Troy Johnson has made a significant transformation from "hip-hop", to "hot talk", and from the "blogosphere", to the newsroom. Troy has over 20 years of broadcast experience from mainstream urban radio, to talk radio, and news. He and his radio partner Marc Clarke produced a cutting edge live video stream and blog on the Baltimore Sun website. They are also the driving force behind The Breakfast Flakes...the pen name they use to record parody songs.
As a broadcaster Troy's unique point of view and humor has always added a refreshing twist to the issues of the day. Troy also served as Executive Director of People 75, Baltimore's public access television station, and has now returned to his radio roots, teaming up with his partner Marc Clarke to host a program on WHUR called The Hang Suite. The Hang Suite is the #1 Saturday night show in Washington, DC. He also hosted The Hang Suite on H.U.R. Voices, channel 141 on Sirius/XM. Troy was a news anchor on 99.1 WNEW, in Washington DC, and curently anchors the news on Baltimore's WBAL NewsRadio 1090. He also presents the 'Talk Around Town' news segment weekly on NBC 4 in DC.
Troy's was an original member of The Big Phat Morning Show on Radio One's 92Q, and helped make that show #1 in Baltimore. He then created, and produced The Troy Johnson Show on CBS Radio's FM Talk 1057, a slick and innovative program that was not only funny, but also focused on educating and informing the community. By sparking dialogue and debate, The Troy Johnson Show generated a buzz with the listeners of Baltimore, and beyond.
Originally from Chicago, Troy is a broadcast veteran, with stints at premier radio stations in Indianapolis, St. Louis, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. He has been recognized for his achievements as a broadcaster with numerous awards and honors including a Marconi Award from the St. Louis Radio Association for Best Male Talent, the 2000 Baltimore Achievement In Radio Awards for Best Morning Show and Best New Talent in Market, The Key to the City of Baltimore in 2002, The Mayor's Business Recognition Award in 2002 for outstanding work on the Baltimore Believe Campaign, and a Governor's Citation in 2006 for his contributions to Maryland.
Troy attended Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. He was a two-term President of the Association of Black Media Workers, the local chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, and also served on the national board, as a regional director.
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@burnquist381: That IS sayin' sumpthin'! LOL! THanks for the love!