By RODNEY HO/ firstname.lastname@example.org, originally filed Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Atlanta magazine’s 55 most powerful Atlantans features two radio hosts: Erick Erickson of 95.5 FM and AM 750 WSB at No. 27 and V-103 morning host Ryan Cameron at No. 45.
Erickson, who airs weekdays from 5 to 7 p.m., is on one of the multiple magazine covers Atlanta magazine is using on newsstands. Other covers feature Spanx founder Sarah Blakely and Mayor Kasim Reed. Inside, Erickson was given a full Q&A treatment titled “The Uncompromising Conservatism of Erick Erickson.” You can read it here.
“Very surreal,” Erickson said. “I didn’t know they wanted me on the cover or I would have shaved. It’s kind of awkward walking into Publix now.”
Cameron is the No. 1 host of the No. 1 radio station in town V-103. That in and of itself represents power. But more importantly, the Atlanta native has been a fixture in town for more than 20 years, on both V-103 and Hot. He has the power to get many of the folks on the top 50 like Reed on the phone and influence 600,000 plus locals who check in any given week.
In a quick text, Cameron himself was modest when asked about it: “I was surprised there are some real power brokers on there but I’m glad they consider me worthy of being on the list.”
Disclaimer: WSB and the AJC are both part of the same Cox Media Group.
Kevin Avery of 104.7/The Fish, part of the longest-running commercial music morning show in town, has always been a fitness buff. And he is also a charitable guy.
So he is combining his love of cycling with his love of giving back by cycling 100 miles at the Atlanta Motor Speedway to raise at least $20,000 for international relief and development organization Food For The Poor’s “Food for a Year & Water for Life” campaign.
The money will go to feed destitute families in Guatemala and Haiti.
The ride is set for October 21.
Click www.FoodForThePoor.org/haiti100 to learn more about the upcoming radio campaign and contribute to the cause.
Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta featured several TV and radio references.
The critics chose Violet Chachki, winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” as best reality TV representation in Atlanta and Adult Swim as best TV production house playing by its own rules. Among readers, the best TV series made in Atlanta? “The Walking Dead” of course.
Among critics, WABE-FM was marked for “Best Radio Resurgence.”
Fox 5’s Mike Daly was picked as best cameraman, a rare nod to someone behind the scenes.
And here are the readers’ picks:
Best country station: 94.9/The Bull
Best internet radio: 88.5/WRAS-FM
Best local podcast: Switchyards: The podcast
Best local sports talk show: Dukes & Bell, 92.9/The Game
Best local TV anchor: Jovita Moore, Channel 2 Action News
Best local weatherperson: Chesley McNeil, 11 Alive
Best morning radio show: The Bert Show, Q100
Best radio personality: Bert Weiss
Best non-commercial radio station, best talk radio station and best radio station: 90.1/WABE-FM
Best person you hate to love: NeNe Leakes
Best rock station: Radio 105.7
Best urban radio station: V-103
The top 10 most played songs this past week on Atlanta radio:
- “The Hills” The Weeknd
- “Photograph” Ed Sheeran
- “Wildest Dreams” Taylor Swift
- “Can’t Feel My Face” The Weeknd
- “Lean On” Major Lazer
- “Hotline Bling” Drake
- “Locked Away” Our City
- “Renegades” X Ambassadors
- “Shut Up and Dance’ Walk the Moon
- “679” Fetty Wap
CREDIT: Mediabase 24/7