Atlanta Country Radio Legend Moby Signs Off
December 30, 2016 at 12:11 PM (PT)
ATLANTA radio legend and novelty music stalwart MOBY (JAMES CARNEY) signed off his final broadcast today at his studio in nearby ROSWELL, GA, as reported by the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION.
He went off playing some of his parody songs from the past, including one of GEORGE STRAIT's “I Hate Everything” dubbed “I Ate Everything.”
The tears started flowing in the final moments as he thanked his fans (“I’m grateful for all of you”) and gave his trademark, “Yeah baby!” one more time.
The CROSSVILLE, TN, native is known in the ATLANTA area for his days at KICKS 101.5 14 years until getting fired for "being too rural," and an ill-fated stint at Z93. But for the past 12 years, MOBY has been doing his own nationally syndicated show, "MOBY In The Morning," including country affiliates in smaller markets such as WRBE/LUCEDALE, MS, WBRB (THE BEAR)/ BUCKHANNON, WV. and WNGC.ATHENS, GA, which had been carrying it until 2015.
Over the years, he was sidelined by a lion bite and a snake bite that landed him in the hospital.
MOBY's larger-than-life persona is now a thing at the past at most stations, as noted by ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION radio editor RODNEY HO. "Like HOWARD STERN, he wanted people to react strongly to him, be it devotion or hatred."