After Real 92.3’s Leak, Power 106 Officially Announces Nick Cannon As New Morning Host

Power 106 Meruelo Media Nick Cannon Meruelo Media Rhythmic CHR “Power 106” 105.9 KPWR Los Angeles has confirmed that Nick Cannon will host mornings starting Monday, June 17.

“Nick Cannon Mornings” will air from 5-10am filling the opening created by the move of former morning host J Cruz to afternoons at KRRL in April

Cannon previously hosted mornings at CBS Radio’s “92.3 Now” WNOW-FM New York from 2010-2012. At the time his exit was attributed to the medical issues he had been dealing with including kidney failure, pulmonary embolism, and lupus. He also hosted a weekend countdown show for CBS. Cannon is best known as the host of MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, FOX’s The Masked Singer, and previously hosting NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

Meruelo Media is pleased to announce that TV/Radio host, comedian, actor, producer, rapper, writer, philanthropist, children’s book author ,and activist, Nick Cannon, will join Power 106, LA’s #1 hip hop station, as the morning show’s main host and producer. The show, “Nick Cannon Mornings – Power 106 #1 for Hip Hop,” launches this Monday, June 17, and will air daily from 5AM — 10AM.

“Nick is the quintessential entertainer and content creator who will take our media game to the next level,” said Otto Padron, President and COO of Meruelo Media, “His tremendous success across television, film and music is testimony of his unique talent, work ethic and impeccable reputation.” Otto concluded, “Nick is the absolute right talent to start our mornings on Power 106 – this is an incredible match and we’re fortunate to have him on our family!”

Cannon said, “Power 106 is one of the most substantial fixtures in our Hip Hop culture that has proven time and time again that they are #1 and not going anywhere! Los Angeles is used to star players joining star franchises! I’m just honored for the opportunity to make our community and Culture proud. All I can say is it’s Ncredible!”

Power 106 Program Director, E-Man said, “Nick Cannon is that fresh sound we were looking for on Power 106. Nick is an incredible entertainer who embodies Hip Hop, pop culture, comedy, and community all in one! We are very excited to have him on our team.”

Cannon is the Host and Executive Producer of Fox’s #1 hit TV show, “The Masked Singer”, as well as the Creator, Host, and Executive Producer of MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out”, which will begin production on its 15th season later this year. Wild ’N Out has been influential in developing the careers of Kevin Hart, Kat Williams, DC Young Fly, and several other successful comedians. Wild ’N Out’s YouTube channel has amassed almost 5 million subscribers since its official launch approximately 6 months ago. In 2009, Cannon was named chairman of the TeenNick network, making him “the youngest TV chairman in history”. Simultaneously, the entertainment mogul has collaborated with Will Smith, Future, Migos, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, and others on personal music projects. As a music business curator and label head of Ncredible Entertainment, Nick has helped discover and develop award-winning talent such as, H.E.R., Kehlani, Soulja Boy, and Justin Bieber. Under Ncredible Entertainment, Cannon continues to curate a roster of groundbreaking talent that will dominate the airwaves and music landscape through the highly anticipated Summer 2019 releases from the Ncredible Gang, Lil Dope Boy, Suave, Black Squad, and Justina Valentine.

Cannon is represented by Michael Goldman, Del Shaw, and CAA.

Original Report 6/13:Meruelo Media Rhythmic CHR “Power 106” 105.9 KPWR Los Angeles has found its next morning host as rapper/comedian/actor/television host Nick Cannon will join the station.

But as the station promotes an announcement on Friday at 12pm to introduce Cannon, iHeartMedia’s “Real 92.3” KRRL decided to break one of the worst kept secrets in Los Angeles radio this morning. Big Boy, who left KPWR acrimoniously in 2016 to move to KRRL, told his listeners this morning that Cannon will be the new host at KPWR.

Cannon previously hosted mornings at CBS Radio’s “92.3 Now” WNOW-FM New York from 2010-2012. At the time his exit was attributed to the medical issues he had been dealing with including kidney failure, pulmonary embolism, and lupus. He also hosted a weekend countdown show for CBS. Cannon is best known as the host of MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, FOX’s The Masked Singer, and previously hosting NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

Cannon’s arrival was set into place following the move of former morning host J Cruz to afternoons at KRRL in April.

INSTANT INSIGHT: While its nice to see an old-fashioned “radio war”, this is one that has the potential to backfire. Cannon is a big enough name that listeners may decide to sample his new show and exit KRRL for knowing that he’ll be there.

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