According to Tha Celebritea, after 21 years of being known as the Fly Jock, Tom Joyner has decided to hang up his headphones and retire from the world of morning radio. The Tom Joyner Morning Show which debuted in 1994, crowned him the first African-American syndicated national radio show host and soon thereafter, he had the number one urban morning show in the nation. Once Radio One began to acquire more and more parts of his show, he knew it was his time to gracefully bow out. They are looking to faze him out when President Obama leaves office in 2016. Being that he placed such an integral role in getting Obama elected, the station felt like it would be the perfect send off for him. Radio One is “supposedly” looking to replace him with another African-American syndicated host, Russ Parr, sometime in January. They think that steering the show towards a younger and fresher audience is the appropriate way to go.