Macon radio talk show host Chris Krok is leaving Macon.
Krok announced after 8 a.m. today that Tuesday will be his last day at WMAC-AM 940 as he has accepted a job in Dallas, Texas, at 570 KLIF where he has been filling in off and on at another Cumulus Station in the fifth radio market in the country.
"God is in control of everything," Krok said before announcing his promotion. "It is God's mighty hand that can take a person and humble them. ... And it's God's mighty hand that can take someone and put them in a higher profile position."
Krok said his career took him from Jefferson City, Mo., to Madison, Wis., to Minneapolis and Atlanta and then Macon, where he said he felt God was teaching him a lesson after being out of work eight months.
He was hired here in Macon after sparring with Macon City Councilwoman Elaine Lucas while he was filling in for a week on WMAC after leaving WSB-Radio in Atlanta. Lucas filed a police report accusing Krok of harassment last year and Krok filed an ethics complaint against her earlier this year. Judge Bobby Faulkner ruled Lucas did violate the city’s code of ethics when she directed a city employee to send an e-mail about a fundraiser for gubernatorial candidate Roy Barnes.
During his tenure of 19 months and 385 shows, Krok has organized protests over taxes at Macon City Hall and has been outspoken in his opposition to Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen and the policies and practices of Macon Mayor Robert Reichert, Bibb County Sheriff Jerry Modena and others.
Just this week Krok expressed outrage over the inclusion of drag queen Adam Braswell in Thursday's Cherry Blossom Fashion Show, but "Deonna Sage" was allowed to perform and no one protested at the event.
Bibb County Commissioner Joe Allen, who has traded verbal jabs with Krok, was one of the first to call the program to say he will miss the host. The two have reconciled some of their differences and say they feel a common bond as Christians.
Krok chastised his naysayers who ridiculed him for having to move to Macon after working in Atlanta by saying he will now be working in a city that is larger than Atlanta.
"This is an amazing opportunity for me and I love it," Krok said.