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- Summer Concert Series
- Listener Society
Tom grew up in the northernmost suburb of Chicago, which happened to be in the state of Wisconsin. The first concert he ever attended without parental supervision was Pete Seeger and Tom has been a fan of socially relevant music ever since.
After spending many years hitch hiking around the country, at one time living at 9800 feet altitude in the Rocky Mountains without electricity or plumbing for a year, Tom got off the road and on a dare from a young lady applied for a job at a radio station in Milwaukee -- and, got it. Much to his surprise he found an environment that encouraged freedom of thought and he has been hanging out in radio stations ever since
The broadcast odyssey has given Tom the opportunity to manage hugely successful stations in Oklahoma City, Greensboro-Winston - Salem, Memphis and New Orleans, where he was based for approximately 18 years. Stations under Tom's supervision were known nationally for their success, being nominated for many national awards including the most prestigious NAB Marconi Award four times.
Now he finally is involved with a radio station, 101.5 the valley's music place, that represents the best of what he believes a local radio station should be -- Passionately involved with the listener, An advocate for the community, An opportunity for new music to sampled.
Tom and his Scottish Terrier, Hamish, can often be found at the dog park. He also likes live music, sprightly conversation, and watching people discover how great they can be when they discover their passions.
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Annemarie is a native of Salem, Virginia, a Roanoke Catholic High School and Radford University graduate. After studying Elementary Education for the first three years of her college career, she switched over to Communications with a concentration in Public Relations.
Although Annemarie is a Virginia native, she has Louisiana and Minnesota blood running through her veins with her mother being from the end of the Mississippi and her father from the beginning of the Mississippi. She loves to travel and has been all over the country.
Volunteer work is especially close to Annemarie's heart; she is a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia as well as Chair of Race Programs for Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure. She believes that working at 101.5 the valley's music place has helped with her volunteer heart because she knows she is helping grow this great community we all live in!
Rob started his career as a stand up comic touring across the country working with such acts as Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Billy Gardell, and Weird Al. Then he got an offer to write and create bits for a local morning show before getting a show of his own. A decade later, Rob left to work in television where as a Producer, On Air Talent and eventually Program Director., he won cable television’s “Impact Award”
Rob later went into business working for production companies and found himself on the road again. “I started to forget what the inside of my house looked like." Rob came to 101.5 in February of 2012 and is currently the Operations Manager and Morning Show Host. Rob loves it here, if he could sum it up with one word…positive.
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