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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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Catching up with… former WSB-AM talker Chris Krok

Krok @ the talk show boot camp. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Krok @ the talk show boot camp. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

At last Saturday’s talk show boot camp at a Perimeter hotel, I spent a few minutes catching up with former WSB-AM talk show host Chris Krok, now morning host at 940/WMAC-AM in Macon (6 a.m. to 9 a.m.) Krok is also program director (that helped bump him to a livable salary.)

You can catch 940 in parts of Atlanta after sunrise.

Krok, who was at WSB from early 2006 to late 2007, seems happy. If he’s still disappointed WSB-AM dumped him in favor of Herman Cain nearly two years ago, he’s not showing it. (”I’m still [PD] Pete Spriggs’ No. 1 fan,” he said.) Clearly, he was originally groomed to be a future replacement for anyone planning to leave the daytime lineup but someone high up decided he wasn’t ready.

Sure, Macon is market #155 vs. Atlanta (market #7). But he’s now a bigger fish in a smaller pond. “I’m having just as much fun,” he said.

Politicians, he observed, are just as hypocritical and potentially dirty in a smaller town like Macon as Atlanta. He enjoys holding their feet up to the fire. One councilwoman even accused him of harassing her when he took a picture by her car at some public event.

“They’re not used to the type of radio I do here,” he said.

Krok, whose anti-immigration rallies in Atlanta in 2007 attracted hundreds of people, created a Tea Party rally earlier this year that drew more than 600 people. For Macon, that’s huge.

While he may consider a bigger market down the road, he will only take a job from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., not a night job like WSB-AM.

He’s also quit smoking (he used to defend it proudly), though he said it meant he gained a few pounds. His last cigarette, he said, was last Christmas time.

2 comments Add your comment

Here We Go

November 18th, 2009
5:51 pm

Glad to know he landed on his feet somewhere…I really enjoyed listening to his show when he was here. Since he’s organizing tea party rallies down in Macon, why not have a rally to rid that town of some of those back woods-thinking politicians!

Who Care's

November 21st, 2009
8:28 am

All these clowns are the same. Garbage in and garbage out all day.