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    Sybil Wilkes Has a New Assignment After The Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) ...

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Black radio personalities, rap radio stations,r&b radio station, hip hop music radio, black female singers Sybil Wilkes with Yolanda Starks and Radio Facts CEO Kevin Ross at the Radio Show in Dallas, TX. Photo credit Kevin Ross[/caption] Radio Facts has just learned the industry vet Sybil Wilkes has a new appointment after the Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) Ends at the end of December. She will be the Executive Director for Black America Web (https://blackamericaweb.com). She will provide content and update the site and brand with interesting news, features and more. Congrats Sybil

    Will Sybil Wilkes Get her Own Radio Show After Tom Joyner Retires?

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Black radio personalities, rap radio stations,r&b radio station, hip hop music radio, black female singers We've gotten MANY emails and questions about Sybil Wilkes' future after the Tom Joyner show. I've actually known about the changes for several months and I asked Sybil on the Fantastic Voyage cruise what her future plans were. At the time things were still up in the air.  The main question has been, will she get her own show. We have asked around and it appears there is certainly some interest in her doing a nationally syndicated show. She certainly could pull it off. Do you think Chris and Huggy could be on the show with her? Comment below.

    Hillary Clinton on Tom Joyner Tomorrow

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    GTY_hillary_clinton_kab_150508_16x9_992 Tomorrow on the Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton is scheduled to talk to Tom Joyner and answer questions from a special radio roundtable of Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) hosts and contributors - Roland Martin, Don Lemon, Al Sharpton, Jacque Reid, and Sybil Wilkes. The interview will air live on “Super Tuesday,” March 1st at 7:50 am ET on the show’s nearly 100 radio affiliates and stream on TJMS.com.

    Stacy Brown Talks about Interview with Bill Cosby on the Tom Joyner Morning Show...

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    Stacy-Brown-PhilpotThe Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) had an interview with Stacy Brown, the freelance reporter for the Washington Informer, who’s recent interview with Bill Cosby has went viral. Tom Joyner and J. Anthony Brown are on vacation so the interview was given by Skip Murphy, Sybil Wilkes and comedian Damon Williams.

    SKIP MURPHY:  Right now, you remember when Bill Cosby spoke out, just a little concerning the allegation surrounding him?  Well, we have Stacy Brown, the reporter from The Washington Informer with us right now who got the scoop on Bill and good morning to you Stacy, how you doing?

    STACY BROWN:  I’m doing good.  How are you?

    SKIP MURPHY:  Well, let me get this straight.  So you called Bill Cosby and he answered the phone?

    STACY BROWN:  (Chuckle) To my surprise he answered the phone.

    SKIP MURPHY:  Mm-hmm.  Right.  What kind of mood was he in, Stacy?

    STACY BROWN:  Surprisingly he was in; I’d say he was in a really good mood.  He didn’t seem like he had a care in the world.

    SKIP MURPHY:  Mm-hmm.  Did you identify yourself?  Did he know who was calling?

    STACY BROWN:  You know what, it’s so interesting, because I spoke to him about a year or so ago and this time when I called him I started to say my name, Stacy, and before I could say Brown he said; I remember you, I know who you are.

    SKIP MURPHY:  Okay, all right.  Well, what questions did you ask Bill Cosby?  Did he refuse to answer?

    STACY BROWN:  Well, right away – yeah, I’m sorry, right away I knew that he was not going to answer questions about the allegation.  So I had a goal, if I were to get him I want to know how his wife, he’s been married 51 years, no one’s asking about Camille Cosby.  How is she holding up?  And I was able to do that.  And see one of the thing about the black press, at least the black newspapers, I should say; especially The Washington Informer is positive news.  We stay away from the scandal, if you will.  So we were affording him an opportunity, at least I was affording him an opportunity, to have that chance to speak to an audience, or to a news organization that is not going to interject opinions.

    SKIP MURPHY:  Mm-hmm.  So he made a statement to you about, he expected the black media to remain neutral?

    STACY BROWN:  Yeah.  And a lot of people are really jumping on that statement saying that he’s, you know, asking certain things of the black media, or the black press in particular.  I didn’t get that.  I got that he knew he was talking to someone who writes for the black press, who – he knew he was talking to a black man.  And I think, I really believe, and I could be wrong, but I really believe that he was talking to a white reporter with a white news organization, his message would’ve been similar, obviously the wording a bit different, but his call was just for fairness.

