New Yorkers will soon get a chance to hear what some of the country's largest market listeners have heard and enjoyed for years: The Tom Joyner Morning Show.
That's right Tom Joyner, Sybil Wilkes, J. Anthony Brown, Miss. Dupree and Myra Jay are hitting the airwaves in the Big Apple. Joyner's leading national urban morning show, with an audience of more than 8 million weekly, will debut on New York City radio station WRKS-FM 98.7 KISS-FM April 30 and will air from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
"I can't wait to be on the air in New York. I am really excited. I feel real good about it," Joyner said.
Joyner is not the only one who feels good about the agreement between ABC Radio and WRKS. WRKS radio morning personality Iaasc Hayes is reported to be just as excited and looking forward to the Tom Joyner Morning Show team's arrival. Only New Yorkers will be privy to hear Hayes, known for the "Shaft" sound track, during station breaks.
Hayes, who joined the KISS family in 1996, might ocassionally talk with Joyner's nationwide audience.
"Nothing is etched in stone ... There may be some guest appearances by Iaasc Hayes. But nothing is in the works at this time," Joyner said.
Joyner said the pitch of his voice might go up a few octanes during his debut in New York because he is will be so excite.
"New York is the largest market, and the morning show has never been there," he said. "There are more people in New York than any other city. The name of our game is reaching people. We are now able to reach people in New York."
In getting the morning show, New Yorkers join such major areas as Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, Miami and Washington, DC. The show has more than 100 affiliates in cities across the United States.
Each weekday morning from ABC Radio Networks, Joyner and his crew broadcast more than a daily national radio program. They unite a community of devoted listeners, bringing them a unique combination of high-energy entertainment, humor and information that empowers individuals to know more about their world and about how each person can make a genuine difference.
The live syndicated national urban morning program treats listeners to an on-air team that reports and comments on the latest news, sports and entertainment of interest to the audience. Also featured are drop-in celebrity guests, on-site remotes and an audience-tested urban playlist. Weaving it all together are Joyner's upbeat attitude, energy and humorous insights.
Joyner would like to give everyone the opportunity to tune in and enjoy his show, and he has a game plan. "I am looking forward to getting back on the air waves in Los Angels and next San Francisco. "After that I want to go to the moon," he said. "I want to do a Sky Show on the moon."