Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tom Joyner Lands In NYC

After an eight year absence, WRKS “98.7 KISS-FM” in NYC is bringing back Tom Joyner for mornings.  The Emmis-owned station previously air Joyner 2001-2003.  It is dropping a local morning show for Joyner starting February 7.

Joyner will be up against Steve Harvey on rival 107.5 WBLS.  Joyner fills the hole in AM drive created when WRKS and D. L. Hughley last August.

Alex Cameron, Emmis Communications’ SVP, Market Manager, says, “2011 marks 30 years for KISS FM as a dominant and trusted voice reflecting the tri-state’s African American adult community.  In celebrating that, we are happy to welcome Tom Joyner to KISS FM with a show that shares the values of family and community.  Our program director, Jill Strada, will have the ability to work directly with Tom and The Morning Show staff to collaborate on locality and music that directly affects and influences the KISS audience.

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