Tom Joyner Celebrates 'Take A Loved One to the Doctor' Campaign All Week
Award-winning radio personality and community activist Tom Joyner features his Take A Loved One to the Doctor (TALOTTD) campaign sponsored by Walmart on the Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) all week long!
TALOTTD health related coverage kicks off Monday October 21st and concludes with our annual “Dr. Day” broadcast on Friday, October 25th. Each day during the week of October 21st, the TJMS will cover a specific health related topic with celebrity guests and doctors.
Tom Joyner Morning Show listeners will be able to text their health related questions to Tom Joyner’s “Text Tom Club” to a different doctor each day the "866.Joyner.6" health care phone lines on Friday October 25th from 6a-10a ET and have specialists from the Ohio State University Medical Center answer medical questions during our live broadcast.
Additional health related content will also be available online at www.BlackAmericaWeb.com.
Monday, Oct 21 MENTAL HEALTH
Tuesday, Oct 22 HEART HEALTH
Wednesday, Oct 23 AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
Thursday, Oct 24 SEXUAL HEALTH
Friday, Oct 25 “DR. DAY” BROADCAST
SCHEDULED GUESTS INCLUDE:
BRANDON MARSHALL, CHICAGO BEARS
DR. JOHN O. AGWUNOBI, WALMART
DR. RACHEL ROSS
DR. EDWARD CHAPPELLE, NATIONAL DENTAL ASSOCIATION
Developed in 2002 to raise preventive health awareness in the African American community, TALOTTD has grown from one day into a full-fledged initiative that impacts more than eight million listeners weekly. The year-long health awareness campaign is heavily promoted through Joyner’s “Get Well Wednesdays” feature.
Joyner and the morning show crew are excited about this weeklong broadcast and according to Tom Joyner, “On the Tom Joyner Morning Show we like to laugh, but our health is nothing to joke about. It isn’t funny that our audience suffers from many health conditions that could be improved, controlled and even eliminated with proper nutrition, exercise and health care. We all know that this is true…But, it’s time to do something about it!”
“Everyone knows someone who REALLY needs to tend to their health but they are too scared, lazy or stubborn to make the effort. The Tom Joyner “Take A Loved One to the Doctor Day” campaign encourages us to take time and compassion to help someone we love get the health attention they need.”
To learn more about TALOTTD visit the micro site on BlackAmericaWeb.com: www.drday.blackamericaweb.com.
About the Tom Joyner Morning Show®
The nation’s #1 syndicated urban morning show, which airs in more than 105 markets reaching nearly 8 million listeners, has distinguished itself over the years as continuously giving back to its audience with quality programming, highly popular promotions, special events and philanthropy. Since 1999, Joyner has raised more than $60 million to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities with the Tom Joyner Foundation. The Morning Show with co-hosts Sybil Wilkes, J. Anthony Brown also features senior news analyst and Roland Martin as well as “Inside Her Story” with Jacque Reid on Tuesday and Friday. CNN Newsroom Anchor Don Lemon contributes commentary on twice a week. Joyner's website BlackAmericaweb.com generally logs more than 15 million page views 1.5 million unique visitors on a monthly basis; with exclusive content from the top radio shows in urban radio along with news, entertainment, and lifestyle reports relevant to the black community. Facebook: www.facebook.com/TomJoynerMorningShow and Twitter: @TJMShow
About Take A Loved One to the Doctor ®
Take A Loved One to the Doctor® (TALOTTD) is a targeted campaign to raise health awareness in the Black community. This initiative launched in 2002 between the Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration. Since then, Tom continues to encourage his listeners to be proactive about their health by making appointments for themselves and a loved one to visit health professionals.