95.1 FM Clubsteppin Chicago is throwing The World’s Largest Day Party honoring Radio Legend “The Fly Jock” Tom Joyner, on December 07, 2019, 11am – 4pm at Chicago State University’s Jacoby Dickens Athletic Center 9501 South King Drive-Chicago, Illinois.
Ironically, the station’s frequency is 95.1 FM; making it the perfect site for this musical takeover.
Historically, during the early-90’s, Tom Joyner earned his nickname “The Fly Jock” and “The Hardest Working Man in Radio” by flying between Dallas and Chicago every weekday for eight years.
Consequently, he grew his syndicated audience to earn more than 7 million weekly listeners during his reign. Taking his position of influence very seriously, Tom is responsible for bringing health and fitness to the forefront among African-American mature audiences with his “Take a Loved-one to the Doctor” Campaign which began as a way to get Black men to visit the doctor to ultimately prevent fatal diseases. Most notably, he is known for his work on behalf of HBCUs, where his goal will continue beyond retirement, to focus on making sure that these schools remain open by helping enrolled students pay tuition, which spawn into the annual infamous Fantastic Voyage Cruise.
“It is easy to see why the entire city is slated to come out in a show of support for the Fly-Jock!” says Tracey V. Bell, Station Owner of 95.1 FM Clubsteppin Chicago. “Tom may be retiring, but 95.1 FM remains dedicated to continuing the work he started, particularly bringing positive news and information to African American mature audiences so that we are better equipped to build quality of life nationwide and in today’s era of technology, globally.”
“I’m coming home Chicago, for The World’s Largest Day Party. Yes, there’s no way I was going to retire and not come back to the city that gave me all of the love and support over the years…and for the food,” said Tom in a statement currently airing on his current radio home in Chicago 95.1 FM, also the current radio home of his former co-host, Bonnie Deshong.
An epic celebration is on par and will feature some of Chicago’s finest cuisines, the Small Business community, the entire 95.1 FM on air team, and a host of celebrity guests. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and Alderman Tony Beale are all expected to be in attendance. Rich in its musical history, partygoers can also anticipate a parade of in-person, video and audio send offs. Attendees should undoubtedly anticipate an impromptu send off from members of Tom’s Fraternity, Omega Psi Phi.