Syndicated radio host Tom Joyner will soon be signing off the air – but not by choice. According to DailMail the 65-year-old entertainment veteran is being forced into an early retirement to not only make room for younger talent but also to coincide with the departure of President Barack Obama from the White House. TheTomJoynerMorningShow affectionately referred to as the #TJMS reaches eight million listeners in 105 markets.
Decision to get rid of Joyner was made by former business associate and best friend David Kantor, reveals source Kantor encouraged Joyner to sell shares of his company Reach Media to radio conglomerate Radio One, sources claim
Radio One plans to move syndicated host Russ Parr, 56, into Joyner’s time slots in Washington, DC and Baltimore starting in January…stay tuned for updates.