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Tom Joyner ends radio show and shares the secret to his success

Posted at 11:15 AM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 11:15:35-05

Radio host Tom Joyner signed off on his radio show for the last time Friday morning.

The “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” which reaches nearly 8 million listeners nationwide, focuses on African-American culture.

He told CBS News that “super serving” the African-American community has been the secret to his success.

“Don’t worry about crossover,” he told CBS News. “Just super serve, super serve, super serve. Anything that affects African Americans– that’s what you do. Just worry about connecting to people and their needs.”

Joyner, who started his national radio show in 1994, said he now plans to focus his time on helping the next generation.

“I’m just gonna be concentrating on raising money and putting it in the hands of college students to help their tuition at historically black colleges,” he said. “That’s my goal.”

Joyner said he hoped his successor Rickey Smiley continues to super serve the African American community and give back to those in need.