Tom Joyner to stay on V103

In a very smart move, Clear Channel-owned WVAZ-FM (or V103) has renewed the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show in a multi-year deal. There was speculation that WVAZ would can the show and replace it with a local morning show.

The TJMS and Radio One would have suffered a big blow if WVAZ didn’t renew the show. Chicago is the second-largest radio market with a large African-American population to air the program, only behind Atlanta. Joyner does not have a New York clearance.

Joyner’s show is broadcast from Dallas, with its studios across the street from where its Radio One affiliate (KSOC-FM) is based.