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Nationally Syndicated Radio Personality Tom Joyner Offers The Voice of Black America: 'In Our Own Words: Katrina, One Year Later'

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2006-08-27 22:36:23     
REACH Media, Inc.

Tom Joyner, labeled the "Voice of Katrina," is bringing the power of his nationally syndicated radio show, and his Foundation to energize the recovery of New Orleans, one year after one of the nation's worst natural disasters.

To help shed light on the on-going issues, with more than 1 million registered members -- has started a five-part series that explores various aspects of life in New Orleans now and what the future holds. The website features articles, a poignant photo gallery and gut-wrenching downloadable audio from the families trying to recover.

Joyner, host of the nation's #1 syndicated urban radio show, will donate $100,000 each to Xavier University, Dillard University and Southern University at New Orleans, three of the black colleges most heavily affected by Katrina's storm. The BlackAmericaWeb.com Relief Fund(R), which distributed nearly $3 million in assistance last year, will distribute another $50,000 to families who are still recovering. Several of these families are expected to attend the Aug. 29th broadcast of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, which will be live in front of the Harrah's Casino on Canal Street.

Joyner will air a series of editorial and musical vignettes on various aspects of how Katrina impacted lives in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Tom Joyner Morning Show affiliates WYLD-FM 98.5 in New Orleans; WDLT-FM 98.3 in Mobile, AL and WJZD-FM 94.5 in Biloxi, MS will be among the contributors.

About REACH Media Inc. REACH Media, Inc. founded by radio and television personality, philanthropist and entrepreneur Tom Joyner, is a multi-media company formed as the parent company of The Tom Joyner Morning Show and several other businesses that target African-Americans through radio, television, event production and the Internet. Radio One (Nasdaq: ROIAK; ROIA), the nation's seventh largest radio broadcasting company (based on 2005 net broadcast revenue) and the largest radio broadcasting company that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners, owns 51% of Reach Media. In addition to the Tom Joyner Morning Show, REACH Media also produces the Tom Joyner Family Reunion @ Walt Disney World Resorts, a three-day Labor Day Weekend event, featuring top-name performers, comedians, seminars and access to the theme parks.

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