About Jack

Anybody who knows Jack O’Malley knows he is a kind, passionate and committed man who wants to make our state a better place to live, work and raise a family.

For over 30 years he has interviewed everyone from politicians to business and community leaders.  But more importantly, he’s listened to us.  He’s heard our concerns, our joys and what we think is important.  Jack has spent years working to promote charitable causes in our area.  Now we need him in Lansing fighting for US!

Jack O’Malley

Michigan House of Representatives, District 101


Born and raised in Michigan, Jack O’Malley has been “the voice of Northern Michigan” for over 30 years on WTCM FM in Traverse City. Jack has spent 34 years taking to the airwaves each morning interviewing politicians, business and community leaders while having a friendly chat with every day, ordinary people who possess passionate, extraordinary opinions.  They aren’t just listeners – they’re more like family. Presidents, Governors, Congressman and candidates for office have come and gone.  The one constant in northern Michigan has been Jack O’Malley.

Born in 1959 to Jim and Catherine O’Malley, Jack is the youngest of three. His Dad was a World War II veteran and his Mom cared for the family, but Jack’s Dad passed away when Jack was only 11 years old.  This singular moment shaped a great deal of the rest of Jack’s life as he committed himself to being a good father, good citizen and supporter of veterans.

After graduating from Specs Howard School of Broadcasting, Jack began his radio career in Indiana and later a brief stint in Adrian, MI. But it was on May 3, 1984 when Jack began his career at WTCM and has been the “voice of northern Michigan” ever since.

During the last 34 years, Jack has been an active member in the community as a loyal advocate for northern Michigan while volunteering in for a number of its organizations.  His patriotism is important to him.  This is why Jack has Chaired 4th of July festivities and been the Chair of local Memorial Day Services for the last 20 years.  Additionally, Jack regularly speaks with veteran groups across northern Michigan and has been humbled to receive numerous awards.   Jack works closely with northern Michigan charities and causes to honor our veterans and to create a sense of patriotism for our families and children.

From the Community Corrections Board to working with the Children’s Advocacy Center, Jack has also been involved in important causes in northern Michigan which help those who are unable to help themselves.  Most recently, Jack has worked with the Child and Family Services of Northwest Michigan, Hospice of Michigan and partnered with County Law enforcement initiatives to curb drug use in our schools.

Jack has two daughters, Beth and Grace, and an adopted son Zane.  Jack is married to Robin and they live in Lake Ann.