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Coz Carson leaves talk radio, returns to music radio

Coz Carson

By Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.


Jan. 12, 2009, 5 p.m. - Radio talk show host Coz Carson has left to return to music radio. 

"I am looking forward to putting down the political activist moniker for a while and concentrating on entertainment and music," Carson told Redding News Review in a news release. 

Carson, who had once been ranked one of the top talk show hosts in America by Talkers magazine, says that he has accepted a midday music host position with Ackley Media Group in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He says he is looking forward to discussing "life issues" on WWKS-FM in St. Thomas.

"The Virgin Islands has been on my list of destinations which I would like to ply my craft," he said. "Now I am living my dream, I hope to do a lot of fishing and amerce myself into the Caribbean culture. Yea Mon!"

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Before going into the political talk arena, Carson enjoyed a career as a music personality. 

He has worked at a number of popular music stations in the mainland United States - including KMJQ-FM in Houston, WAMO-FM in Pittsburgh, and WBMX-FM in Chicago.

Carson's talk radio show recently made headlines when he said that he would not endorse McKinney's candidacy for president. He said that he did not think his former boss - who had embarrassed both him and herself in a hot microphone situation - could win.

Carson - who joined the after several talk radio host and programming stints in New York City, Chicago, Miami and Atlanta - is the second talk host to part ways with the upstart network in the last few months.

Shelley Wynter was fired at the end of October, after having an on air dispute with network founder and president Lee Michaels.

Michaels said, "...we wish Coz well in his future endeavors."

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