Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 June 2019

352 Pages | 8

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190870188

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Black Radio/Black Resistance

The Life & Times of the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Micaela di Leonardo

  • With poignancy and humor, covers the history of The Tom Joyner Morning Show, showcasing both its wry, gallows humor, powerful progressive politics, and its resistance in the age of Trump
  • Focuses on a so far grossly under-studied show, and further on working-class black adults, or, rather, "grown and sexy baby boomers," the show's primary audience
  • Foregrounds the continued importance of "old media," or radio, against the current digital revolution in media and documents the growing progressive, cross-medium news sphere
  • Discusses the predominantly progressive politics of African Americans, including support of pro-women's and LBGTQ rights, social democracy, and civil rights for all, including refugees and other race-minority populations
  • Provides a sweeping sense of the history of African American music and radio since the 1950s