'Joe Elvis' Exits WNRQ After Two-Plus Decades
August 2, 2013 at 8:07 AM (PT)
CCM+E Classic Rock WNRQ (1059 THE ROCK)/NASHVILLE's longtime afternooner JOE "ELVIS" KING has exited in what's being described as "a reduction in workforce."
"NASHVILLE has always rocked and that was always fun for me being in a country town playing great rock-and-roll, so that was kind of the fun edge of my job for me," he told NASHVILLE's NEWS 2-TV. "I never thought I would work in radio a day in my life and that's when it usually lasts forever -- when you're not looking for it -- and I got into radio from being a drummer and representing bands from the MID-SOUTH and that was 23 years ago."
"At this point in my life I'm looking for new challenges," he continued. "If a mountain was smooth, nobody would be able to climb it so I have a lot of opportunities, looking forward to the next stage. I'm very appreciative to CLEAR CHANNEL. I've raised my boys working there and I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has listened for those past 23 years. I've loved every second of being with you for the ride home."