Cadillac Jack returns to FM radio on 92.5/The Bear

November 27, 2014 Atlanta - Emcee Cadillac Jack (center) interviews Carson Sims (right) and McKinley Parks during the annual Macy's Great Tree Lighting celebration at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta on Thursday, November 27, 2014. Thousands of people came out to watch the show which featured performances by The Isley Brothers, Pentatonix, tenor Timothy Miller and many more. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL

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November 27, 2014 Atlanta - Emcee Cadillac Jack (center) interviews Carson Sims (right) and McKinley Parks during the annual Macy's Great Tree Lighting celebration at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta on Thursday, November 27, 2014. Thousands of people came out to watch the show which featured performances by The Isley Brothers, Pentatonix, tenor Timothy Miller and many more. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL

He was let go from Kicks 101.5 in 2019.

Former Kicks 101.5 morning host Cadillac Jack is returning to radio two years after Kicks 101.5 cut him, hosting afternoons on country station 92.5/The Bear.

He starts Monday, Nov. 8 from 3 to 7 p.m., replacing veteran country music jock and programmer Steve Mitchell, who will work behind the scenes on improving the imaging of the station while hosting a weekend show.

The Bear covers the southern part of metro Atlanta and is licensed to Zebulon with studios in downtown Fayetteville. It can also be heard on the Bear app and on Apple, Google Pay, Apple CarPlay and Alexa.

Cadillac Jack, whose real name is William Choate, said in a press release while he was off air, “I’ve binged Netflix. Not just a particular show but all of Netflix. I have mastered the complexities of the washer and dryer and I’ve learned to become a better dad, husband and friend. It’s time to plug back in and reconnect with country music fans in Atlanta.”

He added: “I’ve seen the battle plans. I am beyond hungry and I can’t wait to fire the first shot on Monday.”

Caddy, as he was known in the business, was a loyal employee to Kicks (which is now New Country 102.5) for more than a quarter century, but he was let go in 2019 after conflicts with former boss Sean Shannon. He filed a lawsuit against Shannon and Atlanta-based Cumulus for wrongful termination, believing his high salary and sexual orientation made him a target.

Kevin Steele, vice president of programming, noted that he used to work with Caddy at Kicks and believes in his passion for country music.

Caddy has been doing a podcast the past two years with his wife Donna and will continue to do so called “Cadillac Jack: My Second Act.”

The Bear is owned by the Georgia Radio Alliance, which also owns stations in Atlanta (oldies Fox 102.1), Macon, Warner Robins, Columbus and Milledgeville.

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