Atlanta radio host Steve McCoy says he has Parkinson's disease

Atlanta radio host Steve McCoy says has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Steve McCoy and his grandchildren, Lucy and Jack.

The longtime broadcaster, who spent years keeping Atlanta commuters company with his friend and colleague Vikki Locke on Star 94 - with whom was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame in 2009 - had more recently been helming the morning show at News Radio 106.7 with Cheryl White.

McCoy was suspended and then let go from 106.7 this week after revealing he aired an old interview with presidential candidate Donald Trump and presented it as if it had just happened.

Steve had planned to share his medical news with listeners before he was suspended, Vikki told the AJC on Thursday night.

Steve McCoy and his longtime colleague and friend, Vikki Lock. AJC file photo/Jennifer Brett

The two have remained close friends since their time on air sunsetted, and Vikki was key in spurring him to seek answers when early signs of the disease became apparent.

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Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for accessAtlanta.com.
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