy will be based in Nashville.

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