Arts and Entertainment

Radio Shows

Who are the leading black radio hosts from the late twentieth century into the new millennium?

Popular black radio show hosts of this era include a number of successful broadcasters, among them Tom Joyner, who began in Dallas in the 1980s. He later moved to Chicago and, in 1994, launched the The Tom Joyner Morning Show, featuring rhythm and blues, celebrities, comedy, news, and political commentary. Joyner also promotes education by raising money for black colleges. Beginning in the early 1990s, Steve Harvey has had a highly successful career in radio, film, comedy, and television. On his program, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Harvey offers advice to callers. He also hosts the well-known Family Feud game show. His popular book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, published in 2009, has brought him even more acclaim. Among these hosts there is also Wendy Williams, who in the late 1980s launched a morning show on KISS FM. Her show was syndicated in 2001 and broadcast in several cities. She moved to television in 2009 and began her television feature, The Wendy Williams Show.


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