For years Mildred Gaddis has reigned over the morning urban audience, with newsmakers from all over metro Detroit calling in to be interviewed on her show. (Steve Perez / The Detroit News)
Radio One told its advertisers about some programming changes Tuesday, including at least two bombshells — Mildred Gaddis’ longtime morning slot on Detroit’s NewsTalk AM 1200 (WCHB-AM) will be taken over by the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show from 6-10 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Gaddis’ show, renamed “The Mildred Gaddis Show,” moves to 4-7 p.m. weekday afternoons on WCHB. For years Gaddis has reigned over the morning urban audience, with newsmakers from all over metro Detroit calling in to be interviewed on her show. Her show will still feature local issues, but will add national content as well. The changes take effect Monday.
There’s no word yet on what program will fill the 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. slot of “Your Voice with Angelo Henderson” after the Pulitzer Prize winner’s death last week.
The Joyner show’s morning shift on Radio One’s Kiss 105.9 (WDMK-FM) will be filled by Detroit radio legend John Mason, who will broadcast “Detroit’s Real Morning Show” live 5:30-10 a.m. Monday through Friday.