Originally posted Friday, March 13, 2020 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Cumulus Atlanta, which operates New Country 101.5, OG 97.9, Q99.7 and Rock 100.5, has quarantined its Atlanta offices for several days after an employee came in contact with a friend being tested for COVID-19, according to Rock 100.5 program director and afternoon host Axel Lowe.
He also said Jason Bailey and “Southside” Steve Rikman on the roc station will be “best of” morning show on Friday as they prepare to work remotely next week.
“It’s not to panic anybody but it’s where we are,” Lowe said.
The Cumulus employee’s friend may not even have the virus but the company made this move out of an abundance of caution, Lowe said, adding that the test results of the employees friend will take about six days.
Bert Weiss of the syndicated Bert show said they are going to attempt to do the show remotely.
New Country mid-day host Corey Dylan on Facebook wrote: “I’ve worked during Earthquakes in CA & WA, Tropical Storms in Florida too. Just learned my bldg in GA is going into work-from-home quarantine. Welcome to the Twilight Zone.”
Morning host J.J. Kincaid wrote on Facebook: “Main facility quarantined? No problem!” while showing his off his home studio/office.
Rock 100.5 weekend jock Tommy McNulty wrote this on Facebook: “To all my long time loyal ROCK 100.5 listeners...your boy won’t be on air this weekend due to....well you know what. I don’t have it (I don’t think), but most of us have been requested to stay home as a precaution. The rock will still be playing however...because rock will never die (or get infected).”
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