LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - The Los Angeles hip hop radio station, Power 106, announced this past week that Nick Cannon would be their new morning drive time host and producer.
The show, titled Nick Cannon Mornings, started on Monday and will air from 6 to 10 a.m. daily.
"I'm trying to be the most powerful man in media, so television, radio, digital, film, music... this is really one of my first loves. I was an intern when I was like 15 years old at a radio station. I've been coming to this station since I was a kid, so I feel like I'm home," Cannon said to Good Day LA's Sandra Endo in an interview Tuesday.
When asked specifically why he came to Power 106, he said, "It's family, honestly. I mean it's a fixture in the hip hop culture. I don't think there's another brand in hip hop radio that means more than Power 106. So for them to embrace me and to be around people that I love, that's what it's all about."
Cannon previously hosted a show on CBS Radio's 92.3 Now WNOW-FM in New York from 2010 to 2012. He also currently hosts the MTV show "Wild 'N Out" as well as "The Masked Singer" on FOX. In addition, Cannon recently signed a development deal with FOX and a potential like-night talk show could be in the works.
Cannon's new show on Power 106 replaced The Cruz Show after show host J Cruz left Power 106 for Real 92.3 in April.