The music industry is an untamed beast and the serpents head is the radio program director who controls, who and what is played on the dial. There is no exception to the deception employed when its time to get rid of one of their on-air talent.
Several months ago here in Atlanta the #1 morning show The A-Team was disband for syndicated comedian Ricky Smiley. The powerful presence of radio is controlled by a hidden hand. Recently, Tom Joyner (The Fly Jock) who I happen to enjoy listening to was let go from Chicago’s V-103 for funnyman Steve Harvey.
Many of Joyner’s fans were upset that after 16 years on Chicago’s V-103 Station he was abruptly let go. In an article title, ‘It’s Difficult Taking the Blame’ (ESSENCE.COM) the best selling author and actor shifted the blame to corporate heads.
We already know about Mr. Harvey pernicious ways from the late great Bernie Mack. In a one on one interview, Bernie informed readers how Steve and his publicist went behind his back and contacted the producers, telling them that Steve would be a much better fit for the role in ‘Ocean’s 11, after Bernie got the role.
I wonder if Steve did the same thing to Tom? I thought Steve was finished after the younger comedian Katt Williams tore him a new one on stage in Vegas. I guess he is looking to redeem himself on radio.