MediaTakeOut.com just got some sad news. Apparently Tom Joyner’s radio show will NO LONGER be heard in Chicago. Apparently his ratings were POOR and the local radio station cancelled the show – replacing it with Steve Harvey’s Morning Show.
Shows are getting cancelled LEFT and RIGHT. We got word that another BIG NAME morning radio show is about to get cancelled too. Y’all radio folk need to step up your games and try something new if you wanna keep your jobs …
DAMNNNNNNNNN! NOW THAT'S COLD! THIS RECESSION IS A B**CH
Wow... I guess twiter is whats poppin
Dang. But, I don't even like Tom Joyner's show. I have listened to it a few times and was quite bored with it. That J. Anthony Brown or whatever his name is...is annoying as hell. Yup, step yo game up, radio peeps.
I personally listen to my Zune in the car on the way to work in the mornings.
awww that's too bad
Steve Harvey is taking over
Why are they cancelling all of these popular black radio shows? This isn't right. I'm devastated about Monique because that was my girl righ there! I LOVED her show!
I will admit I lve the Steve Harvey show in the morning and Michael Baisden in the afternoon
Tom talks to *** much!! I have been listening to him on and off for years
I remember that comment/"joke" you made about Bey.
good! i cant stand that *** show! old corny geezers! *** em doooown!
TOM JOYNER???? I'M SURPRISED HE IS STILL ON ANYWHERE, HIS SHOW IS FOR THE OVER 50 CROWD THAT STILL LISTENS TO SECULAR MUSIC!!!
Ok I don't wish for anyone to lose their job in this economy. I love Tom Joyner. I won $1000 with him 2 years ago. My only complaint about his show are the side kicks. J. Anthony Brown makes me sick by repeating everything Tom says. Sybil Wilkes made me sick with her know it all ***.
the radio station can hire 2-3 guys verses what they paid Steve H.or Tom J. Coorporate America in progress
Look in the dictionary 4 boring and you'll see TOM JOYNER.
I Am R&B
WOW i never saw that comming.
because he"s so corny! i WON'T MISS HIM
I love Tom Joyner Morning Show. Can't stand bubble lips Steve Harvey. He tried cheating his second wife out of a lot of money, but it didn't work. Now he is married to a former *** with several kids. Never liked him and never will.
Monique is the other one getting cx'd. They should give jay anthony brown more air time, he's much funnier than tom
I hope the other morning show isn't "Rickey Smiley and These Nuts"!!!
Why they replace him with Steve Harvey? People hate Harvey. I mean that literally. I ain't met anyone who likes him or listen to his show. They should have kept Tom Joyner cuz he was way better.
I bet this has something to do with him helping get President Obama elected president over Hillary. The Clinton's were real hot with him over that. They thought he would fall in line with their *** boy Tavis Smiley.
Nah, that's just crazy talk... or is it???
I still listen to Tom Joyner because of J. Anthony Brown and HuggyLowDown.
These people ain't playing. Every thing just getting cancelled.
Its ok cuz i listen his radio show every mornin on Magic 102.1 in H-town B-)
lol *** that sucks
I'm kind of not surprised.
A few years ago out hear in the Bay, Tom's show was replaced with our regular local morning show on 98.1 Kiss FM as a trial run...Needless to say, it was a flop.
AND TO ME STEVE HARVEY IS GOING DOWNHILL
The face of Chicago...CANNED?!
Now PLEASE cancel him in HOUSTON too!!
I live in Chicago...and Tom has been on the radio here in this town for over 25-years...so he will be missed...
The truth of the matter regarding him being fired in Chicago is this...
The "over" 35 demographic, which is the one that listens to V-103 where Tom was let go from...have more options when it comes to radio now...and if they're like me...they're listening to their satallite radio where we TRULY can hear the dusties and NOT hear the same Mary J. Blige/Robin Thicke song over and over again...
We can listen to "CNN"..."The Groove"..."Heart & Soul"..."The Heat"...and don't forget "The Foxxhole"...
So...unless you're keeping up a bunch of mess like Steve Harvey does on his show...you're pretty much gonna be outta luck...
Radios stations need to go back to local shows. Talk about things relevant to the people in the area, with local dj's that know the area and the people!! These sydicated shows suck in my opinion.
I like the Tom Joyner Morning show. I use to listen to Tom before he went national. Tom, Cybil and Bonnie Deshong on WGCI in Chicago. I live in Memphis now and listen to him. The show is informative and comical. I do not like the Steve Harvey show. It is not funny at all to me.
