Thomas Joyner was born in November 23rd 1949. He is an American radio host.The Reach Media Inc., the Tom Joyner Foundation and BlackAmericaWeb.com are founded by him.
Thomas Joyner Early Life And Parents
Frances and Hercules L. Joyner were the parents of Tom Joyner. He came from an educated family. Tom and his brother Albert studied in Tuskegee Institute, now known as Tuskegee University.He is graduated in the degree of sociology.First, he was inspired to became a Musician and he joined in a band with his college friend Lionel Richie, but they didn’t make any money. So, his family forced him to seek another way to make his needs and livings.
Thomas Joyner Is Married To Dora
Thomas Joyner is married to Dora, they had two sons namely, Thomas Jr. and Oscar, whom he calls “Killer” and “Thriller”. After divorcing his first wife, he married Donna Richardson who is a celebrity aerobics instructor-fitness expert in July 2000. And divorced in May 2012.
Thomas Joyner Awards
He was awarded as the NAB Marconi Radio Award on October 7th, 2004. He was the first American inducted into The National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago, Illinois. He was inducted into International Civil Rights Walk of fame at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site on January 12, 2008.He also awarded as the Humanitarian Award at 2015 BET Awards.
Thomas Joyner Radio Career
He started his broadcasting career in Montgomery, Alabama. After his graduation he worked at a number of radio stations in the South and Midwest. His first career started with WVON by doing the morning show, but he left after only three months to work at a competitor firm WBMX-FM. And, He had been hired as a general manager of station WJPC. It was named as “Johnson Publishing Company”, that was owned by John H. Johnson, owner of Jet and Ebony.
He has offered two positions in the firm as an morning show host at KKDA-FM in Dallas and an afternoon show at WGCI-FM in Chicago. Instead of making choices between the two, he choosed both as his job and for eight years. He earned nicknames “The Fly Jock” and “The Hardest Working Man in Radio”. He later told Radio Ink magazine that he racked up 7 million frequent flyer miles over the course of his employment.
He also hosted a national Syndicated program in the ABC Radio Networks. Such morning shows are meant to featuring Joyner and team of comedians and commentators reporting and discussing the latest news and sports of the day. And playing popular songs from the 1970s hits. It also featured celebrity guests, on site remotes and on-air soap opera.
Upon signing a contract extension with Westwood on October 17, 2017, Joyner announced that he would retire at the agreement’s end declaring,
I’m retiring, and for the next two years we’re going to reminisce, remember and talk about all the things that we have actually done for the past 25 years.
Thomas Joyner Net Worth
He is an American who has the net worth of $40 million. He is the famous hosts in the field of hosting in America.
Quick Facts About Thomas Joyner
Born November 23, 1949 (age 69)
Children Thomas Jr.,Oscar
Show The Tom Joyner Morning Show
Style Talk, Urban Adult Contemporary, R&B/Soul
Country United States.