Raised in Western Pennsylvania, McCracken is the first of his family not to farm for a living. Instead, he decided to talk on the radio for a living, landing his first job while in High School at his town’s local AM radio station. He was hooked from day-one and for 45 years.
McCracken has Programmed radio stations, and has been a disc-jockey and Imaging Director for radio stations from Pittsburgh to San Francisco, Omaha to Savannah. It was here in Savannah that he has decided to retire from Programming and concentrate on doing Afternoon Drive on KIX96.