Derrick Brown named PD of V103; Tom Joyner comin’ to town

Chicago native Derrick Brown has been named program director of Clear Channel’s urban adult WVAZ-FM (V103), effective July 16. He replaces Elroy Smith in the role, who stepped down several weeks ago.

Meanwhile, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, which airs on V103, is coming back to town for the first time in three years. The live “Sky Show” will originate from the Chicago Theater Friday morning from 5 a.m to 9 a.m. To a lot of Chicagoans, Tom Joyner is fondly remembered as the “fly jock” who shuttled between jobs at WGCI-FM here in Chicago and KKDA-FM in Dallas between 1985 and 1993.

Chicago is TJMS‘ largest radio market and the largest non-Radio One radio station in the country that airs the show. TJMS does not air in New York or Los Angeles. TJMS is syndicated by Reach Media on 115 radio stations across the country.