Tom Joyner has always been recognized as a man on the move. He first came to public attention by hosting a morning radio show in Dallas and an afternoon show in Chicago simultaneously for eight years, flying back-and-forth between jobs daily. In the 1990s his popularity soared as the host of a nationally syndicated morning radio program. As nationally syndicated radio programs became a hot trend in the 1990s, Joyner became the biggest star in black radio.
Comedian DL Hughley is hitting airwaves in a big way. He has tapped well-known media personality Jasmine Sanders and rising comedian Steve Wilson to co-host The DL Hughley Show with him.
In addition to airing on Radio One’s Foxy 107.1 and 104.3 in Raleigh, The D.L. Hughley Show will be distributed by REACH Media Inc. which currently reaches an audience of over 12 million listeners, predominantly African American, through radio, as well as digital media.
Hughley, ready to take people on a no holds ride of humor and reality in the afternoons, stated, “I’m very excited to get back to radio and it couldn’t have come at a better time. I think radio fits my sensibility. I want to be fast, I want to be funny, I want to be topical. I want to make people laugh a lot and think a little. Some people want to push the envelope – I want to see if I can singe it a little.”
Hughley established himself as a stand-up comedian propelling to stardom with the Original Kings of Comedy Tour and a subsequent movie release. He went on to a have hit television show, The Hughleys, and has followed that up with a successful best-selling book, comedy specials and television appearances. Known for being astute and politically savvy in true comedian style, D.L. served as host of his own talk show on CNN, D.L. Hughley Breaks the News.
On radio, Hughley previously hosted a fast developing morning show in New York in 2009 -2010.
The D.L. Hughley Show can be heard from 3-7pm on Foxy 107.1 and 104.3 in addition to a live stream at www.foxync.com.