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Joyner was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, and received a degree in sociology from Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University). While a student at Tuskegee Joyner joined the fraternity Omega Psi Phi.
[edit] Radio career

He began his broadcasting career in Montgomery, Alabama immediately upon graduation, and worked at a number of radio stations in the American South, before moving to Chicago at WJPC () (now WNTD).

In the mid-1980s, Joyner was simultaneously offered two positions: one for a 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 ” 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 at both stations.

In 1994, Joyner was signed by ABC to host a nationally-syndicated program, The 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. Also featured celebrity guests, on-site remotes (called “Sky Shows”), and an on-air soap opera, It’s Your World. is a prominent sponsor of the radio show, especially Joyner’s “Sky Shows,” and free round-trip airfare to any destination that Southwest flies to is a recurring giveaway on his show.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. im a 40 year old recovering addict from w-s,nc. currently stay in durham, nc in a substance abuse program for women and children i have 2 children i wake up every morning to the tom joyner morning show 12/2/10 you had el debarge on and he touched my heart because i can relate to his situation. i feel like GOD gave me a second chance also so his song really touched me im hoping to get to a certain level in my program so that i can be a productive member of society but they wont let me move up because of the fact i dont have 250 dollars in my banking account its hard raising 2 children on a welfare check and trying to save at the same time i need help because i also want to attend college for dental assistance but if i dont get to this certain level i cant do anything but recover i dont want to leave the program i want to complete its a year program if i could get some assistance i would surly appreciate it i have other needs but i can work on them if only i can get to the level i need to be at

  2. Hello Tom. Just a note to suggest you send message to black artist and song writers to create a song in tribute to President Obama for the destruction of Bin Laden. I believe it would be a great contibution to America.

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