One thing is for sure: Tom Joyner is going to have an epic going-away party.
The award-winning morning radio host has put in his two-year notice for the show that started in 1994. This, after signing a new syndication deal with REACH Media, an organization he founded, that is scheduled to end Dec. 31, 2019.
Joyner's career took off when he took two big-time local radio jobs, a morning show in Dallas and an afternoon one in Chicago. It was then he earned the nickname of "the hardest-working man in radio" since he flew back and forth each day. His national show recently returned to Dallas from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. each weekday on Majic 94.5.
Joyner announced his retirement with a video and message on the "Fly Jock Blog" at the website he also founded, blackamericaweb.com. In the messages, he detailed what he's been able to do with the show in its almost 25 years.
There was the first guest, Luther Vandross; the Fantastic Voyage cruises; "Sky Shows," which are live remotes that sometimes draw tens of thousands of people; many charitable and outreach efforts; and even a radio soap opera, It's Your World.
But there are two more years to, as he wrote, "do things Big."
"Well, the Party with a Purpose isn't over, there's still so much to do and I couldn't do it without you," he continued in his post about TJMS. "Here's my promise to you: We will continue to be reachable, relevant and ready to super serve our audience in true Tom Joyner Morning Show fashion."
He continued with another promise: "When we go off the air each morning, I never say goodbye ... and I'm not saying it now!"
Current-events comic correspondent Huggy Lowdown may have been speaking for listeners when he said, "Tom, thanks for changing my life."