Moby, syndicated morning host, was brought back on South 107.1 in Rome Monday, a week after he cursed on air, leading to a suspension.
Randy Quick, general manager, said listeners “overwhelmingly wanted to keep him. The listeners spoke and we listened.”
Moby said he thought the microphone was off last week when he was complaining to his producer about the heat in the studio and uttered a couple of unfortunate phrases, one which included the word “God” and not in a good way. He later apologized on air.
“It goes back to the old saying that our grandparents told us: treat every gun loaded,” Quick said. “Treat every microphone as on.”
Moby, who brings an old-school Southern flavor to his show, is heard on nine stations in six states, including WNGC-FM in Athens and South 107.1, where he’s been on for about five years.
“I’m thrilled to be back on the air,” Moby said. “The passion and allegiance of the audience shined through. Sure, not everyone loves me, but I’ve always known that.”
He made his name in Atlanta from the early 1990s until 2002 at Kicks 101.5 before he started his own syndication company, which he operates out of Roswell.
Moby will be inducted tonight in Nashville into the Country Radio Hall of Fame. “This is the brass ring,” Moby said, “the Academy Awards of this industry.”
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk