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John Anthony Is Set to Retire

Mississippi air personality and PD plans end to a 43-year career

John Anthony standing in front of the Mix 98.7 logoJohn Anthony will retire Friday after 43 years in radio and two decades with New South Radio station WJKK(FM) in Jackson, Miss.

Anthony is PD and afternoon host at Mix 98.7, which announced that he “will hang up his headphones following his afternoon show on Jan. 20.”

The company quoted owner Clay Holladay: “The audience has shown him the same high level of love and respect that we have had for him during his time with us. He will be greatly missed.”

Anthony noted that the Jackson metro community is where he met his wife, served on numerous boards and was president of the Madison City Chamber. “I will continue to call this area our home. It’s been an honor to work with so many talented individuals and to have met so many great listeners.”

He began his career in Columbus, Miss., in 1980. He also has been an operations manager, program director and air talent in Columbus, Miss.; Fayette, Ala.; Charleston, S.C.; and Meridian, Miss.