WVON at 50

On Monday, WVON-AM turned 50 years old. Even though the station went through numerous frequency dial changes (1450 AM to 1390 AM to 1450 again to its current home of 1690 AM), the mission was the same – to entertain and inform Chicago’s African-American community. WVON (which originally stood for “Voice Of The Negro”, now “Voice Of The Nation”) launched […]

Tom Joyner talks about being dumped by V103

Tom Joyner, whose syndicated radio show was dropped by WVAZ-FM (V103) Monday, doesn’t seem to be bitter about the move, according to an interview he gave to the Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rosenthal on Friday. Joyner said he has been fired before, but the cancellation of his radio show by WVAZ was “different from the others.” Tuskegee, Ala. – born Joyner […]

Richard Pegue passes away

As I said earlier, The T Dog Media Blog is turning into the T Dog Media Obituary Blog… Yet another Chicago media personality has left us. This time it’s former DJ Richard Pegue, whose resume included stints at WGCI, WVON, WJPC, WOPA, and until last weekend, Kennedy-King College’s WKKC-FM. Pegue was 64. A Hirsch high school student (where he formed […]