Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) – On Monday, Fort Wayne was in the national spotlight on radio stations across the country. Radio Hall of Fame inductee Tom Joyner broadcasted his nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show live from the B96.9 studio at 2000 Lower Huntington Road.
Joyner arrived in Fort Wayne Sunday night. A reception was held for his morning team at Indiana Tech. Joyner has worked at stations across the country but was propelled to fame in the 1980’s when he took on the exhausting schedule of working morning drive time in Dallas then flying to Chicago for an afternoon shift. He did this Monday through Friday schedule for years and became known as “The Fly Jock” and “The Hardest Working Man in Radio”. In 1998 Joyner was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. His show reaches millions of listeners everyday.
In addition to his morning radio show, Joyner is the founder of Reach Media Inc, the Tom Joyner Foundation and Blackamericaweb.com. A luncheon was held in his honor Monday, June 15th at Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Development. Mayor Tom Henry will be on hand. Joyner will talk with WANE-TV’s Terra Brantley at NewsChannel 15 at noon.