Grapevine: Tom Joyner returns to 105.9 Kiss FM
‘Tom Joyner Morning Show’ returns to 105.9 Kiss FM
Nationally syndicated radio host Tom Joyner will return to Detroit’s WDMK-FM — 105.9 Kiss — starting Monday. “The return of Tom Joyner to Kiss FM is going to give his audience greater access and we’re going to celebrate his career,” said Radio One General Manager Kathy Stinehour. Radio One owns both WDMK and W260CB-FM (Soul 99.9), the low-frequency station that is currently airing the “Tom Joyner Morning Show.” Stinehour says Joyner will return to Detroit on Monday to broadcast his show live from the city on Monday and Tuesday to celebrate his return to Kiss FM. His return marks the end of “Mason & Coco in the Morning.” Detroit comedian Coco has departed the show, and John Mason will move to a mid-day slot, noon-3 p.m. daily on WDMK. As for what will happen on 99.9, Steinhour says they’ll simulcast Joyner’s show at first, and then they’ll have some other plans for the station which will be announced later.
Jim Carrey crashes Jeff Daniels ‘Conan’ interview
When actor Jeff Daniels sat down to talk to Conan O’Brien about his new Hulu series “The Looming Tower,” the “Conan” audience had no idea that little would be said about the 9/11 drama. Instead the Michigan actor’s “Dumb and Dumber” co-star Jim Carrey crashed the interview, and hugs and silliness ensued. “You’re in town and you don’t call me!” Carrey said to Daniels. “Not an e-mail, nothing!” “I thought about it,” retorted Daniels. “This looney tower thing sounds funny,” joked Carrey, who then said seriously that Daniels is “the most versatile actor working today.”
Milana Vayntrub to speak at Women’s World event
You may not know her name, but chances are you’ve seen actress Milana Vayntrub in many AT&T commercials or as Sloan on the NBC show “This Is Us.” Vayntrub is the guest speaker at this year’s Lois Linden Nelson Women’s World event May 2 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell in Southfield. The event is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with shopping, and a noon luncheon followed by Vayntrub’s appearance at 1 p.m. Tickets, $70, can be purchased by calling (248) 357-5544 ext. 48 or visiting llnwomansworld.org/reservations.html.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
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