Tom Joyner

Radio Personality
Born Nov 23, 1949

Thomas "Tom" Joyner is an American radio host, host of the nationally syndicated The Tom Joyner Morning Show, and also founder of REACH Media Inc. , the Tom Joyner Foundation, and BlackAmericaWeb. com.

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1949 Birth Born on November 23, 1949.


1978 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Joyner had been involved in college radio, and after graduation, he began his broadcasting career in Montgomery, Alabama immediately upon graduation, and worked at a number of radio stations in the South and Midwest, including stations in Memphis and St. Louis, before moving to Chicago in early 1978. … Read More


1985 35 Years Old In 1985, 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. … Read More


1994 44 Years Old In 1994, Joyner was signed by ABC Radio Networks to host 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. … Read More


2000 50 Years Old With his first wife Dora, Joyner has two sons, Thomas Jr. and Oscar, whom he calls "Killer" and "Thriller". After divorcing his first wife, he married celebrity aerobics instructor/fitness expert Donna Richardson in July 2000. The two divorced in May 2012. … Read More
2005 55 Years Old In 2005, a nationally syndicated television show, The Tom Joyner Show, was launched with Joyner as emcee of a one-hour comedy/variety show, combining sketch comedy featuring the Tom Joyner Show Players (his co-hosts from the radio show), talent contests, and musical performances by such artists as Earth, Wind and Fire, Brian McKnight, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Toni Braxton. … Read More
2006 56 Years Old Despite award recognition, in May 2006, Joyner decided not to continue due to production costs related to the music variety show concept. … Read More
2009 59 Years Old 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. … Read More


2011 61 Years Old Joyner is participating in the 2011 Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's™ to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's research, care and support. … Read More
2013 63 Years Old …  Joyner was inducted into The Official R&B Music Hall of Fame on August 17, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio, at Cleveland State University.
2015 65 Years Old On June 28, 2015, Joyner was awarded the Humanitarian Award at the 2015 BET Awards.
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