CJ Morgan, Beloved New Orleans Radio Host is Passed Away.
The people of New Orleans are mourning the death of CJ Morgan, one of the most popular radio morning show hosts in the history of the City.
A native of Clarksdale, Mississippi, he was born Clifton J. Monix and started his passionate radio work from the age of 16.
Morgan had suffered multiple strokes over the years and a heart attack, which placed him in hospice care, according to WGNO
He ran a successful and what may be considered the number one rated radio morning show in New Orleans , alongside his co-host Monica Pierre.
He died today after a lengthy illness, he is survived by his wife, children and grand children.
Friends and Fans of CJ Morgan took to social to pay tribute to the late icon.
I woke up this morning to heartbreaking news.
Clifton “CJ Superstar Morgan” Monix, the radio legend that taught me everything about morning radio, has passed away after a long illness. I grew up listening to him in Memphis, TN. He was my radio hero! The fact that he took me under his wings as his morning show co-host at K97 FM was a dream come true. I was in awe of this man, who helped me make a name for myself in radio. Working with CJ ‘Superstar’ Morgan was my very first full-time radio job. Those were some of my best times in radio. I will always hold those radio memories close to my heart. “Good Morgan, Good Morgan, Good Morgan!” Please keep his wife Linda, children and family in your prayers. R.I.P. C.j. Morgan.
C.j. Morgan was the thread that stitched all of New Orleans together every morning on Q93FM before and after Hurricane Katrina. Calling him my mentor would be an understatement. He truly believed in me. Always professional, prompt and profound his voice was a local fixture. When I started Lipserviceink Literacy Magazine I knew who I had to sit down with FIRST. I was so nervous to turn the spotlight on him but it was a milestone in my career I will never forget. Rest In Peace #CJMorgan, blessings to your lovely wife, Linda, your children and grandchildren. May you forever be remembered as the man who’s voice woke up the Crescent City !
Saddened to hear about the passing of #Nola radio legend, C.J. “Superstar” Morgan.
The long time morning talent, best known in New Orleans for successful AM drive stints on Q93 (WQUE), died on August 14, 2019, according to reports.#CJMorgan #Q93 #Radio #NewOrleans pic.twitter.com/gfAvL8RSO8
— Talk Dat NOLA™ (@TalkDatNOLA) August 15, 2019