Tom has been a radio host since 1989. He began programming Classical Music with the LVCBA at WMUH-FM the radio station at Muhlenberg College.
Shortly after he began hosting a Folk Music program Sunday in the Mountains which featured Bluegrass and Old-Time Music. In 1990 he began hosting a Classical Music program at WXLV-FM and soon after moved Sunday in the Mountains to WXLV. Later he began programming Americana Music at the station. He is no longer is affiliated with WMUH or WXLV.
He served on the programming committee for WDIY and created the Folk Music programs for the new station. His program In The Tradition has been broadcast continuously since WDIY signed on the air in 2005. Tom also is the occasional host of Sunday Folk.
Tom produces and hosts the nationally syndicated program The Sing Out!
Radio Magazine. The program was initially produced at WDIY but is now created at Little Cat Records Studio, Tom's home production studio. The weekly program is syndicated in over 30 markets and available as a podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and the Sing Out! website www.singout.org.
He has also written for the magazine.
Tom is a retired nurse and a lifelong musician. He teaches Old-Time Banjo and Guitar at his home studio and at Meadowood Music in Blandon PA. He performs with his wife Betty, his son Nathan and his friend Norm Williams. He has also been active at the Augusta Heritage Workshops at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins West Virginia as a student, teacher and coordinator since 1986. In the past he taught a radio production class at Augusta. Tom studied Classical Music at Kutztown State College (University) in the early 1970's.
Tom's radio philosophy is "It's about the Music, not about you so get out of the way."