Nick Cannon returns to radio as the new morning show host at Meruelo Media rhythmic CHR “Power 106” KPWR Los Angeles. The multi-media star will be the face and voice of “Power 106” mornings beginning Monday, June 17.
“Nick is the quintessential entertainer and content creator who will take our media game to the next level,” Otto Padron, President and COO of Meruelo Media said in a release. “His tremendous success across television, film and music is testimony of his unique talent, work ethic and impeccable reputation. Nick is the absolute right talent to start our mornings on Power 106 – this is an incredible match and we’re fortunate to have him on our family.”
Cannon’s arrival was scheduled to be announced officially on Friday, June 13 at 11am local time, however Big Boy, morning man at iHeartMedia urban contemporary rival “Real 92.3” KRRL broke the news a day earlier on his program, Hollywood Unlocked reports. Big Boy previously hosted mornings at “Power 106,” jumping to “Real 92.3” in March 2015, resulting in a court battle where the host ultimately prevailed over KPWR’s former owner Emmis.
Cannon, whose lengthy resume includes TV, music, comedy and writing previously hosted mornings at the former “92.3 Now” WXRK New York from 2010-2012.
“Power 106 is one of the most substantial fixtures in our Hip Hop culture that has proven time and time again that they are #1 and not going anywhere,” Cannon added. “Los Angeles is used to star players joining star franchises. I’m just honored for the opportunity to make our community and culture proud. All I can say is it’s Ncredible.”
Cannon is scheduled to join “Power 106” midday host Bryhana Friday (June 13) as the official announcement is made. A press conference and meet and greet is set to take place after Cannon’s first show, Monday at 10:30am at the “Power 106” studios.
“Nick Cannon is that fresh sound we were looking for on Power 106,” Program Director E-Man remarked. “Nick is an incredible entertainer who embodies Hip Hop, pop culture, comedy, and community all in one. We are very excited to have him on our team.”
“Power 106” has been without a morning star since the departure of J Cruz in April. Like Big Boy, Cruz decamped to “Real 92.3,” where he hosts afternoons.