Tom Joyner was born on November 23, 1949. He is an American radio host.
Biography and Career
Tom Joyner was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. He received a degree in sociology from Tuskegee Institute.
Tom Joyner began his broadcasting career in Montgomery, Alabama just after doing his graduation, and worked at a number of radio stations in the American South.
In the mid-1980s, Joyner was simultaneously offered two positions: one for a morning show at KKDA-FM, K104 in Dallas and one for an afternoon show at WGCI-FM in Chicago. Instead of choosing between the two, Joyner chose to take both jobs, and for years he commuted daily by plane between the two cities, earning the nicknames The Fly Jock and The Hardest Working Man in Radio.
Joyner signed by ABC Radio Networks in 1994 a
nd hosted a nationally syndicated program, The Tom Joyner Morning Show featuring Joyner and a team of comedians and commentators reporting and discussing the latest news and sports of the day and playing popular R&B songs from the 1970s through the 1990s as well as contemporary R&B hits.
In 2005 a nationally syndicated television show, The Tom Joyner Show was launched with Joyner as emcee of a one hour comedy show, combining sketch comedy featuring the Tom Joyner Show Players, talent contests, and musical performances by such artists as Earth, Wind and Fire, Brian McKnight, Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Toni Braxtonâ€¦
In 2005 Warner Books published I'm Just a DJ but ... It Makes Sense to Me written with his longtime writer, Mary Flowers Boyce. The book chronicles Tom's childhood and early days in radio as well as offers Joyner's thoughts on HBCUs, the power of the black consumer and fatherhood.
In February 2009, Amber Books published Tom Joyner Presents How to Prepare for College, a primer for parents and their children offering specific suggests and advice.
With his first wife Dora, Tom is the father of two sons, Thomas Jr. and Oscar. He is currently married to celebrity aerobics instructor, Donna Richardson.
Birth Name: Thomas Joyner
Birth: November 23, 1949
Why do we like Tom Joyner?
We like him because he is a great radio host of America.
Why is Tom Joyner Famous?
He is famous because of his hosting at radio.
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