John Gabriel

John Gabriel

John Gabriel is a long time Capital Region radio personality and programmer.  Born and raised in the Capital Region, he has over 50 years experience in radio and TV. One of John’s first radio jobs was at Top 40 WFLY in 1971.  His work includes many other stops along the way including 27 years at WTRY (the area’s first oldies station), and radio stations in Syracuse NY, Utica NY, Charleston WV, and Roanoke Va.

John’s TV experience includes 8 years as traffic reporter for Spectrum News 1 in Albany.

John first joined Magic 590 & 100.5 in 2012, and with the exception of a Covid interruption, remains a member of the on-air staff.

He and his wife Kathleen live in Latham and are the proud grandparents of 7 grandchildren.

Listen for John weekdays on the “Magic Drive Home” 2 – 7pm, and Saturday mornings beginning at 5am.

John Gabriel has co-authored a book from Arcadio Publishing called, “Capital Region Radio, 1920-2010.” It’s available here through Amazon.