In 2005, a nationally syndicated television show, The Tom Joyner Show, was launched with Joyner as emcee of a one-hour comedy/variety show, combining sketch comedy featuring the Tom Joyner Show Players (his co-hosts from the radio show), talent contests, and musical performances by such artists as Earth, Wind and Fire, Brian McKnight, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Toni Braxton. The show attracted advertisers such as McDonalds, Chrysler Corporation, WalMart and Southwest Airlines.
While the program achieved top ratings for a weekly syndicated program themed to African American viewers –even taking the number one show position although it was in a late night time slot– in such markets as New York and Atlanta, affiliates in other markets were reluctant to upgrade the show to prime time for a targeted audience. Without the opportunity to reach a larger audience in earlier time slots and achieve greater revenues, the show had limited ability to offset the residuals and music clearances required by the many performers appearing on the show. Despite award recognition, in May 2006, Joyner decided not to continue due to production costs related to the music variety show concept. Re-runs are shown on TV One cable channel.
The accomplished award-winning veteran, Kandi Eastman joined the Majic family in 1994 after having renowned success as a station manager and music director at WRBB, Boston’s top-rated college station and on-air positions at Boston’s WILD, Raleigh NC’s WQOK and Norfolk, VA’s WOWI.
To date, Kandi has received considerable recognition and has earned numerous honors and awards for her contributions in the radio industry and for her efforts in improving and inspiring the Houston community. She has received such recognition form the likes of the City of Houston’s Mayor, the U.S. Congresswoman Representative of Texas and through features in such magazines as Essence and Today’s Black Woman.
Never short of selfless sacrificial giving of her time, talents and community service, Kandi manages to maintain a balance between her career, marriage and motherhood. She attributes her success to a strong faith in God and family.
Sending a special shout-out of her own, she acknowledges her loving and supportive husband, Reginald, and the gems of her heart, their three sons, Amir-20 yrs, Tahj- 18 yrs and Jakevius-14yrs.
Black Pearls by Eric V. Copage: Daily @ 10:45am
Inspirational Wednesday: Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm
“2009 Who’s Who in Black Houston”
“Citizen of the Year” courtesy of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity/ Rho Beta Chapter
2009 Live Endorsements include: McDonald’s, Hasbro, Avon, Dannon, Stewart Cadillac, Rx for Brown Skin, TNT’s Hawthorne and HEB.
Hosted over one thousand concerts, community and social events.
Jeff Harrison is the Program Director and Afternoon Drive Air Personality for Majic 102.1.
Jeff began his career in San Bernardino, California as an announcer for the local college station KVCR. After two years, Jeff parlayed this experience into an announcer job in Flint, Michigan at WAMM-FM. During his tenure there, Jeff won Billboard Magazine’s Air Personality of the Year Award.
After leaving Flint, Michigan, Jeff worked as an announcer at WHAT Radio in Philadelphia, and later WJPC Radio in Chicago. Five years later, Jeff left Chicago to work mornings at KDIA in San Francisco, where he also served as Program Director.
Jeff worked in San Francisco for nine years, where under his direction as Program Director, KDIA achieved its highest Arbitron ratings ever. While also in California, Jeff spent two years at KBLX/KRE Radio in Berkley. There he also enjoyed ratings success as Program Director and Afternoon Air Personality.
Jeff later joined KMJQ-FM/Majic 102.1 in Houston, Texas, where he stayed for six successful years. As the Afternoon Drive Personality, Jeff consistently earned top ratings within the station’s Adult 25-54 demographic target, ranking #1 and #2 in the Arbitron ratings during that six-year period.
Jeff then left Houston to join the staff of “The Wave”, KTWV, 93.3-FM in San Francisco as the Music Director and Morning Air Personality – where he stayed for nearly two years.
Missing Houston, Jeff rejoined the staff at KMJQ-FM/Majic 102.1 in 2003. Jeff feels the success of any radio station is due, in large part, to being in touch with the “pulse” of the community, creating an on-air format that is stimulating, and has enormous mass appeal. He attributes his success to being in tune with the needs and desires of the station’s listeners.
Jeff’s roster of endorsements have included:
Munday Chevrolet Time Warner Cable
Red Lobster Quick Weight-Loss
Munday Mazda The Greensheet
Sprint PCS Ortho
Marco Spoon host of “The Quiet Storm” radio show heard on Majic 102.1, Houston’s number one rated radio show from 7pm to midnight weekdays since the late 90′s.
The award-winning radio personality and voice over specialist known for his golden voice and smooth style has been heard on national radio and tv commercials for artist like Whitney Houston, Boys II Men, Will Downing, Natalie Cole. With a mellow shift of gears, he’s been the spokesmen for Kraft, Mcdonalds, Sears, Coke just to name a few.
Marco Spoon perfected his talents by attending the Ohio School of Broadcasting, he began his professional radio career at WABQ, WZZP, and WJMO in Cleveland, moved to Chicago’s major urban/contemporary radio stations WGCI and WBMX where he was also Program and Music Director. Marco advanced into the Los Angeles market where he headed the Operation of Programming for Stevie Wonder’s owned KJLH, also did evenings at KDAY. Gained national acclaim at WKYS in Washington D.C., where he also hosted the D.C. Lottery’s Radio and TV drawings. At WDAS in Philly hosted the weekend jazz show.
Marco Spoon, a thiry-five year broadcast specialist has produced syndicated radio programs, directed TV show for cable television and recorded songs heard throughout the United States and Europe.