Cledus T. Judd and Chad Brock join WQYK-FM.
Infinity Broadcasting's WQYK-FM Tampa, Fla., is set to become the first country station in the U.S. with a morning show made up of two recording artists. Comedian Cledus T. Judd and singer Chad Brock have been tapped as the station's new morning team. They have been signed a multi-year deal, and will start on the air Friday, Aug. 19.
Judd records for Koch Records and previously had a deal with Sony Music Nashville. He has sold 1.8 million albums in his career, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His next album, "Cledus T. Judd Presents: Boogity, Boogity, A Tribute To The Comic Genius of Ray Stevens," is due Oct. 4.
Judd's previous radio experience includes a lengthy stint as a fill-in host for country WSM-FM Nashville. He has also done on-camera work for CMT and the USA Networks series "Nashville Star."
Brock most recently recorded for Broken Bow Records and previously made music for Warner Bros. where he scored the hits "Ordinary Life" and "Yes!" The latter spent three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in 2000. He has sold 380,000 albums in his career, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Best know for his parody songs, Judd parodied Brock's two biggest hits. "Ordinary Life" became "Coronary Life" and "Yes!" became "Half," a twist on divorce. Brock appeared in the "Coronary Life" video.
Both artists plan to continue their recording careers.
Until being hired at WQYK, Brock was half of the morning show at Asterisk Communications' WTRS Ocala, Fla., where he had worked since March.