Published on Friday, 28 May 2010 15:56
There is a huge change coming to WPWX-FM, better known to most Chicagoans as Power 92. The Crawford-owned Urban station is now adding to their on-air line-up. As has been talked about on the CRM Message Board in the past month, the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show is moving over from sister-station WSRB-FM/Soul 106.3. This change becomes effective next week.
There is some better news that comes with this change. Nobody is losing their jobs because of it! The daytime personalities on the station, with just have shortened time slots to accommodate the addition of Joyner's show.
As of Tuesday, June 1st, the Power 92 weekday line-up should look like this:
The Tom Joyner Morning Show - 5:00am-9:00am
Trey Da Choklit Jok - 9:00am-Noon
Shawn Knight - Noon-3:00pm
Sam Sylk - 3:00pm-6:00pm
Hot Boyz - 6:00pm-10:00pm
DJ Pharris - 10:00pm-2:00am
Ozman - 2:00am-5:00am
This move puts Tom Joyner's show on a stronger signal, able to reach more of his Chicago fanbase. It also keeps the current Power 92 staff in place, so none of their fans are put off by a firing. (It also keeps any of their talented staff from moving to competitor WGCI-FM, where they could possibly hurt WPWX.)
No official word yet on what will fill the morning show void at Crawford's Soul 106.3.
UPDATE 05/30/10: The Tom Joyner Morning Show will air on both Power 92 AND Soul 106.3, making sure it covers the biggest possible range of Chicago & the south suburbs.
UPDATE 5/31/10: The addition of The Tom Joyner Morning Show to WPWX will now begin on Wednesday June 2nd, not Tuesday June 1st.