I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends (One luv to my peeps representin Englewood, 71st and Morgan and my peeps representing The wild hundreds and Riverdale)
Now Steve Harvey came on WGCI 107.5 replacing the woman beater (Crazy Howard McGee) and Tom Joyner has been on WVAZ 102.7 (V-103) for at least 15 years. You mean to tell me that Steve Harvey will have TWO radio stations in the morning in Chicago? Steve Harvey SUX!!!!!
steve harvey show is horrible, it isnt funny at all. most radio stations play the same 20 songs over and over again.
He's lame any way wit all that old skool *** nobody wants to hear that mess all the time plus a lot of black hosts have been loosing their shows DL hugley, Monique, Tom and the list goes on
His show was not that good.so I knew it would be off the air sooner or later
I used to listen to Tom, Cybil and Bonnie Deshong in Chicago before Tom had a national show. I listen to the TJMS now that i live in Memphis. I like the show it is informative and comical. I do not like the Steve Harvey show. It is not funny at all.
As long as they keep Micheal Basiden going I'm cool!!
You are sooo right. I turned off my satellite radio when Tom Joyner came on. There are only 2 DJ's I do that for. Tom Joyner and Herb Kent The Kool Gent. Personally, I think Tom Joyner is a needed voice on terrestrial radio but Herb Kent should move to satellite. His stories about the stars are hilarious and more people need to experience him.
I agree but Tom Joyner was connected to the community politically. Really, without him a lot of cities would not have had a political voice last year during the elections. And yeah, I think there was more too canceling Tom Joyner than just ratings. It will be interesting to see if he's canceled in any other cities. I know Chicago only has one other black political voice on the radio and he's relegated to am radio.
@ what what what
Are you from Chicago? on the AM you must be speaking of The Governor of Talk Radio, Cliff Kelly. I am sad to hear that they cancelled Tom Joyner's show here in Chicago. But it's all about the ratings. I wonder who is next.
That's cold!! How they gonna replace Tom Joyner, whose been around for ages, with Steve Harvey??? I dont think thats fair. I love Tom Joyner and has never once listened to Steve Harvey and still wont. I guess the listeners has spoken!!
I live in Chicago and every morning I really enjoyed listening to the Tom Joyner radio show as I am sure so many others did. I stopped listening to WGCI radio, because of Steve Harveys bafoonish antics,unfunny programing,lame unfunny nephew(Tommy),*** selection of music and many other reasons I could go on and on about. There is NO WAY PEOPLE WEREN'T LISTENING TO TOM JOYNER RADIO!!! When I awoke this morning and couldn't get the station and heard Steve's show I thought they had got their channels crossed or something was wrong with the outside lines,but after Steve's annoying voice wouldn't go away I just turned off the radio. ANYTIME TOM JOYNER IS OUT AND STEVE HARVEY IS IN SOMETHING IS TERRIBLY WRONG.... Sounds like Steve Harvey has some very special friends at the top if you know what I mean? Looking for a unique gift? visit 4u2.com
I love the Steve Harvey Show, so you all can say what you like. But here is my question. Steve already comes on WGCI so now he is going to be coming on twice in the morning? They didn't have to fire Tom Joyner without finding a real replacement. B/C now you have Steve on 107.5 and 103.5 and that doesnt make any sense.
After Steve Harvey's two guest spots on Oprah(who owns that city)It was only a matter of time. Oprah attracts a big audience. So Steve Harvey Has a build in audience and a number 1 selling book. Do the math. Tom Joyner is a good man. But being good don't pay the bills in the entertainment industry...
Good. All nationally-syndicated DJs need to be fired. Bring back local radio personalities. Individual cities and regions are losing their musical identities.
Thats why Steve Harvey was on Oprah yesterday, I knew that was fishy...
"I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends (One luv to my peeps representin Englewood, 71st and Morgan and my peeps representing The wild hundreds and Riverdale)"
Morgan Park, Wild Hundreds, G!
whatwhatwhat & chigurl - Y'all remember The Nate Clay Show that came on Saturdays at *** on WLS-AM 890? That brotha used to raise some hell for the YT establishment, both local and national. He shows up Saturday mornings on WCPT-AM 820 Chicago's Progressive Talk, every now and then. Catch him if you can.
time to move on.
can anyone in chicago tell me if they used ppm for their ratings or just the old diary?
