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Kaedy's Classics

Kaedy's Classics

Kaedy Kiely's archived interviews from her years in Atlanta rock radio. Kaedy's Classics include chats with Rock legends like Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Robert Plant, The Who’s Pete Townshend, and so many more.

Carlos Santana talks about his career, family, and touring at age 77 (2024)

I spoke with Carlos Santana about the documentary of his life, “Carlos” (which came out late last year), his career, family, band, and about him going back out on tour at age 77. Santana plays Gas South Arena June 18th with Counting Crows.

Ann Wilson of Heart opens up about music, family and more (2012)

I’ve interviewed Ann and Nancy Wilson several times – they are both thoughtful and soft-spoken. Ann, in particular, is a very shy interview. I find the hardest thing about doing phone interviews is that you can’t see who you’re talking to and you don’t want to talk over them until they’ve finished their thought. You need to keep it moving in radio, so it was hard to learn to let the silences (pauses) breathe in live interviews! You’ll probably notice it in this interview from September 19, 2012, just as Ann and Nancy’s autobiography “Kicking and Dreaming” was released.

Bob Seger talks to Kaedy Kiely about his greatest hits, touring, family and more (1994)

I LOVED having Bob Seger visit me at 96 Rock on October 13, 1994 to promote his new Greatest Hits album – he has an amazing energy in person – he’s truly a warm, generous person. My favorite line of his comes when I ask what he thinks of Kenny Rogers/Sheena Easton’s version of one of my favorite songs of Bob’s , “We’ve Got Tonight” – unexpected and classic!! Listen for special appearances from former Atlanta Falcon Mike Kenn and dear friend and beloved Atlanta sportscaster/newscaster/TV and Radio personality/writer/”Renaissance Man” Jeff Hullinger, who did an afternoon sportscast with me daily on 96 Rock!

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Meet Kaedy!

Born near Boston, Massachusetts, Kaedy Kiely has called Atlanta home since the age of 10, graduated from Emory University with a degree in English, then embarked on her career in Radio broadcasting.  For over twenty years, she was top-ranked in Atlanta’s Afternoon Drive at 96 Rock (WKLS) and Z93 (WZGC). She took over 97.1 The River’s Morning Drive helm in 2008, and in 2013 she celebrated her 30th year in Atlanta radio by getting inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame. Back in her favorite spot on Afternoon Drive since 2018, Kaedy celebrates 40 YEARS IN ATLANTA RADIO this year!

Kaedy has had the pleasure of interviewing  Rock legends like Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Robert Plant, The Who’s Pete Townshend, and so many more. She created her RockRiddles to entertain her listeners and honor her favorite artists. Her love of music, and especially Rock and Roll, comes from being the only girl with 4 brothers who are musicians and who love to rock! 

An animal lover, Kaedy devotes much of her free time as a board member of Furkids Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, the largest No-Kill shelter in the southeastern United States. As a breast cancer survivor, she also serves on the board of The Eric R. Beverly Family Foundation, dedicated to providing low-income breast cancer patients much-needed everyday living support while they are undergoing treatment at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. 

Kaedy enjoys traveling, playing guitar, reading, playing poker, and game nights with friends.

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