March 23, 2009

Steve Harvey Morning Show Replaces Tom Joyner on Chicago's V103

A shocker in the world of Chicago radio, after 13 years at V103, Tom Joyner will no longer have a radio home in the city he made his claim to fame. The Clear Channel station picks up the Steve Harvey radio show; which they distribute through Premiere Network their syndication company.

Urban AC V103 Chicago (WVAZ) Program Director Derrick Brown has announced that "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" has moved to WVAZ from sister station Urban 107.5 WGCI-FM, beginning Tuesday morning March 24th. The show will air weekday mornings from 5-9a, replacing the Tom Joyner Morning Show. “I feel like V103 just won the lottery! Steve Harvey is an entertainment and marketing juggernaut. There are very few entertainers who have successfully tackled radio, TV, film, stage, online and publishing," said Derrick Brown. “His unique life perspective and riveting content fit V103 like a glove. Being a ‘King of Comedy,’ nobody can beat Steve being funny and I’m absolutely elated that he’s joining our team.” Steve Harvey has been on WGCI since 2007. There will be a slight overlap in the transition.

Steve Harvey will be simulcast on both WVAZ and WGCI until March 31st. No plans have been announced for Harvey's replacement on WGCI.



  2. This change is downright offensive to Chicagoans. Harvey's show is nothing more than contemporary coonery. My morning drive won't be the same with TJ.

  3. "Welcome" to Chicago Mr. Harvey.
    I've been loyal listener of Tom
    Joyner, but I understand what has happened. I'm in hopes that you know that v103 is a more mature
    audience of listeners that WGCI.
    One thing I liked about Tom Joyner
    was that he kept his audience in-
    formed on current news happening
    within our communities, which was not being reports on local news
    stations. I hope that you will do the same. My God continue to bless
    you. Pat in Chicago

  4. I can be 100% honest when I say that the DC area went through the exact same thing. But over time, and knowing upfront how funny and real Steve Harvey is, I believe that Chicago listeners will come to show him love just like the DC metro area. This isn't a knock on anyone and everyone is certainly entitled to their opinion. All I'm saying is, give it a chance. You might be pleasantly surprised. And if not, feel free to change the station. Much love to Chicago!! From DC.

  5. I am sorry that the Chicagoans are upset. But I agree, they'll love Harvey. He's got a connection with the crowd that hits home runs.

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