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The Daily Drum Media Group

(part of Roger Johnson Enterprizes) was founded with one idea in mind…to connect the diverse communities of Eastern North Carolina through timely, relevant, and insightful news commentary, and advertising relevant to daily living in this unique area.

As our market place has grown so have our service offerings. In addition to The Daily Drum, we now publish the widely read Carolina Today, and our ad services department represent clients in host of media ranging from Radio, television, and outdoor media.

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The Daily Drum is a free, bi-weekly news magazine and website about politics, business, life and leisure in Eastern North Carolina. In the print edition of the edition, you’ll find a weekly calendar, articles about arts, music, and personalities, and compelling stories about what makes Eastern North Carolina tick, from its centers of power to the people living on its fringes.

The Daily Drum Media Group is also a media company that publishes Carolina Today and provides advertising services across a variety of media including television, radio, and outdoor ad solutions.

If there is an audience your business needs to reach, chances are we’ve got a solution that will work. Give us a call today or use the contact form below and put together a marketing plan to help take your business to the next level.

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About US

Some 26 years ago I left radio station WOOW with a check in my pocket for 180.00 of which I handed over to my potential landlord Atty. Lanier informing him that I did not have the first months rent for the office but I would pay the balance in the near future.


Commissioner McLawhorn

At that time my vehicle was not running and Commissioner Melvin Mclawhorn had to offer me a ride home and I had a son on the way. Pitt Co. Commissioner Mclawhorn just encouraged me to keep my head up as he gave me a lift.

That Monday my first client was Will Rogers Carpet & Rugs who paid me for the entire year and that was the nexus of my financing for the newspapers that has endured over 26 years. There were many angels along the way including the late great Rev. Randy Royal who was a tremendous supporter, the late great Rev, Herb Gardner was a great supporter and source of inspiration, there was also King Gardner, Judge Martin, Atty’s Mark Owens Jr. and Atty. Mark Owens III, Rev. David L. Moore and of course the man that took a chance on me Jim Rouse, owner of The Minority Voice and radio station WOOW. The list is too long to name everyone, but I would like to take this time to thank everyone for their support as a helping hand goes a long, long way.

Roger P.Johnson Publisher/ Daily Drum & Carolina Today

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