(THURSDAY UPDATE) Without giving any details – or the reason why Brown left the studio – Reach Media says the co-host will return to the Tom Joyner Morning Show Monday morning. Joyner mentioned it briefly, with no details either on his show Thursday.
It appears long-time co-host, comedian Anthony Brown may have quit the Tom Joyner morning show. Reach Media tells Radio Ink Brown is still under contract and they are looking into the situation that lead to Brown walking out of the studio Wednesday morning. Radio Facts is reporting that Brown quit because he’s upset about his pay and another new syndicated host getting a larger salary from Reach Media. Reach Media provided Radio Ink with a transcript of a conversation brown had with Joyner off the air and they tell us this is not a bit.
TOM JOYNER AND J. ANTHONY BROWN OFF AIR DISCUSSION DURING THE TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW – JANUARY 13, 2016
Today J. Anthony Brown surprised Tom Joyner, Sybil Wilkes and the production staff of the Tom Joyner Morning Show with the following:
After the end of the first break, at 6:10am CT, the hour the following exchanged occurred –
ON AIR – 6:10 am
(Tom Joyner taking the show to break)
Tom Joyner: Ten, ten past the hour
Tom Joyner: Player, you feel alright?
J. Anthony Brown: Huh?
Tom Joyner: You feel alright today?
J. 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?
Off air Tom asked if J. Anthony Brown was alright. J. responded the he was not and that he was “quitting.” Both Tom and Sybil responded with laughter followed by J. Anthony Brown saying he was serious and no further response.
After several tries to reconnect with Brown, Tom Joyner attempted to reach out to him in both a personal and professional way ending with all surprised that he had actually left the studio.
J. Anthony Brown is currently under contract with Reach Media Inc. and the Tom Joyner Morning Show. There is a plan to discuss today’s events with Brown.
We will keep all updated as information is received.