In radio lore, WHTZ “Z100” in New York is perhaps the most successful “worst to first” story in history. In the role of General Sales Manager from its August 2, 1983 launch by Milton Maltz’s Malrite Communications: Gary Fisher. From 1987-1992, he was Z100’s VP/GM, steering it from the programming leadership of Scott Shannon through the murky waters of a post-Persian Gulf War Top 40 format demise.
In 1995, Fisher began buying radio stations, and today serves as owner and President of Equity Communications of Atlantic City, N.J.
Now, Fisher is selling one of the FMs in his stable along the Jersey Shore.