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Is Radio Waking Up? Tom Joyner Dumped for Local Radio Show

 width=Looks like -FM is on a growing list of in the country who FINALLY realize the importance of local morning shows. The station dropped Joyner  and is going local.

Urban contemporary station WJMR-FM (98.3) dropped ’s nationally syndicated  morning show effective Monday morning and replaced it with a local morning show hosted by former announcer Andrea Williams. The station has also added syndicated announcer as afternoon host. Local afternoon announcer Earl Stokes moves to middays following Williams’ show. mIn an , Annmarie Topel, and general manager of Saga Communications, which owns WJMR, said the station had “a great ten year relationship” with Joyner and called dropping his show “a tough decision.”   “We are a broadcast company that cherishes the importance of local and live programing, and having two prime-time syndicated shows was not in line with how we program. We love Tom Joyner and will miss him, but everything has a life cycle.” You know we here at LOVE it when local radio stars get a chance to shine. to WJMR… More stations? The station did pick up Michael Baisden’s show.

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