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Sports Babe leaves 790/The Zone’s Mayhem in the AM

In this economy, a better-paying job is not something you turn down.

And when it came to 790/The Zone’s “Sports Babe” Cayci Johnson, she not only got a better paying job but one in an area she really wanted to be in: food marketing with Blue Ribbon Foods.

Johnson, who started yesterday at her new job, said she loved working at 790/The Zone the past eight months, but this was an opportunity she couldn’t say no to.

One thing she said she didn’t expect from the Mayhem guys is the fact they were actually “gentleman.” “I came in expecting it to be more like a locker room,” she said. “They were actually chivalrous.”

Johnson said she felt guilty because the station made such a big deal about the search late last year. “I was just starting to fit in,” she said, as part of the morning team. “A lot of listeners were giving me great feedback. But this job landed in my lap.”

No word on her replacement yet.

39 comments Add your comment

manster

July 28th, 2009
4:12 pm

Sports Babe, are you kidding?

Hamburglar

July 28th, 2009
4:20 pm

I see they use the term “babe” loosely at The Zone.

TT44

July 28th, 2009
5:32 pm

Good luck, I wish you well!

TT44

July 28th, 2009
5:33 pm

Hamburglar……theres no need for that…..grow up.

tupac elliot

July 28th, 2009
5:34 pm

Shoot man, she did good, let the babe B.

BadgerDawg

July 28th, 2009
6:21 pm

This move is proof of why having the token woman on a sports show does not work…she wanted to be in food marketing but was on a sports show. Good luck to her, but 790 the quota deserved this flying back at them.

Astro

July 28th, 2009
6:21 pm

I hope they meant Babe as in “That’ll do, pig.”

Stooge-n-moe

July 28th, 2009
6:36 pm

Isn’t Shapiro in food marketing too? I’m sorry most of it would be on his shirt or in the corner of his mouth. . . . a very large mouth. Yuck!

atl1000

July 28th, 2009
8:42 pm

i miss the ‘fabulous sports babe’

John

July 28th, 2009
8:48 pm

Rodney,

Toucher and Rich forced to move to a sports station. Basically, like 99X, WBCN in Boston failed because of bad ratings so now they will be a web station. Since Toucher and Rich are under contract they will move to a company owned sports station until their contract is up. Crash will probably be canned.

John

July 28th, 2009
9:03 pm

Rodney,

Toucher and Rich forced to move to a sports station. Basically, like 99X, WBCN in Boston failed because of bad ratings so now they will be a web station. Since Toucher and Rich are under contract they will move to a company owned sports station until their contract is up. Crash probably canned.

John the pimp

July 28th, 2009
9:12 pm

Toucher and Rich- – -radio pigs always beating the drum for attention. They are their generations Dale O’brien and Gary Mckee. Go do something you’re good at guys- – bring me another iced tea–sweet please.

RunningDog

July 28th, 2009
9:47 pm

You will be missed Cayci. You brought an intelligent sense of humor to guy radio.

Zing

July 28th, 2009
10:01 pm

She could win a radio beauty contest.

BadgerDawg

July 28th, 2009
10:01 pm

RunningDog, thank you for calling it guy radio and not “sports radio” as it advertised by them. They have about as much sports related content as 750’s morning show.

RTibbs

July 28th, 2009
10:34 pm

Babe? hahahahahaha. Fit in seriously? I can tell Dimino couldn’t stand her. By the way she used to work for Blue Ribbon Foods as a salesperson before the Zone.

Zone Fan

July 28th, 2009
11:10 pm

Wow Rodney……she’s been gone from the Zone for well over a week now and even announced her pending departure a week ahead of time. Way to report old news there. Btw…..some of us have known for about two weeks now that Chuck Dowdle will be leaving WSB in the coming months to work for the UGA radio broadcasts and you haven’t reported on that yet either. Time to get on the ball about what is happening and not what the next tramp from RHofATL is doing.

Good

July 29th, 2009
11:14 am

She was awful. Got the gig because her father is a college basketball coach. Women shouldn’t be in sports unless they are all in. Steakie was probably paying her only $200 a week. Good for her getting a better paying job though.

Pathetic Loser

July 29th, 2009
1:23 pm

I’m glad she got another job…she added absolutely nothing to the show except a nasally woman’s voice. If her next job doesn’t involve reading into a microphone she should do just fine.

