John Anthony

John Anthony, the longtime PD and afternoon host at New South Media soft AC “Mix 98.7” WJKK Jackson, MS, will retire following his final show on Friday, Jan. 20. Anthony has been in the radio industry for 43 years, beginning his career in Columbus, MS in 1980.

“Radio has been my life. I woke up recently and 43 incredibly fun years had flown by,” Anthony said in a release. “My utmost gratitude to [New South Media owner] Clay Holladay for bringing me here and allowing me to become a part of the Jackson metro community. This is where, four years ago, I met and married my wife. I have served on numerous boards. Served as President of the Madison City Chamber. I will continue to call this area our home. It’s been an honor to work with so many talented individuals and to have met so many great listeners.”