Nationally syndicated radio host Tom Joyner will be the featured speaker at the Radio Show Luncheon, held Friday, September 21. The luncheon, sponsored by Katz Media Group, will take place during the 2012 Radio Show, jointly produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), September 19-21 in Dallas.
"Tom is a driving force in Radio. He continues to have a profound impact on his listeners and on the important causes he champions," said NAB Executive Vice President, Radio, John David. "We look forward to hearing about the factors that have led to his success."
Influential radio personality, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tom Joyner has earned almost every top radio award in the country, including induction into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2000, and the title "The Hardest Working Man in Radio." His number one syndicated urban morning show features a mix of compelling content, humor and music, reaching over 8 million listeners in 105 markets. While the program attracts national leaders and celebrities, his featured recognition of achievements in the community by individuals to weekly praise for listener-solicited mothers and fathers has become a signature for Joyner.
The show has distinguished itself over the years as continuously giving back to its audience as well as providing quality programming. Focused on the community, Joyner employs the slogan "The Party with a Purpose" for his morning show and remains dedicated to entertaining, informing and empowering.
Joyner is founder of REACH Media Inc., the Tom Joyner Foundation and BlackAmericaWeb.com. The Tom Joyner Foundation has raised more than $60 million since 1998 for African American students in need at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Joyner created BlackAmericaWeb.com, with over 1.5 million registered users, to mobilize the African-American community by 'super serving' his audience with timely and relevant information and producing a wide variety of entertaining events.
Joyner has led voter registration drives and major fundraising initiatives to help communities, families and students affected by natural disasters. He has also been proactive in the expressing the importance in multicultural advertising and continues to raise health awareness among African Americans with the annual 'Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day'.
The Radio Show Luncheon will also include the presentation of the National Radio Award to Dan Mason, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of CBS Radio.
About the Radio Show
The 2012 Radio Show, produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), will be held September 19-21 in Dallas. This year's show brings radio broadcasters and industry colleagues together to share knowledge, discover the latest innovations, network with industry leaders and explore creative business strategies to help radio flourish in the digital age. To learn more about the 2012 Radio Show, visit www.radioshowweb.com.
News media registration is now available for the Radio Show.
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