Joe Gallagher | Weekend Host

Joe Gallagher hosts The WGY Weekend with Joe Gallagher Saturday and Sunday from 6am-10am.

Joe’s show is a family-oriented program known for its unique brand of light humor, fun and entertainment! Joe has had the top-rated weekend morning show for more than a decade.  

Joe often wonders where he might be today if he had followed his heart and pursued a career as a trapeze artist… “Trapeze artist and high wire walker were my first two career choices, but there were no openings at the time. 

I was discovered by a radio program director while working as a waiter. He heard me yell out, ‘Eggs, sunny side up, side of bacon and fried potatoes’ and offered me a job on the spot.” The rest is history. 

Joe adds, “Many radio announcers start out working weekends and move up to full time weekday announcer. My career went in reverse – from full time to weekends.  I still check the classifieds for Trapeze Artist.”Joe has been a tireless supporter of the WGY Christmas Wish program and the annual WGY Miracle Weekend Radiothon for the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. Joe and his wife Kathy have two sons and live in Schenectady.


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