Matt McCann

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Matt McCann was born on September 16, 1960 in Chicago. He has been a well known radio station air-personality, program director and now a nationally known expert on long-term care insurance and long-term care planning and a well known speaker on long-term care issues. He was also a former Vice President and Divisional Sales Manager at national agencies who specialize in Long Term Care Insurance.[1] Today he runs his own national agency, McCann Insurance Services, specializing in Long Term Health Care planning.[2]

He attended Hinsdale South High School in Darien, Illinois. His love of radio started having grown up listening to legendary top 40 station WLS, Chicago. When he started high school at Hinsdale South High School he quickly joined the school's radio station, WHSD (88.5 FM). It was in high school that his radio career started.

Biography[edit]

While in high school McCann joined the school's FM radio station where he quickly became the station's student station manager. In 1976, McCann got his first chance at a commercial radio station landing a weekend on-air job at WKDC (AM), Elmhurst, Illinois. By the time his senior year started, he added a job working at another Chicago suburban station, WAUR (FM), Aurora, IL.[3]

McCann decided to go to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. So in the fall of 1978 he moved to Carbondale where in 1982 he received his BS degree from SIUC. But while in school he worked, grabbing a job at WCIL & WCIL-FM, Carbondale.[4]

When he did graduate in 1982, the owner of WCIL offered him the job of program director for WCIL.

In January 1986 it was time for him to leave southern Illinois and he accepted the program director's position at WLRW, Champaign, IL. McCann is crediting for putting this station on the map. This top 40 station dominated in ratings and revenue for years under his leadership.

Just a few months after the birth of his son, Joe McCann, he left for Des Moines, IA to take the program director's job at KRNQ, Des Moines in the fall of 1991.[5]

In 1993 McCann went south and arrived in San Antonio, Texas where he was named program director of country formatted KDIL. Soon he was also given control of co-owned KKYX (AM). The owners changed formats at KDIL and was told to move KDIL from country to smooth jazz and KDIL became KCJZ.

In January 1996 McCann was able to go home. ABC hired him at WLS-FM where they were about to change format of the station to country. WLS-FM became KICKS Country and McCann was the mid-day air-personality and music director for the station.[6]

The station did not last very long and when ABC changed formats again, McCann moved to WUSN, Chicago and later to WUBT, Chicago. It was at WUBT where McCann was teamed up with legendary Chicago radio personality Larry Lujack. That show had huge ratings as Lujack had been in retirement for years before coming back to Chicago radio. McCann was in the Chicago studio and Lujack worked from his home in New Mexico. Most people had no clue they were in different studios and were amazed they worked so well together.[7]

When McCann's mother became ill, McCann took a major career change and went into the long-term care insurance business. He did not leave radio completely as he did some weekend work at WLS, Chicago and suburban stations like WERV, Aurora and WJTW, Joliet.

But the long-term care business took off where he quickly established himself at a nationally known expert and a nationally known speaker on long-term care issues.

In 2008 McCann joined the sales management team at ACSIA Long Term Care one of the nation's leading marketers of long term care insurance. In 2011 he was named the Divisional Sales Leader for ACSIA Long-Term Care's Western Division.

In December 2013 McCann was named Senior Vice President of LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP). LTCFP one of America’s largest and most experienced long-term care protection agencies. At both companies he hired & mentored agents & developed selling techniques and sales strategies to help agent's & their clients. .[8]

His company, McCann Insurance Services, has two websites. The first one has information on Long Term Care Planning, www.McCannLTC.com and the second website provides consumers with the opportunity to obtain Long Term Care Insurance quotes from all the top companies, www.radioltc.com.[9]

In July, 2015, The American Association for Long Term Care Insurance (AALTCI) named McCann as one of the top ten Long Term Care Specialists in the country.[10] McCann speaks throughout the country on Long Term Care issues and is often interviewed on radio and TV programs as an expert in Long Term Health Care Planning.

Awards[edit]

McCann is a two-time winner of the coveted Golden Harvest Award for outstanding public service in long-term care. He also is a six-time winner of the Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award,

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