Uh-Uh-Oh: It’s the Tom Joyner Morning Show W/out J. Anthony Brown?

15
Jan

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It looks like it’s the end of an era folks.

Tom Joyner’s longtime sidekick, J. Anthony Brown, has apparently called it quits – and made it known, live and on-air…

Multiple reports are coming in that Brown left the show due to a money issue with the station.

Brown’s abrupt departure occurred Wednesday (Jan. 13) and according to numerous sources, it stemmed from Brown receiving a 50% pay cut. Once source says that the issue was “directly related” to Brown’s attitude and disappearance from the long-running radio show.

Reach Media’s director of communications, Kelly Harrington, sent the press a transcript of an off-air conversation that took place between Brown, “TJMS” creator and co-host Tom Joyner and their fellow co-host Sybil Wilkes.

ON AIR – 6:10 am
(Tom Joyner taking the show to break)
Tom Joyner: Ten, ten past the hour
OFF AIR
Tom Joyner: Player, you feel alright?
Anthony Brown: Huh?
Tom Joyner: You feel alright today?
Anthony Brown: No, I don’t feel good. Uh, in fact I’m quitting. I’m quitting today. (laughter from Tom and Sybil) You guys can have it, man. I’ve had enough of this, seriously. Bye
(more laughter from Tom and Sybil)
Sybil Wilkes: (chucking) Bye? What’s the matter?
Tom Joyner: I don’t know. Did he just cut the mic? Player?…Player?

As the conversation above states, Brown mentioned that he was not alright after Joyner checked on him and added that he was “quitting.”

Thinking that Brown was joking, Joyner and Wilkes responded with laughter.

Brown then replied that he was serious and ultimately walked out of the studio with no further response.

Joyner’s attempt to reconnect with Brown several times as well as efforts to reach out to the comedian personally and professional proved unsuccessful as he and Wilkes were surprised Brown actually left the studio.

Brown is currently under contract with Reach Media Inc. and the “TJMS,” adding that there is a plan underway to discuss what happened off-air with Brown.

Of course we will keep you posted.

Stay Tuned.