The Hardest Working Man in Radio Tom Joyner to Speak at Stillman Commencement
Tom Joyner, Chairman & Founder of REACH Media Inc.; Host of The Tom Joyner Show; and Founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation, will deliver the address at Stillman’s 137th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11 at 9:00 a.m. on Sheppard Lawn.
Tom Joyner is one of the most influential, inspirational and dynamic media personalities in the country today. Joyner, known as “The Hardest Working Man in Radio,” has distinguished himself as one of the most recognized and revered media personalities in the country. In addition to his disc jockey duties, he is an entrepreneur, entertainer and philanthropist.
The Tom Joyner Foundation has raised more than $60 million to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities. The Foundation, just like the morning show, his website, events and his other endeavors, exists to “super serve” the African American community.
A graduate of Tuskegee (Institute) University, Joyner began his broadcasting career in Montgomery, Alabama, at WRMA-AM immediately after graduation. With a bachelor of science in sociology in hand, he ventured into several other markets, including WLOK-AM in Memphis; KWK-AM in St. Louis; KKDA-FM in Dallas; and four different stations in Chicago.
In the mid-1980’s Joyner made his claim to fame when he accepted simultaneous positions as “morning drive man” at Dallas’ KKDA and “afternoon drive man” at Chicago’s WGCI. Flying everyday between the two cities to work eventually earned him national recognition, the name “Fly Jock,” seven million frequent flyer miles, syndication and undoubtedly the largest audience of any urban radio program. He is also the author of “I’m Just a DJ But ... It All Makes Sense to Me” (Warner Books), an entertaining memoir that shares insightful stories, wry humor and his unique brand of advice on work ethics, being successful, the advertising community and black colleges.
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