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.