CUMULUS MEDIA announces that Gerry McCracken, Program Director and On-Air Personality for Kix96/WJCL-FM, Savannah and Hilton Head’s Country Favorites, has been honored by the State of Georgia with the Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award for distinguished community service.
As Georgia’s highest service award, the Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award was personally presented to McCracken by Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Savannah).
McCracken has served as Program Director and Afternoon Host on WJCL/Kix96 for the last five years, and has brought his 45 years of expertise in radio broadcasting to serving his listeners and the community they share.
He has been active in numerous community service initiatives at Kix96, including area food drives and distributions, the St. Jude Children’s Research Center Radiothon and Dream Home, and the “Turn It Pink” breast cancer awareness campaign, as well as Kix96’s 12 Days of Christmas benefit, which buys toys for children of needy families during the holidays.
A dedicated community servant, McCracken also volunteers at local schools reading books to elementary school children in the “Road to Read” program.
McCracken said: “Our primary purpose as a radio station is to serve the public interest. We work for a company that understands the importance of that responsibility and encourages it, plus a staff that makes it a priority to dive in and serve where needed.
Plus, our Country listeners are most generous listeners of any format I’ve been associated with. This is a big honor, and I thank Georgia State Representative Carl Gilliard and the state of Georgia for the recognition.”
The award from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger reads: “May this Outstanding Citizen be afforded every courtesy as a Goodwill Ambassador from Georgia in his travels to other states, to nations beyond the borders of the United States of America, or wherever he may hereafter travel or reside. Thank you for your service to our State.”