Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Tom spent 15 years with WQYK, beginning there in 1988 on the evening shift while a student at USF. He quickly rose to mornings and became assistant music director, then program director, operations manager and, in 1998, general manager. He eventually was named vice-president and general manager for WQYK AM & FM and sister station WYUU-FM.
In spite of his many responsibilities, he continued the morning air shift until 1999 when he gave it up to devote more time to his managerial duties. In January 2003, he pulled up stakes and left his home in Tampa Bay and moved to Chicago’s WUSN-FM (“US 99”), where he became its operations manager and morning on-air personality.
Tom was a board member of the Country Radio Broadcasters and won the CMA award for Best Broadcast Personality in a Major Market in 1996. He died in his sleep March 19, 2004 at his Chicago home of bronchial asthma. He was only 38.
1988 - 1999 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)
1998 - 2003 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Management)