Known as “The Black Eagle,” Joe Madison is a legendary voice in radio and a recognized human and civil rights activist.
Joe began his storied talk radio career at WXYZ-AM/WXYT-AM in Detroit – then continued his broadcast journey to FM talk station WWDB in Philadelphia; both WRC and WOL-AM in Washington, DC, and ultimately Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
On his daily morning program, Joe demands action against injustice and challenges his audience with an important question: “What are you going to do about it?”
Throughout his storied radio career, Joe has broken ground, broken records, and has been a leader in the community. Some notable achievements:
- Joe conducted three interviews with President Barack Obama, one in the Oval Office
- Joe conducted three interviews with First Lady Michelle Obama
- Joe conducted three interviews with Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign
- Joe broke the Guinness World Record for “longest marathon hosting a radio talk show” (52 hours live) – raising over $200,000 for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Joe hosted the exclusive live radio broadcast of the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, attended by President Obama and President George W. Bush
- Joe made history in 2015 as the first national talk show in America broadcasting live from Cuba in more than 50 years
- When disaster strikes, “The Black Eagle” flies into action. Joe traveled to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake; assisted relief workers in the Gulf States after Hurricane Katrina, and – to raise awareness of genocide in Sudan – Madison led 90 straight days of demonstrations and peaceful arrests in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, DC. He also traveled to war zones in southern Sudan to deliver survival kits to refugees and participate in the freeing of over 7,000 slaves
- Joe has led successful campaigns to honor comedian Dick Gregory and Motown artists The Four Tops with long overdue stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Joe has received a multitude of awards – including an NAACP Image Award, Detroit’s Achievement in Radio Award, Talker’s Magazine Outstanding Community Service Award, and many other regional honors
- Joe currently serves on the Board of Directors for The American Red Cross and was a board member of the NAACP for more than ten years.