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NEW TREND ALERT??? Steve Harvey REPLACES Tom Joyner in Chicago

steve_headshot_cmyk(, IL) ” March 23, 2009 ” WVAZ-FM/ Program Director Derrick Brown announced that The has moved to WVAZ-FM/V103 (102.7) from sister station   WGCI-FM (107.5), beginning March 24, 2009.   The show will air weekdays from 5am to 9am, replacing the Morning Show.  Ã‚  Ã‚   Å“I feel like V103 just won the lottery! is an entertainment and marketing juggernaut.   There very few entertainers who have successfully tackled radio, TV, film, stage, online and publishing.   His unique life perspective and riveting content fit V103 like a glove.   Being a ËœKing of Comedy,â„¢ nobody can beat Steve being funny and Iâ„¢m absolutely elated that heâ„¢s joining our team,  said Brown.

Brown further commented, Å“Tom Joyner has been a great partner with V103 for the past 13 years, making it difficult to part ways.   We appreciate all Tomâ„¢s hard work and wish him continued success.  The Steve Harvey Morning Show has entertained Chicago listeners on WGCI-FM since 2007. The show will be simulcast on WVAZ-FM/V103 and WGCI-FM until March 31, 2009. Steve Harvey began his radio career in 1996 at WGCI-FM as local morning show host. The Steve Harvey Morning Show is nationally syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks on more than 60 radio stations with almost 7 million weekly listeners, and itâ„¢s the number-one rated syndicated morning show in the top 50 metro markets with Persons 18-34, 18-49, and Women 25- (Source: Arbitron, FA’08, Top 50 Metro Markets, Exact Times, AQH).

The program combines heart, humor, music and celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment. Harvey is joined on the show by Shirley Strawberry, Carla Ferrell and his “Nephew Tommy.” Harvey also works to benefit communities around the country with his annual Hoodie Awards, Disney’s Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and The Steve Harvey Foundation. The morning show has also allowed him to share relationship advice with his listeners through the Å“Strawberry Letter  segment, where he responds to relationship questions.   This segmentâ„¢s popularity led to a book deal with Harper Collins.   His first book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man was released on January 27, 2009, and has been No. 1 on the Timesâ„¢ Bestseller List for seven consecutive weeks, where it remains the best-selling book in the U.S. The widely-acclaimed book is Harveyâ„¢s ultimate guide to unlocking the male mind, understand ing his game, anticipating his moves and countering with unstoppable offense and defense.   In recent weeks, Harvey has appeared on The Winfrey Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tyra Banks Show, CBSâ„¢ The Early Show, NBCâ„¢s Late Night with Conan Oâ„¢Brien, CNN Newsroom, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet and several others to discuss his best-selling book and popular radio show.   Harvey began doing stand -up comedy in the mid-1980s. His success as a stand -up comedian led to a WB network show, The Steve Harvey Show, which ran from 1996 to 2002 and was a huge hit, winning multiple NAACP Image Awards for Outstand ing Actor in a Comedy Series and one for Outstand ing Comedy Series. In 1997, Harvey continued his work in stand -up comedy, touring as one of the Kings of Comedy, along with Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac. The comedy act would later be featured in the film by Spike Lee called, The Original Kings of Comedy.

WVAZ-FM/V103 Weekday Schedule

5am-9am  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   The Steve Harvey Morning Show

9am-2pm  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Troi Tyler

2pm-6pm  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   The Show

6pm-9pm  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   The Real Show ” Ramonski Luv and Soto

9pm-1am  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Irene Mojica

1am-5am  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Sundance

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.


  1. Steve Harvey has always been a favorite of mine. I have to say his take on relationships for women should be a show he doesn’t leave out.

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