Longtime radio host let go from The Rock - WKRN News 2

Longtime radio host let go from The Rock


One of Nashville's most popular disk jockeys has been let go as 105.9 The Rock makes a reduction in their workforce.

Joe King, more commonly known as "Joe Elvis" on-air worked at the popular radio station for the last two decades.

"Nashville has always rocked and that was always fun for me being in a country town playing great rock-and-roll, so that was kind of the fun edge of my job for me," he told Nashville's News 2.

During his long run at the rock-and-roll station, King said he had the opportunity to meet some of the biggest stars in the music business.

"I never thought I would work in radio a day in my life and that's when it usually last forever when you're not looking for it and I got into radio from being a drummer and representing bands from the Mid-South and that was 23 years ago," he said.

King added that he has always enjoyed his time on-air and will miss his devoted fans.

"At this point in my life I'm looking for new challenges.  If a mountain was smooth, nobody would be able to climb it so I have a lot of opportunities, looking forward to the next stage," he said, adding, "I'm very appreciative to ClearChannel.  I've raised my boys working there and I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has listened for those past 23 years.  I've loved every second of being with you for the ride home."

King is a Hendersonville High School and Western Kentucky University graduate.

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