Tom Joyner Returns To New York On WRKS
January 26, 2011 at 3:29 PM (PT)
EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS Urban AC WRKS (98.7 KISS)/NEW YORK finally answers the question about who is going to replace former morning show host and comedian DL HUGELY. The answer is REACH MEDIA’s TOM JOYNER Morning Show.
Starting MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7th, TOM JOYNER, J ANTHONY BROWN and SYBIL WILKES will join with local host and news anchor BOB SLADE weekdays from 6-10a. "I am excited to welcome TOM JOYNER to the KISS family,” said PD JILL STRADA. “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.”
"I’m excited about the chance to come back to NEW YORK and even more excited about what we’ll bring to the market,” said TOM JOYNER. “We can promise lots of laughter, A-list guests and an unbeatable team of news and entertainment reports, comedians and commentators every time we touch the mic. I’ve got my winter coat out of storage and I’m on my way.”
"2011 marks 30 years for KISS-FM as a dominant and trusted force reflecting the tri-state's African-American adult community,” said ALEX CAMERON, EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS SVP/Market Manager. “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 PD, 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."