Radio station Boom 94.5 (KSOC-FM) has changed its tune again.
The station traded out its mix of old-school hip-hop and R&B for a more contemporary sound, with some old-school feelings. It will now be known as Majic 94.5 and will play (of course) the likes of Bruno Mars, Beyonce and Mary J. Blige and will keep throwing back with music from Prince and 112.
The format change brings back a familiar voice: Tom Joyner. The Tom Joyner Morning Show will hold court from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. every weekday. (Almost 30 years ago, Joyner famously took two radio jobs at once, a morning show in Dallas and an afternoon one in Chicago.)
Joyner and co-host Sybil Wilks bring a mix of information, exclusive interviews and music to more than 7 million listeners. This morning, Joyner talked with singer Ayanna Gregory, one of comedian/human rights activist/health guru Dick Gregory's 10 children, in advance of the icon's funeral Saturday in Landover, Md.
Joyner also has a feature in which a different comedian co-hosts each day. The lineup reads like a who's who yearbook: Arsenio Hall, Bill Bellamy, Sherri Shepherd and more.
The D.L. Hughley Show will air from 2 to 6 p.m. on weekdays.
Says Hughley in a release: "I've always loved gigging in Dallas. Now I get to gig there four hours a day, five times a week."
Mark McCray, who was holding down mornings with The Mark McCrazy Experience, is still around: He's operations manager and program director for Radio One Dallas.