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Classic rocker Eddie Money has been tapped to do mornings on The River 97.1 starting Monday at 6 a.m.
The guy behind such radio classics as “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Baby Hold On” and “Think I’m in Love” will record the majority of his shows from his home in Los Angeles, but will come to Atlanta periodically. Money was in town last week to lay down a couple days worth of “Money in the Morning” shows.
Cagle, program director at The River, said the station wanted to “make a big splash” and started thinking about different artists who might make a good radio host. A friend of Cagle’s who knew Money approached him in Los Angeles and asked how he felt about doing radio. Money bit, and will now host a weekday show from 6-9 a.m.
“He’s got a natural knack,” said Cagle. “He loves to talk, he tells some great stories and has great information that people would never hear otherwise about being on tour with Led Zeppelin, being on the road with the Eagles, those kinds of things.”
As this is Money’s first foray into radio, Cagle will serve as a coach, listening to Money’s recordings and providing advice. The show won’t air live – at least at first – while Money settles in.
Keep an ear out for announcements about Money making some appearances in Atlanta to promote “Money in the Morning.”
His arrival shuffles current morning host Kaedy Kiely to middays. Dave Clapper retains his current afternoon drive slot.