Donnie McClurkin is a busy man these days. He put in another appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) annual convention in San Diego. There, McClurkin, who is also a diabetic, spoke and performed on the opening day of the convention during the morning session, sharing the stage with everyone’s favorite doctor, Mehmet C. Oz M.D., or Dr. Oz. An onstage interview with the two men is former CBS Early Show host, Rene Syler.
McClurkin also works in the media; he hosts a nationally syndicated radio broadcast, “The Donnie McClurkin Show,” which airs in more than 60 markets.
The show now includes a second hour, called “Gospel Gold,” which highlights classic gospel songs from influential artists including Andrae Crouch, The Hawkins, The Staple Singers, Clara Ward and the legendary James Cleveland. In addition there’s a new segment called “Donnie’s All- Star Kids,” which focuses on children who are doing amazing things in their personal lives and in their community.
“My true excitement about the radio show comes from being able to be interactive while reaching several million people. Through radio, internet, and technology I’m able to communicate with the “All Star Kid” segment and our “Kid Bits” segment,” Donnie said in a statement. “Kids call in to ask me about the bible or any subject. We’re able to interact with listeners on-line taking telephone calls from people all over the world.”