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Black Radio/Black Resistance: The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Micaela di Leonardo


Black Radio is a window into the most famous radio show you never heard of. The Tom Joyner Morning Show is a quarter-century-old syndicated black morning radio show reaching more than eight million adult, largely working-class listeners. It offers progressive political talk, soul music, humor, advice, philanthropy, and celebrity gossip. But the TJMS is not just an adult “old-school music” radio show: it is an on-air organizer, fusing progressive politics and aesthetics. It focuses on specific political issues affecting and enraging African Americans. Black Radio analyzes the TJMS’s rise in the ... More

Keywords: black radio, African American studies, media studies, U.S. politics, civil rights, women’s rights/feminism, LBGTQ rights, African American humor, soul music, Tom Joyner Morning Show

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190870195
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190870195.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Micaela di Leonardo, author
Northwestern University