    SKIP MURPHY:  Mm-hmm.  Well, how did …

    SYBIL WILKES:  And what about the comments from Mr. Cosby, Stacy, about, or at least his people saying that they didn’t like the way you went about it …

    STACY BROWN:  Of course not.

    SYBIL WILKES:  … in terms of ...

    STACY BROWN:  Oh.

    SYBIL WILKES:  No, no, no …

    STACY BROWN:  Oh, go ahead.  Go ahead.

    SYBIL WILKES:  … but I’m saying in terms of your identifying yourself as Stacy before you could finish (stating your last name) and also as far as recording the conversation and all of that was concern?

    STACY BROWN:  Well, first of all, I did identify myself and he said I need no introduction, really, based on, you know, but when you talk to a, I record all of my telephone interviews, because you have that element always to say they were misquoted.  And I don’t want to as a journalist.  I don’t want to misquote anyone.  So anytime I’m going to interview you I’m going to record it.

    SKIP MURPHY:  Does that little voice come in and say …

    STACY BROWN:  And I think that most people have that expectation of a reporter.

    SKIP MURPHY:  Does the little voice come in on your call; This call is being recorded.  Do they know?

    STACY BROWN:  No, no.

    SKIP MURPHY:  (Laugh)

    STACY BROWN:  And maybe some people could argue that it should be that way but I think if you’re talking to a reporter he, no question, knew he was talking to a reporter, you have to anticipate that the call is being recorded either digitally, you know, with a voice recorder, or notes are being taken.

    SKIP MURPHY:  Well, Stacey, what exactly did Bill Cosby tell you?

    STACY BROWN:  Well, he told me, first of all, it’s so interesting, because I had expressed to him that we have, in our reporting, The Washington Informer’s reporting, we had certainly spoken to his fans who have spoken up for him.  And that’s been highlighted in our story.  And he said to me he was very appreciative of that.  He was aware that, of that, because his team had shared it with him, and he was going to instruct him to treat us like royalty.  And I was telling him, well, that’s not what we’re asking for.  He said; no, no, I’m going to tell them to treat you as royalty.  And I thought that was interesting, especially given the statement that his lawyer gave out yesterday about our conversation.

    SKIP MURPHY:  Mm-hmm.

    SYBIL WILKES:  So what is your takeaway from all of this, Stacy, in terms of what Mr. Cosby said and also the people’s reaction to your interview.

    STACY BROWN:  The reaction is amazing because, you know, I didn’t know I had enough for a story.  I didn’t think he gave me nearly enough, but I guess because he hasn’t spoken, and because he did say something of substance, at least about his wife, and that the whole black media comment, I guess it had so much legs, I looked Google and it’s like 1,300 stories about that particular interview.  I really believe that he wants to talk.

    SYBIL WILKES:  Had he contacted you?  Because he has called a lot of people and you know, and wanted to talk off the record.  Had you received any kind of convers—any kind of call from his people or from Mr. Cosby in advance of this?

    STACY BROWN:  No, I had been talking to his people for about three and a half weeks before I called him.  And it was about, obviously, a sit down interview, and things kind of stalled and I just decided just to give it a shot and give him a call.

    SKIP MURPHY:  Has that …

    DAMON WILLIAMS:  Is it true that he wouldn’t talk to anybody but Jet magazine?

    STACY BROWN:  (Laugh)

    SKIP MURPHY:  Stop with that, you know.  There you go.  Well, thank you, well, Stacy, is there a place where we can take a look at the transcript?

    STACY BROWN:  Well it’s all over the place now.  So.  (Laugh)

    SYBIL WILKES:  But definitely your newspaper.

    STACY BROWN:  Yes, The Washington Informer.com.

    SKIP MURPHY:  The Washington Informer.  All right.  The Washington Informer.com.  All right, thank you so much, Stacy Brown.  Have a wonderful Christmas holiday season.  Thank you.

    STACY BROWN:  Thank you.

