98.7 KISS FM (WRKS), The Best Variety of 80’s, 90’s & Today’s R&B announces that the hardest working man in radio, Tom Joyner, is back at KISS FM as the host of the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” starting February 7, 2011. The nation’s #1 syndicated urban morning show will air weekdays from 6am-10am giving the New York tri-state area a daily dose of information, entertainment and empowerment with the hottest dream team in radio, Tom Joyner, J. Anthony Brown, Sybil Wilkes and locally Bob Slade.
The nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show” captures an audience of 8 million listeners weekly daily in over 105 markets and has a host of weekly segments ranging from business and finance to entertainment and politics with the ultimate “Who’s Who” list of weekly contributors and experts, including Reverend Al Sharpton, Jeff Johnson, Jacque Reid, D.L. Hughley, Roland Martin, Mellody Hobson, Jawn Murray, Stephanie Robinson, Huggy Lowdown and more. Tom Joyner, known for his down-to-earth personality, is bringing this star-studded cast of entertaining leaders to New York and promises that he is ten steps ahead of doing great radio that is fresh, compelling and relevant.
“I am excited to welcome Tom Joyner to the KISS family. Tom’s a radio veteran whose work ethic and dedication to empowering the Black community is a perfect fit with KISS FM’s culture. Together we are going to do some BIG things in the big apple,” exclaims 98.7 KISS FM Program Director, Jill Strada.
A leader in empowering the Black community, Tom Joyner is known for spearheading major initiatives involving health, education and financial responsibility and is excited to bring a fresh flavor to New York. “I’m excited about the chance to come back to New York and even more excited about what we’ll bring to the market. We can promise lots of laughter, A-list guests and an unbeatable team of news and entertainment reporters, comedians and commentators every time we touch the mic”¦I’ve got my winter coat out of storage and I’m on my way,” says Tom Joyner.
“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,” notes Alex Cameron, Emmis Communications’ SVP, Market Manager.
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