Last Pat Standing

Pat Gallagher is leaving Madison to host a morning radio show in Virginia. I know he and his wife are excited, but I’m sorry to see him go. He’s a fun, creative guy, and has made a real contribution to Magic 98 in a short time.

His departure means I’m the only “Pat” left in Madison radio. At one time there were four. Pat Martin was a popular personality for years. Pat Gillen spent time in Madison in the early 90s on “The Fox.” And Pat Gallagher has been in town for decades.

It’s strange, because the name “Patrick” doesn’t even make the top 100 list of names for boys. “Owen” ranks #36. My parents were planning that as my middle name, until they realized that my initials would be “P.O.O.”