I’m scared for old folks in NYC, more so for their children, because I truly don’t know what they’re going to do now that Tom Joyner and Michael Baisden’s nationally syndicated shows have been kicked out of the big Apple after a big radio station merger.

I vividly remember the handful of times I was actually able to listen to a CD on the way to school because every other morning I was subjected to “oh, oh, oh it’s the Tom Joyner morning show.” Sybil and Jay Anthony Brown’s names were probably said around the house as much as Jesus and almost 10 years after I’ve been catching rides with my mother as a teenager, I can still remember segments from the show like “hidden racism” and “little known black history facts.” And don’t think when I visit home and have to ride somewhere in the morning, Tom won’t be joining us. He might really have a following as big as Oprah. Moms and older black folks in general love.that.man.

It doesn’t end for moms with Tom though, when the afternoon rolls around and Michael Baisden comes on, the rest of world is shut out, like completely. Despite the fact that this man is a half-step away from becoming the next Steve Harvey, older women—single, dating, and married—are hanging on to this man’s every word to see just how he’s going to school as it relates to their love life today.

It’s hard to imagine that there could be more programs that mamas are in love with as much as Michael Baisden and Tom Joyner but we’re sure they’re out there so let us know.

What radio stations does your mom have to tune in to?

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