Rickey Smiley Taking Over Morning Present After Tom Joyner, Gary With Da Tea, Eva Marcille Introduced As Co-Hosts
Tom Joyner’s introduced his successor and it’s somebody we’re ALL accustomed to. At the moment on The Tom Joyner Morning Present, Tom launched listener favourite Rickey Smiley because the successor to the morning anchor place established by Tom over the course of 25 years.
Joyner, who’s retiring on the finish of the 12 months, acknowledged that Smiley has established himself as a trusted chief on-air and locally together with his present present. Smiley additionally introduced that Eva Marcille and Gary With Da Tea can be among the many on-air solid members becoming a member of him to broadcast out of the Dallas studios starting January 2020.
Further particulars concerning the present shall be shared within the coming months and enterprise will proceed as traditional for each exhibits respectively till Joyner’s remaining days.
“I’m blissful to see the panorama of City AC morning radio proceed to broaden with Rickey, and I’m pleased with the doorways the Tom Joyner Morning Present opened. Twenty-five years in the past, there was no template for a syndicated City radio present and we labored laborious to show that we may efficiently produce and market a nationwide platform that might entertain, inform and empower African-American listeners,” mentioned Joyner in a press release.
“We broke some floor, raised the bar for what audiences anticipated from Black radio all whereas partying with a goal. Yeah, we’ve performed rather a lot however there’s nonetheless rather a lot left to be performed. I’m assured that Rickey’s activism alongside together with his love for radio, the neighborhood, and HBCUs, will decide up the place we left off.”
“It’s an honor to proceed the legacy of my boss and frat brother Tom Joyner,” mentioned Rickey about getting Tom’s blessing.
“Not solely has he been a pal to my household and me over time, however we take into account him household. Tom’s mentorship has instilled in me precious knowledge that I’ll carry with me via this new morning present.”
“Tom modified your entire city radio market. He entertained and educated a number of generations of listeners during the last 25 years,” mentioned David Kantor, Attain Media and Radio One CEO, acknowledging the collaboration. “Whereas there’s and can at all times be just one Tom Joyner, we’re excited that Rickey shall be transferring to City AC in January. Like Tom, Rickey’s expertise, neighborhood consciousness and dedication to his viewers will serve his listeners effectively.”
Attain Media’s different present morning City AC program, The Russ Parr Morning Present, will even proceed in syndication into 2020.