Drive For The Dream
Tyrone Bynum is the CEO, host and producer of Black Perspective, a syndicated television program. The syndicated show aired weekly on AUTVN, a national network in the late 1990s. Black Perspective has aired on various local and statewide television broadcasts for more than two decades. Mr. Bynum is no stranger to radio. In 1997, he hosted the “Tyrone Bynum Show” on WKWM-AM (1140). In a 2003 Grand Rapids Press article entitled, “Talk-radio gig give Bynum’s listeners a voice”, he stated “Radio right now is the vehicle of tomorrow in interacting and influencing society and political ideology, he said, pointing to national hosts such as Rush Limbaugh. Not that I want people to think one way or another, but I want people to think.” In 2004, he became one of the first African American General Managers in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He managed WMFN-AM (640), an Urban Adult Contemporary 24-hour radio broadcast for four years. This media veteran is the current host for Drive for the Dream on WPRR, Incorporated-Public Reality Radio.
Tyrone has featured important guests such as: Former United Stated President Bill Clinton, Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, Former Secretary of State John Kerry, Valerie Jarrett, Former United States Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan, the late Barry White, Jamie Foxx, Damon Wayans, and several other national and local political, education, and entertainers.
Tyrone owned his own newspaper called, “The Other Side” in the early 1990s. He has been featured in several newspaper articles, local, and national magazines. In 1992, he single-handedly organized the Memorial Day Parade that was in the process of cancellation in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 1992, Mr. Bynum ran as a candidate in a tough City Commissioner race against a long-time incumbent in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was an advisor and actor in the two man play entitled: “Two In A Million: Journey of a Lifetime.” He helped to spearhead and teach a math and science program for the Kalamazoo Public School district for at-risk students. Mr. Bynum has taught math and science as an adjunct professor in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, university and community colleges. He is an active member for several community relation boards. He has helped hundreds of people register to vote and find employment. He participated in several civil rights movements including the memorable "Million Man March" in 1995. Mr. Bynum was recognized as a recipient of the 2007 Giant Among Giants WILLIAM GLEN TRAILBLAZER an award given to African American men and women whose vision, leadership, and hard work define them as Giants.
Tyrone is a devoted husband of more than three decades and dedicated father to his two daughters and two sons. He is a United States Air Force veteran, worked in the field of electronics for the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, an electronic lab supervisor in the Engineering and Automotive department and later a lab supervisor for the Physics department at Western Michigan University. He is a Political Science and Math college graduate from Western Michigan University and a recent law school graduate of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Mr. Bynum is committed to continue his mission to serve the community and remain focused on Civil Rights and the challenging socioeconomic issues that confront everyone.