TOM JOYNER: And he was like the station manager and Jerry was the program director. They fired me and I went to Rodney, I said; “Rodney, they fired me.” “Oh, yeah, Youngblood? They fired you?” And then here comes Jerry. “Rodney, Rodney, Rodney, they fired the doctor. They fired the doctor of radio. I had the patient on the operating table, I had him open, wasn’t even using anesthesia. And they fired me.” “They did? Wait a minute.”
SYBIL WILKES: He got on …
TOM JOYNER: (Mocks dialing a phone with a rotary dial)
SYBIL WILKES: That was a phone with a rotary dial.
TOM JOYNER: (Mocks dialing a phone with a rotary dial). “Velma? Yeah, is he up there? Tell him I’m coming up.”
SYBIL WILKES: Okay, so things are gonna happen now.
J. ANTHONY BROWN: Now who’s up there? Who’s he gonna talk to.
TOM JOYNER: The man who’s firing everybody.
SYBIL WILKES: The new manager.
TOM JOYNER: The new manager of the station, he’s firing everybody. “Velma, I’m coming up.”
SYBIL WILKES: So?
TOM JOYNER: So while we waiting on Rodney to come back, Jerry’s just pacing. “They fired me, Tom. They fired me. I’m the Doctor. The Doctor of radio. I had the patient on the operating table. Wide open, no anesthesia.” And he’s just pacing. And Rodney comes back in the room. “Rodney, Rodney, Rodney, what happened?”
SYBIL WILKES: And he said?
TOM JOYNER: “They fired me too, Jerry.” (Laughter)
SYBIL WILKES: Oh, my gosh.
TOM JOYNER: Yeah. WVON.
SYBIL WILKES: The voice of the negro. And the unemployed negro.
J. ANTHONY BROWN: Yeah
TOM JOYNER: “Rodney, Rodney, what happened? He fired me too.” (Laughter)
SYBIL WILKES: The great Jerry Boulding.
TOM JOYNER: He died Thanksgiving Day.
SYBIL WILKES: What a man.
TOM JOYNER: Yeah, turned my career around.
SYBIL WILKES: Wow.
TOM JOYNER: And I thank you, Jerry. God bless.
SYBIL WILKES: God bless you.
TOM JOYNER: Yeah. A Little Known Black History Fact, always presented by McDonald’s. McDonald’s, deeply rooted in the community 365 days a year.