On-Air: Tom Joyner

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Tom Joyner

Legendary radio personality, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Tom Joyner is one of the most celebrated and recognized media icons in the country today. Host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Joyner empowers and entertains more than eight million listeners each week on over 105 stations nationwide. A recognized leader within the industry and his community, Joyner has received many accolades throughout his career, including the National Association of Broadcaster’s Marconi Award, Impact Magazine’s Joe Loris award for Excellence in Broadcasting, Billboard’s “Best Urban Contemporary Air Personality” award, the NAACP Image Award and many more including honorary doctorates. He has been inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.

A graduate of the Tuskegee Institute, Joyner started at WRMA in Montgomery working his way through Memphis, St. Louis and Dallas, eventually landing at WJPC in Chicago. Joyner earned the nickname “The Fly Jock” in the mid-1980s flying between Dallas and Chicago, doing his morning drive program at KKDA and then commuting north to WGCI for his afternoon program. His daily travels and his attention-grabbing on-air style gained him publicity and high ratings. In 1994, The Tom Joyner Morning Show was syndicated nationally with ABC Radio Networks. In 2003, Joyner made The Tom Joyner Morning Show part of his newly created Reach Media, a cross-platform entertainment company that creates events, online content with BlackAmericaWeb.com and initiatives that engage Black America.

Joyner has always and continues to use his vast influence to inspire and activate his listeners through social outreach. The “Hardest Working Man in Radio” has led national successful awareness campaigns on voter registration laws, family/health initiatives, and education. With a daily mix of entertainment, humor, information and music, The Tom Joyner Morning Show empowers its audience with initiatives related to Get Out the Vote, Take a Loved One to the Dr. Day (health and wellness), and The Tom Joyner Foundation (supporting students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities). His destination events such as The Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion, with over 16,000 people in attendance Labor Day weekend and The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise selling out annually have demonstrated the power of the black consumer/traveler. He is also active extending radio messaging online and in social media with his website BlackAmericaweb.com, currently with 1.5 million registered users, as a primary destination for information and entertainment.

Tom has also been a champion in addressing the advertising community about the importance of advertising on radio to reach the black consumer, participating as the lead in presentations for the Association of National Advertisers and Radio Advertising Bureau.

Focused on the community, The Fly Jock employs the slogan “The Party with a Purpose” for his morning show and activities to entertain, inform and empower the community.