It can truthfully be said that Rick Joyner is a voice in more ways than one. Embodying the elements of class, wit and compassion for humanity, Joyner tactfully makes a difference wherever he goes. Known nationwide as an eloquent broadcaster, speaker and businessman, Joyner’s broadcast career began in Memphis, TN (where he was reared) over 27 years ago. He attended Memphis State University, majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and later honing his skills by working for several Memphis radio stations including K-97, WLOK and Magic 101.
Joyner has served in many capacities within the industry including Music Director and Program Director in Jackson, TN, Nashville, St. Louis, and Tupelo, MS to name a few. In Atlanta he served as Music Director and host of “The Praise Party” for “The Light” on the Sheridan Gospel Network for seven years, and in 2004 was named Sr. V.P. of Urban and Traditional Acquisitions & Programming for Gospel Music Channel.
Joyner has been lauded well for his accomplishments. As such, some honors include induction into the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame, as well as recipient of the Favorite Network Personality of the Year award four consecutive years. To his credit, Joyner promotes laughter through his Comedy C.D. entitled, “The Best of Rick Joyner & Mother on the Radio.” Additionally, he serves as an Associate Minister of the Beulah Baptist Church in metro Atlanta (Decatur) under the leadership of Rev. Jerry D. Black.
In 2003, Joyner became greatly involved in community service issues throughout the country by forming The Rick Joyner Foundation. This non-profit 501(c) (3) organization focuses on providing assistance to single-parent families and under-privileged children, as well as providing resources for those addicted to drugs and alcohol to get help.
We are happy to have Mr. Rick Joyner as part of the WJNI 106.3 FM Family.