Stacy

July 29th, 2009
2:14 pm

I was at a bar with my college friends in the Panhandle and Steak’s father in law was gawking all over us and buying us drinks. Kind of creepy but we liked the free drinks. Kind of felt bad for Cayci having to put up with Steak’s father in law at that party.

Who Cares

July 29th, 2009
3:12 pm

Rodney didn’t report it until a slow news day. Who cares what is going on in Steakie’s play house.

Zone Fan

July 29th, 2009
3:30 pm

Seriously, slow news day? He is a radio/tv blogger, not an on scene reporter. If he would quit critiquing every little reality show that has someone who went to 5th grade in an Atlanta school or those sleazebags that call themselves housewives, then maybe Rodney could actually report news worthy items when they actually happen and not a week or two later.

Robert Morton

July 29th, 2009
5:15 pm

Knock on Steak, Rodney, whoever else all you want, but I have seen Cayci Johnson in person and she is way better-looking than that photo would have you believe.

Can't Stand Steak

July 29th, 2009
10:57 pm

I’ve seen her in person too… the photo is dead on…a lot of teeth to deal with. They had a better looking babe named Nikki that made the finals…waaaaaaaayyyyy better looking. Good luck to her.

Johnny Quest

July 30th, 2009
1:55 am

Now, if they can jettison the world’s unfunniest man, Mike Bell, I’ll might flip the dial over there now and then. Flipping is what Bell should be doing–as in flipping burgers. Who hired that moron? There HAD to be a reach around involved.

ike

July 30th, 2009
9:08 am

i like the show but I always thought my foot was sexier than her.

Ricky

July 30th, 2009
11:54 am

Great call, ike. You do have a handsome foot – she is no babe, maybe babe ruth-esque.

T-money

July 30th, 2009
1:58 pm

Sports Babe is in one babies’ favorite movies – Babe: Pig in the City. Who knew this movie would be real – Sports Babe: Pig in Sports Radio. Heard Blue Ribbon is providing her shiny new trough to sweeten the deal.

Erin Andrewz

July 30th, 2009
1:59 pm

I doubt you would want to look at the Sports Babe through a peep hole in a hotel. Yikes, I shutter to think about that one.

dawglover

July 30th, 2009
3:55 pm

I lost my love for 790 when the Stews came along. I would expect Chuck and Chernoff to kill them in the ratings at midday.

D0n

July 30th, 2009
4:26 pm

steak should fire himself he sucks and so did the babe!

RTibbs

July 30th, 2009
4:48 pm

Her lisp drove me crazy. M&Y guess is she was the biggest drinker in the contest so they picked her.

Bill

July 30th, 2009
7:06 pm

All you guys commenting on her looks are jerks. I doubt people go into your office and tell you how ugly you are. Maybe they should.

B.Hussein

July 31st, 2009
2:22 pm

Sports Babe = ugly, fat cat lady. She sucks and is ugly. Good day.

Knobtwister

August 4th, 2009
7:42 am

Amen to the post about Rodney’s obsession with jejune reality TV shows. As for Cayci, I wish her the best but she was out of place on a sports show. But then, so is Steak.

Juan

September 6th, 2009
10:47 am

For all you people saying Cayci is ugly lets see a picture of your girlfriend or wife. I’m pretty sure none of you are with any super models. You’d give Cayci the time of day even if she smiled at you from across the room.

Buzz Cone

September 18th, 2009
9:02 pm

Enter your comments here- I enjoyed Cayci, thought she was attractive and added some life to the show. I think the show is much better when its just Nick and Chris. Steak is way to conceited and opinionated to share a mike with anyone. He also knows much less about sports than either of the other two.

Pathetic ....

October 23rd, 2009
11:26 pm

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Pathetic ....

October 23rd, 2009
11:34 pm

I was wondering the other day what happened to this joke of a “sports radio” personality — Wow!!! Very pathetic that someone can go through all that “stuff” to land the job only to leave in LESS THAN 12 months!!!! Wow, Wow, Wow, what a poor display of loyalty. It stinks of liar … to act as if this was the opportuinity she’s dreamed of to walk away so soon — for a TOTALLY DIFFERENT career! What a joke!! But, the station’s kind of a joke too with the exception of a few true sports lovers.

Yeah, I agree with the Mike Bell’s needs to go sentiments ….. too much on-air talk of booze, downgrading of women, “hooking-up”, etc from that short, pudgy, loner. ATL is far too big a radio mkt to have someone like that on the air.