Clear Channel Broadcasting has done Chicago a great disservice by cancelling the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Tom has been an icon in Chicago radio since I was a child even flying back and forth between Dallas and Chicago to host two radio shows. Its a really sad day for Chicago radio......glad I left a couple months ago because he's still on the air here in Charlotte!!
And for all you TJMS haters............his show wasn't for the immature, under 30, booty shakers. It was for those of us that wanted to make a difference in our communities. Steve Harvey is a buffoon and his show is ridiculous at best.
And I am really hard pressed to believe his show was cancelled due to ratings. It rumored that Clear Channel is getting rid of all syndicated shows so eventually Steve Harvey will be out too.
Good.. I don't like his show anyway..
Steve Harvey is the ABSOLUTE best morning show!!!! And he's the funniest. I used to listen to Tom Joyner but everything that the play and say on the radio is just...old...They're not funny or anything. Then I listened to Russ Parr but sometimes they're just too much. They're funny on that station sometimes. But I love Steve Harvey. He's funny and he plays some of the old, some of the current, and some of the new.
I think it's an april fools joke...Take Note MTO....
I just don't like sydicated radio. I just don't think that 1 or 2 chosen people should be the voice of a nationwide black radio audience.
I assure you that other communities don't listen to a corporate ONE chosen dj spewing the political views of the parent company.
Houston can bring back Uncle Funky (Funky Larry Jones) or the Snowman (I think in NY now) or anybody!! Just someone who lives in the respective areas and knows what's up with it.
I hear you about the political voice thing for some areas during elections. Joyner did his thing in that regard for sure!!
OH OH IT'S THE TOM JOYNER MOURNING SHOW!! I WILL MISS IT'S YOUR WORLD!!!
Before I left Houston, I stopped listening to morning radio because of the TJMS syndication. I played my dayum cds!! LOL. But when I got to KC, I did listen to Steve Harvey for a bit and it was funny for a while, but I trying to learn more about the city and syndicated radio gives you nothing but canned traffic reports and national commercial spots!! UGHHH!!! So, back to cd's I went!!! LOL
the media world aint doin too good
The New Generation Of Urban News, Music, and Politics
*** this recession is hitting everyone hard.
YEAH I HEARD STEVE AND THEM TALKING ABOUT THAT THIS MORNING!!! THIS IS SO SAD...BUT IT'S ALL ABOUT STEVE AND MIKE B! THE REST OF THEM ARE WACK!
LMAO@THE PIC! HOPE U LAND ANOTHER GIG TOM....I HAVE FAITH U WILL.
Everyone is pretty much listening to satelite radio now or hooking their ipods and mp3 players up in the car.
Clear Channel swaps Joyner for Harvey on WVAZ "V103"
More morning show news out of Chicago, as Clear Channel Urban AC WVAZ “V103” has decided to drop long time syndicated morning man Tom Joyner. They will move Premiere Radio Networks syndicated “Steve Harvey Show” from Urban sister WGCI (107.5) over to V103, starting immediately. That means WGCI will also have a new wake up show, and Radio-Info.com hears it will be WGCI veteran and local morning flavor guy for the Harvey show, Tony Schofield, who will fill the slot.
"I take this AZZ everywhere!"
Well, bring it here, ma!
I live in the Chicago area... Tom Joyner has been on the radio for 13 years here, and today he was just GONE from the air, no advanced warning or NOTHING! According to the local news in Chi-Town, Steve Harvey's show will be simulcast on WVAZ and WGCI at the same time through March 31st. Many people in Chicago are SUPER *** off!!
I've heard people calling into other urban stations (Power 92.3) saying that they're REALLY unhappy that Tom is gone and that they don't like Steve Harvey and WILL NOT listen to him. They're saying he's arrogant, rude, not funny and they don't like his co-hosts either (Nephew Tommy, Shirley and Carla).
The Power 92.3 morning show, Trey The Chocklit Jock, will probably see the most listener gains from this change (Trey's show is really popular in Da Chi anyway). I liked Tom's show a lot... morning radio in Chicago won't be the same
What's up my man!? Long time no hear from... hope all's good with you.
This was a crackheaded move. Tom Joyner has a LOOOOONNNNNGGGG history and HUGE fan following in Chicago, so removing him from the air in Chicago will come bite Clear Channel in the *** majorly!
