Brian Phillips, who runs the show there, wrote me yesterday: “We’ll find something for him to do!”
When I wrote: “You hired him with no particular position in mind?”, he responded: “I wouldn’t say THAT. That would be irresponsible Rodney!”
He later wrote: “I’ll tip you as soon as I can, of course.”
On his Facebook page, Kincaid wrote that he joined Cumulus Media October 22. And to me, he simply wrote: “I am an air talent for Cumulus Media.”
Q99.7 only has an opening at night right now and he seems overqualified for that. The rest of the dayparts appear secure as well. It's not as if the Bert Show, Rachel Jones or Adam Baum are going anywhere.
So the speculation is that Kincaid might be part of a new developing morning show on Kicks 101.5, which booted long-time host Cadillac Jack without explanation over the summer. Dallas McCade has been covering mornings ever since but that wasn't considered permanent.
Sure, Kincaid has a top 40 - not a country - background but that's hardly unusual in Atlanta. Jason Pullman, formerly at 94.9/The Bull for a decade until January, came from top 40. His replacement Spencer Graves last worked at a pop station in St. Louis 106.5/The Arch though he did start in country.
Kincaid could also potentially do dayparts in other cities, a common practice nowadays for radio companies to save money.