Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Atlanta Radio: Cadillac Jack Returns To WKHX

Long-time WKHX Kicks 101.5 FM morning host Cadillac Jack returned MOnday morning on air with a big party at Carl Black Buick GMC in Kennesaw after recuperating from a heart attack. And his boss Sean Shannon announced he is getting a new contract that guarantees he’ll be around four more years, according to ajc.com.

Caddy has been with Kicks since he was 19 years old, a true lifer in a business where that is exceedingly rare. He was the afternoon host for many years before moving to mornings 12 years ago with Dallas McCade. At age 43 last month, he had a heart attack and a medical team placed three stents in his heart. He said the first question he asked was when he could go back to work. His cardiologist recommended he rest a month.

“Everything is fine,” Caddy said. “Between [his wife] Donna and my cardiologist and Dallas, I had 24-hour nursing care.”

Brantley Gilbert (who did a turkey call), Trace Adkins, Big & Rich and Cole Swindell were among the country stars that called in. Braves manager Brian Snitker checked in from spring training to send his well wishes. Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney and Gov. Nathan Deal pre-taped well wishes. Georgia boy Mark Wills showed up to talk to the radio host in person. Whiskey Gentry provided music during commercial breaks. (Credit program director Scott Lindy for putting all this together.)

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