ATLANTA - The Las Vegas mass shooting really hit home for country music fans in metro Atlanta. Local radio stations changed their formats Monday to focus on the tragedy.
Channel 2's Wendy Corona visited country music station KICKS 101.5 where they said it was time to talk.
The Cadillac Jack and Ali Mac morning show was at its regularly scheduled time and that was the only thing regular about this morning.
“Hey Cadillac, this is Judy. I just wanted to No. 1 thank you for dedicating this morning’s show to this,” one listener called in to say.
She said it was a great trip that ended in chaos.
Channel 2's Justin Wilfon is in Las Vegas gathering information for the latest on this developing story for Channel 2 Action News.
Listeners called in to talk about the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Concert at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
The death toll is nearing 60 and more than 515 injured. Listeners talked about all the hate, but the show wouldn’t go there.
“And Ali Mac has been super good about saying, you know what, today is not the day. A lot of those topics are trending on Twitter right now, but let’s think about the families of those that lost their lives,” host Cadillac Jack told listeners.
Everyone Monday morning was trying to understand together why this kind of senseless act could happen at such a venue.
“We were at the sold-out Thomas Rhett concert at Verizon Amphitheater and not once did I think to myself, something like this could happen. And it can, it can happen. But don’t stop going to concerts because then they win, you know?” Jack told Corona.
Corona learned that because of the mass shooting, security for the upcoming Crock Fest at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre this Saturday has gotten beefed up to include among other things, plainclothes officers.
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