Mar 24, 2009

Can you believe that Tom Joyner is no longer going to be heard on the radio in Chicago? Wow!!! Chicago is the birth place of the Tom Joyner Show. As of today, the Tom Joyner Show is being replaced by the Steve Harvey Show on V103 it's home for thirteen years. I currently reside in Pittsburgh and I can recall the same thing happened. I turned on the radio to listen to Tom Joyner and the only thing I heard was Steve Harvey. Now this wouldn't be a problem if Pittsburgh had more than one radio station. Nothing against Steve Harvey, but every now and again you want to listen to a "party with a purpose." You get some very insightful stuff from the Tom Joyner Morning Show and that's one of the things I miss about home because we had so many radio stations to choose from.

Here is a email I received from Mr. Joyner about the situation:

We always say that when we come back from vacation something big has either happened or is about to happen. Well, this one topped them all. After 16 years, the Tom Joyner Morning Show won’t be broadcast on a local Chicago radio station, at this time. For Sybil and me, our relationship with the Chicago radio listeners goes back more than 20 years and believe me it has not ended by any stretch of the imagination.

Friends and family in the Chicago market will continue to listen to the Party with a Purpose on www.BlackAmericaWeb.com. So this isn’t the end, it’s just a change, so please pass his e-mail along to them.

Even though we’re heard in more than 100 markets around the country, Chicago is home, it’s the Mother Ship, the Flagship, all those words that mean it is the place that launched the TJMS. It’s where we came from and where we always could go back to. And we’re still there, just in a different way—for now!

We’ve had great times in Chicago and we’ll be there soon to officially thank the thousands and thousands of you who made us what we are, and will be here with us as we take this to another level. We got where we are by knowing who you are, what you want and by Super Serving our audience, just like my mentor John H. Johnson taught me to do. This world is changing but the doing the right thing never does, and we will continue to do what we’ve always done for the African American Community.

Tom

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