Dallas Texas Listeners Are Upset Radio One Switched Their Format No Tom Joyner Morning Show
|Dallas Texas Listeners Are Upset Radio One|
Switched Their Format No Tom Joyner Morning Show
Tom Joyner’s 13-year run with V103 ends next Tuesday.
“The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” currently aired on WGCI-FM 107.5, will be simulcast on both stations through the end of March, Clear Channel tells Chicago-area media outlets.
After that point, a replacement program is expected to be named for the timeslot in WGCI.
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Radio One switched the format of K-Soul to a new platform called Boom, which now plays classic hip-hop.
The company hopes to appeal to listeners from Generation X.
Joyner is still heard by more than eight million listeners on almost 100 stations, but his voice is no longer heard in his hometown.
Joyner broadcasts from an office tower near Galleria Dallas.
“Due to the format change to the classic hip-hop format and Boom 94.5, we just felt the show didn’t align with the current direction of the station,” explained Gary Spurgeon, general manager of Radio One in Dallas.
“I think we all feel the same way our listeners do,” Spurgeon said. “It’s never an easy thing. These are tough decisions we have to make.”
Joyner made a name for himself in the ’80s by doing a morning show in Dallas and then flying to Chicago every day to host an afternoon program.
As a result, Joyner became famously known as the “Fly Jock” and the “hardest working man in show business.”
Those days may be long over, but the folks at Radio One say it is that possible Joyner will yet find a new radio home in his hometown.