Wednesday, May 5, 2009 the #1 Google search in America was Banana Boat Rat. A lot of people wondered why. The interest caused a ripple through the media and a hit by the Associated Press titled Banana Boat Rat Runs Amok, Kills Family Cat.
Those listening to Cadillac Jack in Atlanta already knew that a listener told a story about a Banana Boat Rat during his popular Make Us Say WOW! Wednesday segment. The caller testified that a friend had been to Florida on vacation and picked up a stray dog and brought it home to live with her family and their cat. After a night out for dinner, the family returns to discover the dog attacked the family cat. The family takes the dog to the vet to see what is wrong with it and they are told that it is not a dog but a Banana Boat Rat. Listeners raced to their computers to Google the animal and see if a picture existed.
Get ready for Cadillac to keep you entertained in the afternoons now!
Cadillac Jack is a member of the Country Music Association (CMA), Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
He has been involved in several television productions including the CMA Red Carpet Preview Special and Hope and Faith on ABC-TV. Cadillac played TV news reporter Ted Phillips. His role on the show can be seen in syndication.
In 2009 Cadillac won an Emmy for hosting the ABC Television special The Road the CMA Music Festival.
Cadillac Jack and his wife Donna have three children ranging in age from 3 10.