TJ McKay is a 33 year radio veteran with over 21 years as a prominent drive time radio personality in the midlands. (He tells people he started radio when he was 5)
With a vast knowledge of music spanning from the 60’s, 70’s 80’s and beyond, TJ wakes Columbia and the Midlands up weekdays from 6a to 10a on Magic 98.5 with “Right Now” Traffic, instant weather, local and national human interest stories, entertainment news, exciting contests and a brand of wit that is best described as “smile compelling”.
TJ is a Christian and stays involved in the community, embracing the efforts of organizations like the March of Dimes, The ALS Association, NAMI, Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter and several other local and national charities. TJ was recently on the board of the Palmetto Health South Carolina Cancer Center and is a cancer survivor himself.
With over two decades on the air in Columbia daily and years of top 3 drive time ratings in all demos, the voice & unique personality of TJ McKay are known quite well in age groups spanning several generations. When TJ speaks, people listen.
He was raised in Hawaii and loves the ocean, all water sports, tennis, and most of all time with his wife and children. He also enjoys martial arts and has a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do. When asked what he would do if he ever retired from radio he responds: “That decision may be 20 to 30 years from now. Retire from what… to what? I am doing what I love.”