Jazz station 91.9/WCLK-FM morning host Morris Baxter on medical leave over diabetes

Long-time jazz 91.9/WCLK-FM morning show host, Morris Baxter is taking a medical leave to deal with issues related to his diabetes. 

Baxter, who has been morning host for 13 years, said he had been pre-diabetic for two years but recently was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes despite making diet and exercise changes. 

In a Facebook Messenger note, he said he expects to recover fully and hopes to return in two weeks. 

Baxter said in a press release he wants to get the word out that people should get  tested for diabetes and help change the way the world views diabetes - especially for people of color. 

The non-commercial jazz station, owned by Clark Atlanta University, has seen ratings improve in recent years. In March, it brought in a 1.7 share, tied with contemporary Christian station Joy 93.3 for 18th place in the market and ahead of Rock 100.5 (1.6) and hip-hop station OG97.9. 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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