English Nick, who was a long-time jock at 96rock and has been doing nights at Rock 100.5, has left the building.
The popular jock, who hosts “Metalsome Mondays” live karaoke at 10High three days a week, is more of a metal guy and when Rock 100.5 shifted to a more Dave FM-style music mix, it was clear Nick wasn’t in the right place anymore.
“We love Nick,” said operations manager Rob Roberts. “He’s one of the greatest guys. I continue to be a member of his fan club. It was a mutual change.” He acknowledged the music shift “probably factored” into the shift.
English Nick said he was willing to roll with the punches when it comes to the music. “Unless you own the radio station, you can’t choose the music,” he said.
“It’s crazy,” he added, “that live band karaoke is now the most stable thing in my life.”
He said he was a “bit miffed” being let go but he figures it was cost cutting. “The industry is so up in the air, you expect it,” he said. “It’s the nature of the beast.”
English Nick also helps run an ice cream/tea cafe called Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party in Candler Park.
Matt “Organic” Jones is filling in at nights. A permanent host has not yet been found.
Here was his English Nick promo on the station: