John Catsimatidis, chairman/CEO of Red Apple Media and 77 WABC Radio, said MacKay began his role as president of its Long Island Division last week.
Catsimatidis purchased WLIR(FM) in 2020 to expand the reach of WABC(AM) to the east. WLIR is heard on 107.1.
MacKay is known as a radio and TV interviewer and former longtime chairman of the Independence Party in the state of New York, a role that grew out of his involvement in the presidential candidacy of Ross Perot in 1992. He has written eight books and holds a master’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook.
“Frank MacKay has longstanding knowledge of Long Island media, government, and politics, which will be an asset to this station,” Catsimatidis said in the announcement.