“We are excited to have America’s true Independent Voice on in Macon,” iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Market Manager Thomas Bacote said. Redding’s three-hour independent news radio program begins airing every Sunday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. this weekend, Bacote said. Redding’s talk radio show has not been heard in Georgia since he left WAOK-AM in Atlanta in 2003. The Atlanta native has not done radio in Macon since his days doing nights at WIBB-AM’s sister station WIBB-FM in the late 90s and later at WFXM-FM.
“WIBB is a historic station in a historic city,” Redding said. “James Brown recorded ‘Try Me’ and ‘Bewildered’ at WIBB’s studios, my family has a name in the city because of Otis Redding, and who can leave out the importance of Macon being the home of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.”