Wonder if the same fate will befall Doug Banks (who also has a LOOOOONNNNNGG history in Chicago) and Dee Dee McGuire's afternoon show on WVAZ??
@TheIcemanCometh....HE WAS OPRAH CUS HE HAS A BOOK OUT.
WOW WELL U KNOW ITS MORE UPDATED RADIO PERSONALITIES ON NOW AT THAT TIME HE IS ON! SO I UNDERSTAND!! BUT AT THE SAME TIME HIS SHOW WAS COOL TOO! OK OK I STOP LISTENIN TO HIM YEARS YEARS AGO BUT STILL HE IS A ICON IN CHICAGO! LIKE DOUG BANKS HE WILL BE MISSED TOO!
And the book is great!!! Go get your copy ladies!! "ACT LIKE A LADY THINK LIKE A MAN".
@KRAZY....HIS NEW WIFE IS A HOE???
@chanel13....TOTALLY COSIGN!! HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING THAT MAN TWICE!!! I WILL BE POSTING HIS PIC SOON! I LOVE MIKE B!!! NOW HE'S THE TRUTH!
I USE TO BE ON HIS SHOW ALL THE TIME! LMAOOOO
If you are in Tom Joyner's market and can still get him please post the link to their radio station. That way people who don't have him can listen to him on the web.
Also did he mention why he was taken off the air so abruptly?
I wish they'd do the same here in Columbus, Ohio!!! The TJMS bores me. Steve Harvey is hilarious!!!
Tom Joyner has done a great service for the community, and blacks folks. We will miss him tremendously! Honestly, I don't think he was funny, Tom was more serious than funny if anything.
I wonder who the other radio show is.. Hmm! Could it be Russ Parr?!
I HOPE IT'S NOT BIG BOY
Hm.... let's see:
March 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, and finally APRIL 1st.
Don't the radio stations pull a prank like this every year?
Hate to spoil the April Fool's joke for ya. At least, I think it's an April Fool's prank.
And steve harvey Twins girls ARE NOT CUTE!! I'm sorry but they look just like him and that's not a good look on a woman!!!! His genes are STRONG!!! THERE 26 AN LOOK 36....LOL! I'm sorry but I just seen them for the 1st time....lol
danm i guess they won't be giving out the 1k a day no more they might need to save they funds
*** how can u cancel that show.
WE Aneed Tom Joyner in every city. He was a huge force in htis election. Getting information to the people. Wise up the poeple of Chicago, this is a political plot. You folks should be out now protesting. I wouldn't listen to Steve Harvey is it was the only radio station in the world. Didn't hear much from from during the election. Remember this man tried to ripp off his ex-wife, and almost went to jail, because he thought she wasn't worth a penny. I don't trust bubble lips. We need someone with political pull.
I'm gonna miss Tom Joyner because he gave away $1000.00 a day and no other radio show did that. And all you had to do is call in with the 3 numbers and you win a easy $1000.00 That money came in handy for people who won. I called in and got through but apparently somebody had called right before I did so their line was picked up and I was on hold. Unfortunately that person won the money. I didn't win but I enjoyed playing because it was so easy. I got through on Doug and Dee Dee The impossible 10. I had all the answers right and again my line was right after another person so I was on hold. Now had that person missed it, then my line would of been next to get picked up and I could of won some money off that show too, but again that person hit all the answers on the head and won. So I'm gonna miss me some Tom. Sybel's laugh irritated the hell out of me.
whateveryhey do dont cancel russ parr morning show..PLEEEEEEEASE!!!!!!!
Oh Oh Oh it WAS the Tom Joyner morning show. Bring back Crazy Howard McGee b!tches!
@Know the truth yes he is, he comes on Saturday mornings can't remember what station, but he's still runnin' thangs.
Steve Harvey morning show SUCKS! Carla and the other one kiss Steve *** all morning. Tommy's funny though.
Can Chicago get Russ Parr? Detroit didn't want him.
The show sucked and Huggy Low Down came from the Donnie Simpson Show. It was not a Tom Joyner skit. I guess they wanted to add more humor to the dull show to begin with. Ricky Smiley is ok and Russ Parr is tolerable, but The Junkies are better. Just like Big O and Dukes, they don't give a sh!t who they talk about.
dont know why- harvey's *** sucks, he needs to kick rocks. wont listen to v-103 anymore
You know the summer is coming and ain't nothing like a lakefront BBQ with Herb Kent blasting. He's still on V103 in the afternoons (Saturdays/Sundays). And he is STILL on his game. Battle of the Bands and everything. You should come back home sometime and check it out. But if you want to listen to him from where you are just pull up [link to external website removed] on Saturday/Sunday and livestream him. And please ignore the ugly *** pictures of Steve Harvey posted on everything.
