Premiere Radio Network syndicated morning host Steve Harvey obviously is feeling the need to defend himself regarding news of his replacing Tom Joyner on Clear Channel’s WVAZ in Chicago. In an interview with Phil Rosenthal in last Friday’s (4/10) Chicago Tribune, Harvey let off a little of his frustration at being pegged as the fall guy in the move that saw Joyner released as the V-103 morning talent after 13 years. Steve is right to be concerned, (apparently there is an audio clip of him disrespecting Joyner’s Chicago listeners) and in the interview states what audiences outside of the media may or may not already know, that it was a business move by Clear Channel to protect one of it’s radio stations and the talent had nothing to do with it. Actually, I find it a little refreshing that there is still an audience that is “un-media savvy” enough to still believe that a guy on the radio has that much power.
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