The Gen Z producer of the MJ Morning Show is on the move.
After a year and a half spent with MJ and the gang and a few years before that with Q105 and other radio stations within the Beasley Media Group Tampa cluster, Coop is bidding everyone farewell for a new job. His last day on the MJ Morning Show will be Friday, May 13, 2022 (ironically Friday the 13th).
Coop is leaving radio for good…at least for now. He said he is no longer passionate about working in the industry. He claims there is no bad blood between he and the MJ Morning Show crew. He also made it clear that getting up at the crack of dawn to help put on a radio morning show has gotten old and that he’d be happier with more standard business hours.
His new gig will be at a local tech company that provides software solutions to business clients. The title of his new role is “sales development representative,” and he will likely be doing cold-calling for appointment setting to schedule meetings for sales reps to make onsite visits to prospective clients.
It was also brought up that Fester might have influenced Coop to look around for new opportunities. Fester defended this claim by saying that he would help anyone around him try to advance in their career. Ultimately, Fester believes Coop is not making the best possible decision because of this specific job he is taking. He thinks Coop should stick around and wait for a better opportunity to present itself.
At the end of the segment during which this news was revealed, Froggy made a brief mention of Hurricane “Hitman” Stevens, a former longtime member of the MJ Morning Show during its first run from 1994 to 2012, as being a potential replacement for Coop. MJ has only said that he and the team have reached out to some potential replacements they know from prior work history with them. As of now, a guy named Casey who is a part-timer with Beasley Media Group will be filling in until either he is hired permanently or someone else fills the role. Ironically, Casey is 24, the same age as Coop.
For what is probably the first time ever, MJ is having the crew over for a going-away party for Coop. Throughout the history of the MJ Morning Show and former MJ & BJ Morning Show, there has never been such a formal sendoff for anyone who has left for what they hope to be greener pastures. So, MJ certainly respects Coop’s work and everything he has done as a young producer for the popular morning show.