Radio briefs: New Country’s JJ Kincaid has COVID; Q99.7′s Rachel Ryan, Adam Bomb out; new radio hall of fame museum

Credit: Twitter public photo

Credit: Twitter public photo

JJ Kincaid, the morning co-host on New Country 101.5, said he’s recuperating from COVID-19.

In a text, he said he isn’t sure how he contracted the virus but said he is glad that so far, his symptoms are mild.

He said he has multiple sclerosis and is immunosuppressed due to a drug he takes to treat it. “I’ve been super careful,” he said. “I haven’t left the house much.”

Kincaid, who joined the station in 2019 replacing Cadillac Jack, has been able to do his morning show remotely since the pandemic began. He co-hosts with Atlanta radio veteran Dallas McCade.

He said he still can’t smell or taste anything.

On Facebook, he relayed a bit of conversation he had with his wife:

Erin: what do you want for dinner?

Me: I can’t taste anything so...

Erin: Olive Garden delivered?

Me: Fair enough.

“I feel bad for my kids,” Kincaid added. “It’s like they’re missing out on so much.”




Q99.7, the top 40 station, has taken two disc jockeys off its schedule: midday host Rachel Ryan and veteran afternoon host Adam Bomb.

Both are no longer on the station’s website.

Ryan has worked at the station since 2016. Bomb (whose real name is Adam Baum) has been there since 2006. Bomb also does a syndicated night show for Westwood One.

The station’s boss Brian Phillips did not respond for a comment. Atlanta-based Cumulus Media owns Q99.7.


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Credit: LOGOS

Two radio halls of fame are working together to open a physical museum in downtown Atlanta.

The Georgia Radio Hall of Fame (GROF) and the Atlanta chapter of the National Black Radio Hall of Fame (NBRHOF) are working to develop a museum at the site where WERD, the nation’s first Black-owned radio station, was located starting in 1949.

GROF, which has accumulated a large inventory of antique radios and radio station memorabilia, had a museum in LaGrange, but it shut down during the pandemic. John Long, co-founder of the group, said he will donate some of that inventory to the Black Radio Hall of Fame group.

“This is quite an honor to receive such memorable artifacts that encompass the selected variety of pieces of Georgia radio and its history,” said Atlanta NBRHOF Chapter President Marsha Washington George. “Moving progressively with this wonderful collaboration develops a magnificent storied history that should be shared with the Georgia community at large. We welcome GRHOF and are very, very appreciative of their donation to our facility.”

Long previously donated items to the Georgia State Library, which opened an exhibit in 2013.