According to close sources Urban Insite has learned that J. Anthony Brown has decided to leave the Tom Joyner morning show. Yes, he is leaving, gone. When you cut my pay or ask to cut my pay, I will not stay could be the theme here. More interesting J. Anthony Brown details to come.
BREAKING NEW UPDATE:
Urban Insite early this morning broke the news about J. Anthony Brown’s departure from the Tom Joyner Morning show. We received an email from Reach Media questioning validity of the story.
We emailed them back, and requested for Reach Media (Kelly Harrington, Director of Communications) to either deny or confirm the departure of J. Anthony Brown from the show. We did not get a direct answer to our question. Sources tell Urban Insite that J. Anthony’s Brown pay had been cut 50%. That’s directly related to his attitude and disappearance from the show.
What you see below is what we received from Reach and Kelly as a response to our question about J. Anthony Brown. You may draw your own conclusions, and as they say only time will tell the real truth of what really happened:
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?
- Anthony Brown: Huh?
Tom Joyner: You feel alright today?
- 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.
- 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.
Tomorrow on The Tom Joyner Morning Show the Party with a Purpose® continues with weekly co-host Sherri Shepherd, correspondent Don Lemon and guests Marlon Wayans, Affion Crocket, Charlie Murphy and Omari Hardwick; as well as TJMS co-host and daily regulars Sybil Wilkes, Huggy Lowdown and comedian Chris Paul.