Tom Joyner

He's been called the "Fly Jock" and the "Hardest Working Man in Rodio." Now Tom Joyner is the ultimate breakfast host as star of ABC Radio Network's The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Each week-day from 5 to 9 A.M. Joyner invites a nationwide audience, via the radio waves, into his studio home.

This live, syndicated national urban morning program treats listeners to an on-air team that reports ond comments on the latest news and sports of interest to the audience. Also, featured are drop-in celebrity guests, an in-house band, on-site remotes and an audience-tested urban playlist. Weaving it all together is Joyner's upbeat altitude, energy and humorous insights.

Joyner, a four-lime Billboard Magazine award winner, began his radio career immediately after he graduated from college. The Tuskegee, Alabama native had received his bachelor's degree in sociology from Tuskegee Institute when a friend offered him a news broadcasting job at Montgomery, Alabama's WRMA-AM.

After his debut on Montgomery's airwaves, Joyner worked on air at WIOK-AM, Memphis; KVYK-AM, St. Louis; and KKDA-FM, Dallas. His success eventually brought him to Chicago where he entertained Windy City audiences at WJPC-FM, WGCI-FM,WVON-AM and WBMX-FM.

Joyner made headlines in the mid-1980s when accepted the simultaneous positions of morning drive man at KKDA-FM and afternoon drive talent at WGG-FM. His daily round trip commute between Dallas and Chicago earned him national publicity, high ratings and millions of frequent flyer miles.

In addition to his collection of Billboard "Best Urban Contemporary Air Personality" awards, Joyner has received IMPACT Publication's Joe Lores Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. As an added honor, IMPACTS Best of the Year Award was renamed The Tom Joyner Award because he received it so many times. Joyner resides in Dallas end has two sons, Thomas Jr. and Oscar. He is married to celebrity fitness instructor Donna Richardson.

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