Joe Madison

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Date of Birth June 16, 1949
Place of Birth Ohio
Age 71 years old
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Joe Madison

Joseph Madison, alternatively known as "The Black Eagle" or "Madison", is an American radio talk-show host and activist.

Born: Joseph Edward Madison, Jun 16, 1949, Dayton, Ohio
Education: Washington University, B.A, 1971 (sociology)
Occupation: Talk Show Host, Commentator
Board member of: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1986–~1999, Operation Big Vote, 1978, American Red Cross, 2013
Spouse(s): Sherry (m. in or before 1978)
Children: Shawna, Jason, Monesha, Michelle
Parent(s): Nancy Stone and Felix Madison
Awards: Freedom of Speech Award, Talkers Magazine, April 2008, Americans Noteworthy Community Leaders, Jaycees, 1976-78, Man of the Year, Black American Women's Hall of Fame, 1980, Men to Watch in the 1980's, Detroit Monthly Magazine, Nation's 50 Leaders of the Future, Ebony Magazine, Top Ten Newsmaker, Crain's Detroit Business, Achievement in Radio Award for Best Non-Drive Time Radio Show, Best Spot News Bdcast, finalist, Best New Talent Award, honorary Kentucky colonel, Member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity
Website: Joe Madison's Official site

About Joe Madison

Famous for his radio hosting work on WXYZ-AM (Detroit), WWRC-AM and WOL-AM (Washington D.C.), and SIRIUS XM, he became known for addressing racial issues and a number of other socially significant topics in his broadcasts.

Before Fame

After earning his bachelor's degree in sociology from Washington University in St. Louis, he became the youngest-ever Executive Director of the Detroit branch of the NAACP.


In late February of 2015, he set a Guinness World Record with a fifty-two-hour-long SIRIUS XM broadcast.

Family Life

Raised in Dayton, Ohio, in an African-American family with roots in Mozambique and Sierra Leone, he later settled in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Sherry, and the couple's children.


He and Donnie Simpson are both Midwestern-born, Washington D.C.-area radio personalities.

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Latest information about Joe Madison updated on October 28, 2020.

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