Nick Cannon is adding another hosting job to his resume.
The entertainment renaissance man will join KPWR-FM (“Power 106”), Los Angeles’ top hip-hop radio station, as the morning show’s main host and producer. “Nick Cannon Mornings” will launch this Monday, June 17, and air from 5 to 10 a.m.
“Power 106 is one of the most substantial fixtures in our hip-hop culture that has proven time and time again that they are No. 1 and not going anywhere,” Cannon said in a statement. “Los Angeles is used to star players joining star franchises. I’m just honored for the opportunity to make our community and culture proud.”
Cannon’s morning program replaces J Cruz’s “The Cruz Show,” which was lured away by iHeartRadio in April to become the afternoon-drive show on crosstown rival KRRL (“Real 92.3”). “The Cruz Show” also happened to be Power 106’s replacement when KRRL and iHeartRadio stole away longtime morning radio host Big Boy in 2015.
Currently, the comedian-actor hosts Fox’s hit reality singing competition “The Masked Singer” and “Wild ‘N Out” on MTV, which begins production on its 15th season later this year. Previously, he was best known for emceeing “America’s Got Talent” for seven years. He also dipped his toe in radio hosting from 2010-2012 with a morning show on New York’s WNOW (“92.3 Now FM”).
“Nick Cannon is that fresh sound we were looking for on Power 106,” said KPWR program director E-Man. “Nick is an incredible entertainer who embodies hip-hop, pop culture, comedy and community all in one.”