Posted by Waterboy on March 29, 2010 at 17:05:49:
Radio talk show host Chris Krok is leaving Macon radio station WMAC.
He announced Friday morning that he was leaving for a new job in Dallas. His last day on the job will be Tuesday.
Krok spent less than two years in Macon, but built a reputation for criticizing public officials and leading protests with a bullhorn.
He feuded with Macon City Council member Elaine Lucas from his first week on the job and filed a complaint against her for asking a council employee to send out a political announcement via council email. He led anti-tax protests at Macon City Hall and protested outside a church when the Rev. Jeremiah Wright preached there.
After Warner Robins' mayor Donald Walker committed suicide, Krok said he was going to hell. He also criticized his successor, Chuck Shaheen, regularly.
Krok also criticized Bibb County sheriff Modena for getting involved in a friend's drunken-driving case, then confronted Modena at a news conference on the topic.
This week, Krok attacked Bleckley County school officials for allowing a same-sex couple to attend prom and also criticized Macon's Cherry Blossom Festival for including a drag queen in their annual fashion show.
Lucas this morning said Krok has set back race relations in the city of Macon and said his departure will mean that some healing can begin.
Krok says he's enjoyed his time in Macon and says he hopes his listeners will stay involved in politics and hold public officials accountable.
Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on this story today.
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