Nashville Radio Star Coyote McCloud Dies
April 7, 2011 at 4:01 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime NASHVILLE radio star COYOTE MCCLOUD, who died of cirrhosis of the liver WEDNESDAY at his houseboat on PERCY PRIEST LAKE in NASHVILLE at 68, according to THE TENNESSEAN.
After stints at WGOW-A/CHATTANOOGA, WHHY/MONTGOMERY, and WQXI-A/ATLANTA, MCCLOUD became one of NASHVILLE's most well-known radio celebrities for 30 years, hosting evenings at WMAK-A and working at WWKX (KIX 104), then, in his highest-profile position, leading the "Zoo Crew" at WYHY (Y107). He was the first voice on COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION (now CMT) in 1983 and later hosted at WMAK-F, and WRQQ, the latter with CATHY MARTINDALE, until NOVEMBER 2006.
ALL ACCESS contributor and NASHVILLE TV personality JIMMY CARTER has put together a video tribute of some of COYOTE's legendary work -- check it out here.