For nearly 18 years, McQuaid was a popular host and producer at San Francisco radio station KFOG, where he was known to his listeners as “Irish Greg.” San Francisco Weekly voted the show “Best Local Morning Radio Show” in 2001, 2002, and 2007. McQuaid’s work in radio also includes serving as producer and on-air talent on the KOSF Morning show with Don Bleu and the Alex Bennett Show on KITS Live 105. He’s conducted many notable interviews, including with Barack Obama, Robert Plant, David Bowie, Gavin Newsom, John McCain, and Neil Young.
In 2004, after smoking for 20 years and suffering from asthma and chronic bronchitis, McQuaid decided to change his life. He began to run and cycle and quickly became passionate about both forms of exercise. This focus on health led him to compete in marathons and cycling races, which led him to Breathe California’s Bike 4 Breath event.
In 2015 McQuaid produced the #BoobProject charity song, which raised more than $100,000 for breast cancer research and featured world-known artists Hozier, Florence Welch, Grateful Dead and many more. Forbes Magazine named it the “Best Charity Song of 2015”.
In 2017 Greg is running a full 26.2 mile marathon every single week to raise funds for Breathe California Golden Gate. Visit 52Marathons52Weeks.org to learn about how you can support him in this amazing endeavor.
McQuaid was elected to the Board in October 2016 and currently serves on the Revenue Generation Committee.