Reach Media Sues CC Over Joyner Cancellation
September 22, 2009 at 4:25 AM (PT)
REACH MEDIA, the company that produces "The TOM JOYNER Morning Show," has filed suit in DALLAS against CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS over the cancellation this SPRING by Urban WVAZ (V103)/CHICAGO-FM 102.7 (NET NEWS 3/27). The suit, reports PHIL ROSENTHAL in THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, "alleges breach of contract by CLEAR CHANNEL and claims REACH is out more than $800,000 in affiliation fees and net advertising revenue lost from MAY until the end of this year."
REACH MEDIA claims in its suit that it should receive "$116,644 in affiliation fees for MAY through the end of this year and $694,416 in lost net advertising revenue for the same period, with $426,144 for the morning show and another $268,272 for JOYNER's weekend highlights program," writes THE TRIBUNE.
"We do not comment on pending legal matters, however, related to this filing we will only state that we were given no notice to 'TOM JOYNER Morning Show's' termination from WVAZ," REACH said in a statement. "We do expect CLEAR CHANNEL to compensate 'The TOM JOYNER Morning Show' as specified in our contract."
CLEAR CHANNEL/CHICAGO, also released a statement, saying it is "company policy not to comment n legal matters."
The STEVE HARVEY show replaced JOYNER on V103 after a 13-year run on MARCH 23rd.