Tommy is from Erwin, TN, born into a family in the radio business. His father and uncle had both worked at WEMB, the hometown radio station, since they were in high school. At the age of 15, he officially got a job there himself and worked part-time through high school graduation.
As soon as the cap and gown were off, he packed his car and moved to Knoxville to attend The University of Tennessee and host the night show on WTXM-FM. Within 18 months, he was hosting afternoon drive and promoted to assistant program director. In August 2000, came an offer to PD WVSR-FM in Charleston, WV. At the age of 19, it was simply an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Tommy had been in Charleston only four months when Clear Channel came knockin’ in early 2001 and he was hired as program director and afternoon host on WKXJ-FM in Chattanooga. Three years later he was promoted to PD and afternoon host at WQEN-FM in Birmingham, AL. It was during his time there that he began picking up additional responsibilities with sister stations in the cluster and assisting PDs in other markets.
In March 2006, Clear Channel promoted him again and he was off to Orlando as PD of WXXL-FM. That turned out to be another short stop. Nine months later 93.3 WFLZ called him to fill a similar capacity.
Today (2009), Tommy continues as PD of the Tampa Clear Channel station and also handles the responsibilities and title of Regional Director of Interactive Services for the Gulf Coast Region.
2006 - 2009 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Program Director)