Nick Cannon is returning to KPWR, Power 106 in Los Angeles, after several months of “reflection” amid anger over anti-Semitic comments he made on his podcast.
In a statement Friday, Cannon announced his return to the popular “Nick Cannon Mornings” radio show, which airs in Southern California from 6am-10am PST.
“Los Angeles, I am back and ready to lift you up in the mornings and bring joy at the crack of dawn with original comedy and candid conversation,” Cannon said. “Tough times don’t last, but tough people do — and I am grateful for my supporters, friends and loved ones who have guided me through this journey these past few months. We grow through challenges and lessons together, but emerge better on the other side.”
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Nick Cannon is officially BACK to take over your mornings on the ALL NEW Power Mornings with Nick Cannon! ???
Starting Thursday 2/25 wake up laughing EVERY WEEKDAY from 6a-10a with @NickCannon @Immelissarios @TeddyMora_ @DjCarisma
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— Power 106 (@Power106LA) February 19, 2021
The actor and entrepreneur has hosted “Nick Cannon Mornings” since he joined the radio station in June 2019. The show went into national syndication six months later via Skyview Networks, which distributes it as an afternoon program across the nation.
Skyview Networks along with Meruelo Media said Friday they just inked multi-year contract renewals with Cannon.
“Nick Cannon is the consummate entertainer and more demanding on himself than on anyone else! His newly revamped and creatively turbo-charged local morning show will bring much needed comedic entertainment to LA mornings like only Nick can. Reunited with Teddy, Melissa and DJ Carisma, Nick will deliver a uniquely Los Angeles centric morning show fitting of our iconic Power 106 flagship!” said Otto Padron, president and CEO of Meruelo Media.
Added Skyview Networks President and COO Steve Jones, “Nick Cannon is a unique influencer who has driven radio ratings success through his hard work and complete audience focus … Nick is familiar to every 18-49-year-old listener and advertiser in America through his platforms on social media, TV, movies and music.”
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Cannon has been off the air since July 2020, after controversy erupted over anti-Semitic comments he made on the “Cannon’s Class” podcast. During the June 30 episode, he said Black people are the “true Hebrews,” and those who have “the lack of pigment” are “a little less” than people who do.
A short time later, there was backlash and Cannon announced he was stepping away from the radio show.
“Morning radio family. I have decided to take some time away from my radio show so I can commit myself to deeper, more thorough reflection and education,” he shared in a July 16 tweet.
ViacomCBS also yanked Cannon off Wild ‘N Out and his upcoming daytime talk show was temporarily shelved.
But after he apologized, met with Jewish leaders, and a few months passed, Cannon is back in business with ViacomCBS and his other projects are back on track.