In a recent interview with Variety, Cannon calls the job a “dream come true.”
“One of my first jobs was interning at a radio station in Southern California (San Diego),” he said. “I’ve been coming to Power since 15, so to be here and now have my own morning show host is crazy. … I can’t wait to get out, connect with the people, do some events, really be in the city in a real way.”
Cannon, who says his “Rolodex is what it is,” plans on bringing a laundry list of high profile guests on the show. He also says he doesn’t feel like he’s competing with Big Boy, who was the morning host until 2015.
The current host of Wild ‘N Out also says he isn’t concerned about juggling all of his various endeavors. In fact, he’s used to it.
“I’m not new to multitasking,” he explained. “Nothing else is going to lose focus or lose the drive I have for it. You’ll see a lot of stuff shifting, but this will add to everything I’ve done. It’s a great partnership to things like Wild ‘N Out and The Masked Singer — it all has to do with music and entertainment. It slides right in.”
“Nick Cannon Mornings – Power 106 #1 for Hip Hop” will air daily from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. PST.