Tom Joyner heads to Power 92 – and stays at Soul 106.3

The Fly Jock is going to be doing double-duty in Chicagoland beginning this week.

As reported by Chicagoland Radio and Media, the Reach Media/Radio One-syndicated radio program is going to be simulcast on both WSRB-FM (Soul 106.3) and WPWX-FM (Power 92). Both stations are owned by Crawford Broadcasting.

As you recall, Joyner’s show was dropped by WVAZ-FM in March 2009 and was replaced by Steve Harvey’s syndicated morning radio show, which moved over from WGCI-FM.

How the older-skewing Joyner will mesh with the rest of Power 92’s younger-skewing music and radio personalities remains to be seen. The combination didn’t exactly work out at younger-skewing WGCI when older-skewing Steve Harvey’s syndicated show was on morning drive.

The last time a morning radio program was simulcast over two stations was in the early-to-mid-1980’s when Larry Lujack’s show was aired over WLS-AM and WLS-FM.  The arrangement ended in 1986 when WLS-FM became WYTZ-FM and hired Paul Barsky for the morning show (Lujack would switch to afternoons on WLS-AM around the same time.)