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    Columbus Short Appears with Interesting Interview on Tom Joyner (transcript) 1

    Columbus Short Appears with Interesting Interview on Tom Joyner (transcript)

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    Shonda Rhimes has had some interesting luck with black men, first Isaiah Washington, now Columbus Short. See transcript of Columbus' interview on the TJMS show below. 1397828617_columbus-short-zoom TOM JOYNER: Good morning! COLUMBUS SHORT: Good morning sir. How you doing, man? SYBIL WILKES: How are YOU doing? Tom: How you doin? Columbus: I couldn’t be better, man, I’m blessed. Tom: Okay, so last night did you have your viewing and listening party? Columbus: Uh, Uh, absolutely I did, sir. Tom: How did it go? Columbus: (Laughs) No other than it’s supposed to go. Fantastic, sir. Tom: You got shot at the end of the show, and I’m thinking ‘Wow. ‘ Sybil: Or did he? Tom: Or did he? (Silence) Sybil: No, that’s a question. That’s a question for you. Columbus: Can I keep it 1,000 with y’all? I don’t know either. (Laughs) Tom: OK, because I’m thinking, I’m thinking all right. They shot a lot of endings to reveal that Papa Pope was the mastermind of killing all these people. Columbus: But you know [inaudible]. But you know when you stop racking your brain, you’ll realize it was only one ending. It was the one ending that was already written. Like Shonda had this whole show written from the top to bottom. [inaudible] She has me written top to bottom. Tom: So how long ago did you know you were going to get shot? Columbus: The day I got shot. But I’m lying because I didn’t get shot, nigga, man, I mean, people. Tom Joyner : Oh, I didn’t mean to upset you, Columbus, I’m sorry. Sybil: It looked like you were going to, so that’s the problem. I get that. So when you got the script that day, but how long ago was that? When you all got the script and you started filming the last episode. Was that within the last month? Columbus: It was in the last month and what happened was is the producers came to me at the table read and said ‘You gotta work tomorrow and said ‘This is what you got to shoot’ and I was like ‘What?’ But you know what? It’s a beautiful thing. That’s what makes a great actor from a good actor. That’s the deciphering, the deciphering line. When you get with people like Joe Morton and Jeff Perry and Kate, Kate, Kate Burton and Kerry Washington and Katie Lowes, they know that we can throw something on you today and tomorrow you can change your whole idea of who you thought you were on the show. And they’ll still show up and still deliver. It’s an incredible thing to be a part of. Tom: I played your song earlier. It’s a nice song. Columbus: Thank you, I appreciate that. Tom: Did you always plan to release a song? Was that in the plan? Columbus: No, that wasn’t in the plan. Tom: When were you originally going to release this song? Columbus: When it was ready. Tom: And when was that? Columbus: Right now. J.ANTHONY BROWN: You just don’t want people talking to you? Columbus: Hey, Hey, Hey, listen, I’m going to keep it 1,000 with you guys. J.Anthony Brown: That’s 2,000 ‘cause you did a 1,000 before so now we’re 2,000. Columbus: 1,000 covers a lot of gamut. You deposit $1,000 in a bank account, you’re good. No, but really, keeping it completely honest with you guys, I wasn’t even working on my album when we were shooting this. And I started working on it during this process. It happened to speak to the time that I am in my life. Everything that I’m doing in my album and my single. My single is about women who I believe need to feel confident in themselves. To be like ‘Look, this is what God gave you. You want a man, how about you just be confident in what God gave you.’ Stop trying to put on all that makeup. Stop trying to put on all that eyelashes and hair – Sybil: So does that mean the women that you’re dealing with are not very confident and that you needed to put this out to send them a message? Columbus: How about every woman is not really confident. How about I’m not all the way really confident. When you know who you are, confidence is a humbling thing to, to, grasp. J. Anthony Brown: How about you just don’t do interviews? Tom: How does your wife feel about the song? Columbus: Uh, I don’t care. How about I don’t care. J. Anthony Brown: I think I said it best. If you don’t do interviews…. Well, God Bless you, man. Tom: All right, Columbus. I hope you have a lot of success. And I hope to see you next season on Scandal. Thanks a lot. J. Anthony Brown: And keep it 1,000. Source: Black American Web

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