Urban radio pioneer and syndicated morning show personality Tom Joyner sent shockwaves across the airwaves two years ago when he announced that he would be stepping down from his long-running syndicated morning show.
“I’m putting in my two-year notice,” Joyner said on the show. “With the contract that I just signed, at the end of 2019 will be the end of the ‘Tom Joyner Morning Show.’ I want to have a swan song that’s two years long. It’s been a good ride, but like everything, it must come to an end.”
Our city was a part of that swan song Saturday night at Chaifetz Arena. Joyner is saying goodbye personally by way of a concert series that highlights R&B artists that have been in regular rotation over the course of his quarter-century in syndication and nearly 40 years on air. St. Louis was one of the lucky cities to host the Tom Joyner One More Time Experience. The show was presented locally by Radio One St. Louis’ 95.5 FM The Lou and featured R&B veteran Kem and legends Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.
more recommended stories
Virginians push to remember historically black high schools
NORFOLK, Va. — Vivian Monroe-Hester’s high.
$27 Million for Reparations Over Slave Ties Pledged by Seminary
The Princeton Theological Seminary said it.
The Troubling Fate of a 1973 Film About the First Black Man in the C.I.A. (2018)
Ivan Dixon’s “The Spook Who Sat.
Ella Baker’s Legacy Runs Deep. Know Her Name.
Her fighting spirit lives on in.
How Kwame Nkrumah used metaphor as a political weapon against colonialism
Kwame Nkrumah (1912-1972), a pioneering pan-Africanist.
Op-Ed: California’s forgotten slave history
Separated by just 60 miles along.
Remembering the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre When Police Shot Dead Three Unarmed Black Students
The 1968 Orangeburg massacre is one.
The chilling details of Patrice Lumumba’s assassination and how he was dissolved in acid
Since January 17, 1961, no one.
Why Aesha Ash is Wandering Around Inner City Rochester in a Tutu
Growing up in inner city Rochester,.
The Unequal Financial Burden for Black Caregivers
Carlo St. Juste Jr. is on.