Well times a changin.
Tom's for the older folk. After a number of years I became bored with it but my clock radio is still set to his show. Loved the sky shows but he's been cutting back on everything.
Steve Harvey, just seems kind of phoney to me.
Now y'all quit Raggin' on my boy Steve, or else the Funk gon' hit the fan.
i was wondering why the music was different on gci this morning.
i only listened for cheryl underwood anyway...other than that, i never bothered to listen. sorta got hooked on steve harvey.
Steve Harvey is loud and obnoxious. Tom is has great facts and intelligent info to provide. Oh well, we love him in Dallas
IT'S COLD HOW THEY FIRED TOM,HE CAME OFF OF VACATION AND, NO LONGER HAD A JOB!! THAT'S WHY I SAID MOURNING SHOW BECAUSE I KNOW HE WAS CRYING WHEN HE LOST HIS JOB!!! STEVE HARVEY SHOULD LET HIM BE APART OF HIS SHOW. EVERY SINCE STEVE MADE TWO APPEARENCES ON OPRAH THEY THINK HIS RUBBER MOUTH AZZ WILL BOOST RATINGS WE WILL SEE!!!!
good!! one less city that has to listen to the baffoonery.
I used to list to TJMS until I got turned on to the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Say what you want but I think he and Nephew Tommy are funny as heck!! Feel bad for Tom Joiner tho.
I like my man....
My Identity Is Top Secret Folks !
"If you are in Tom Joyner's market and can still get him please post the link to their radio station. "
Two online stations playing TJMS:
[link to external website removed] - Atlanta, GA
[link to external website removed] - Greenville,SC
blackamericaweb.com plays TJMS but requires use of Micro$oft silverlight to listen.
blackamericaweb.com also has a U.S. state map you click to show stations playing the show :
Tom seems like a great person but eventually he's going to have to change some of his format. I like talk radio with issues like Michael Baisden. However, Tom is primarily music with little talk. I haven't heard Steve's radio show.
Steve is beginning to redeem himself to people. Since he's gotten into the church he appears different. He's been married several times and is letting women know how he played the game. He gave some great info about men on Oprah. It's about time a man told women that if he doesn't call or doesn't call back, he's just not into you. Also, if he doesn't give you a title of girlfriend, lady, or something, you know the relationship isn't going anywhere. My favorite was the *** part though. Too many women are having *** with men on the first date. You don't even know his middle name or favorite color yet having *** with him already!!!
@chicagofinest: I don't think Tom's cancellation had anything to do with him being on vacation. Sounds like they were planning that before he left. A local, long time radio personlity where I live lost his show too. Listeners were stunned!! It's a sign of the times. Low ratings and you're out.
I would love to hear Tom talk more about issues instead of all that music. He's great when he does talk about something. I listen to a radio show out of another state and they play music too but there's more social issues, celebrities, current events than music.
Steve Harvey,an O.***. guy,who just tries too hard,to me at least.I grew up listening to Tom,He is a CHI-TOWN institution.The world is changing.ALLMIGHTY MOABITES M.A.S.T.E.R.!!(AMOR DE REY)
FRED LOOK THIS UP!! BERNIE MAC!!
Steve is sooo played out, insecure and tired. He thinks he's hip and cool and gangsta, but he's a complete goofy. He even admits in his book that he once admired the playa like qualities of another man and aspired to be like him..WTF? You have to jack another man's swagger? That's because he was never looked at as someone who a QUALITY woman would even give a second glance to. Hell quiet as it's kept he thinks Oprah is UNHAPPY and MANLESS! But he probably left her with wet panties with his blaxploitation charm and that's why she's ridin his dyck. He jealous of Tom Joyner, or the "LIL FAT YELLOW ***" as he refers to him!...ALL STEVE'S WORDS! His book is nothing more than recycled versions of the books, "YOUR GIRLFRIENDS ONLY KNOW SO MUCH", "WHY MEN LOVE ***" and "HE'S JUST NOT THAT INOT YOU." He didn't even have the sense enough to come up with an original title..