Congratulations to Melissa Carter, one of the first openly gay radio personalities in Atlanta and a member of GLAAD's Atlanta Leadership Council, on her return to morning radio yesterday! She debuted yesterday morning on B98.5 alongside Jeff Elliott! Carter had previously been providing the newscast on 106.7, but her new role will allow her to editorially discuss the issues she has opinions on in depth.
"I think Melissa will be exceptional" said Jimmy Baron, a former colleague. "She's one of the most articulate air personalities in Atlanta. I'm glad she'll have a forum where she can really be herself."
About the new position, Carter stated via email, "To be on my own show, on such a respected station, I just couldn't pass that up. I look forward to once again sharing what's going on with me and in the world with listeners. But don't think I won't be cursing that alarm clock again."
This will be the first collaboration between Jeff Elliott and Melissa Carter, but program director Chris Eagan believes they have excellent chemistry.
"We were looking for something that matches the evolution of B98.5," Eagan said. "As we've freshened the music and delivery and presentation of the station, we wanted to put on a show that mirrored that."
Melissa Carter was one of the first openly gay radio personalities in Atlanta. She was previously a radio staple on the Bert Show.