Tom Joyner Back-To-School Five City Live Broadcast Emphasizes Importance of Education for All Ages THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 5th


The Tom Joyner Morning Show partners with the Cincinnati, Columbia, Memphis, Nashville and Philadelphia communities to take old school and new school…Back to School


Dallas, TX – August 1, 2011– Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, is taking his audience of 8 million back to school with a special live broadcast from five cities simultaneously in an effort to prepare listeners to pursue their educational goals whether entering elementary school, high school, college or going back to earn a degree.  The Tom Joyner Back to School event hits airwaves Friday, August 5th from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST.  

Joyner and the morning show crew, who reach more than eight million listeners in over 105 markets, will once again host the Back to School live events from TJMS affiliate stations in five major markets across the country.  The co-hosts and cities for August 5th include: J Anthony Brown in Memphis, Sybil Wilkes in Nashville, Roland Martin in Philadelphia and comedians Damon Williams and Dominique in Cincinnati and Columbia respectively.  Joyner will anchor the show from the TJMS “Red Velvet Cake” studios in Dallas. 

Other morning show affiliates across the country will hold back to school events as well throughout the month of August.  Listeners are invited to visit any local special broadcast location to participate in activities and receive needed school items as well as useful information to kick off the 2010-2011 school year. 

This year’s national partners and sponsor include NASA, NBA Cares, NFL Play 60 and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.    

“We are proud to be a sponsor of the Tom Joyner Morning Show’s Back to School Day,” says Lonnie G. Bunch, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. “Tom shares our belief that education is the key to preparing our children to meet the difficult challenges of the 21st century.”

For more information regarding the Tom Joyner Back to School campaign and special live broadcast go to (  

About the Tom Joyner Back to School Campaign

Tom Joyner, nationally syndicated radio and television personality, philanthropist and entrepreneur, whose morning show is heard in over 105 markets by an audience of more than eight million listeners, is helping old school and new school go back to school.  Whether in elementary school or college, getting a GED or PhD, the Tom Joyner Morning Show links the community with resources to help students of all ages to succeed.  With support from corporate and community groups the Back to School initiative is designed to support lifelong learning for all ages.  Events and on-air activities for the 2011-2012 school year will take place across the country in five live broadcast markets to support efforts locally, while online activities continue interest and awareness nationally.  This year’s live campaign event takes place on Friday, August 5th.  For more information on the Tom Joyner Back To School campaign please visit

 For more information contact: Maiya Hollie, Public Relations, Reach Media Inc.  (972) 371-5851 or

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