I'm Just a DJ But...It Makes Sense to Me

I'm Just a DJ But...It Makes Sense to Me

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by Tom Joyner, Mary Flowers Boyce, Tom Joyner Enterprises
     
 

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Hall of Fame disc jockey Tom Joyner uses his signature brand of humor to discuss everything from business to careers to relationships as he shares the insights and lessons he's learned along the way.Now the host of a radio show that is the most popular media outlet ever among African Americans, Joyner started his career at a small AM radio station in his home state of… See more details below

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Hall of Fame disc jockey Tom Joyner uses his signature brand of humor to discuss everything from business to careers to relationships as he shares the insights and lessons he's learned along the way.Now the host of a radio show that is the most popular media outlet ever among African Americans, Joyner started his career at a small AM radio station in his home state of Alabama, working his way across the midwest, and eventually landing in Chicago.In 1985, he made headlines as "The Hardest Working Man in Radio" when he worked a morning show in Dallas in addition to his afternoon show in Chicago. His daily commute earned him the nickname "The Fly Jock." In 1994, he convinced ABC Radio to syndicate his program, and The Tom Joyner Show?a mix of comedy music, and guests who range from Stevie Wonder to Tipper Gore?was born.

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Library Journal
Joyner is known as the hardest-working man in radio primarily for his commute between stations in Chicago and Dallas. Now he is syndicated and reaching eight million listeners in 115 markets. He has also created a foundation to support historically black colleges and universities. The themes of hard work and education are elemental to this part autobiography, part self-help book. The author speaks about the importance of the African American community he grew up in and how living there in combination with the experience of attending a historically black college (Tuskegee Institute) helped make him a strong African American man, ready to face the world. Joyner pokes fun at his failures and at himself, noting that he graduated with barely a "C" average but has created successful business ventures. He loves food and grew up as one of the fattest kids on the block but has finally found success with his weight. He also provides behind-the-scenes stories about his radio show, which will make those who don't listen want to start tuning in. A fun book that will find lots of listeners within as well as outside the African American community.-Danna Bell-Russel, Library of Congress Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780759514492
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

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