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Tommy's Bio

Tommy Tucker's bio


Who the heck is Tommy Tucker, anyway?

How do you describe a cloud formation? Or that perfect bite of soufflé ?  I don’t know…but I DO know this.  I’m a Leo and the ladies dig me.  So do puppies and postal workers.  Wait…what?

Now that I have your attention let’s get on with this biography assignment.  I’m a native Algerine…a Wanker.  For ya’ll that don’t know what that means I grew up on the Westbank - on Lauradale Drive in Algiers.  It’s near Behrman Stadium and O. Perry Walker High School.  I didn’t go there, however.  I attended Archbishop Shaw, also on the Westbank, but decided to go away for college…across the river to UNO.  Other than moving to Las Vegas, which is WAAAAAAY across the river, I’ve never lived anywhere but the Westbank.  Las Vegas was great but it wasn’t home.  Wanna hear a true story?  It was while watching the movie “Blaze” in a Vegas theatre…and seeing those beautiful shots of Louisiana…and realizing HOW MUCH I missed this amazing area that I decided to come home after 9 months.  I’ve never regretted it. 

I got my B.A. some 13 years after graduating from Shaw.  I’m not THAT dumb, I just picked up a minor in life along the way.  Some of the “classes” I took included construction at the rebuild of the Continental Grain elevator, purchasing materials for the Mississippi River Bridge Authority, service management for Firestone and an insurance sales career that lasted for about 48 hours. The problem was that “siren song” of radio.  It was always beckoning and I had to answer its call.

Morning shows and music radio had been my forte’ until that day in August 2005 when a hurricane named Katrina would change all of our lives forever.  It sent me to WWL where I had the fortune to work closely with Garland Robinette, watch the master and work and absorb as much as I could.  I had always been a fan of WWL, first falling in love with morning radio listening to Bob Ruby and Maury Magill while driving to UNO in the mid 70’s and attempting to delude myself into an accounting major.  That love affair with the Big 870 continued throughout the years with the many great stars that have graced the airwaves…names like Eric Tracy, Rob Aubert and, of course, David Tyree.  I cannot begin to express how humbling it can be to walk into the studio and know that I now get to share that same microphone.  

I’m glad that I took the “road less traveled” and spent that time bouncing around from job to job...ah…that is… I mean …gaining valuable life experience.  That experience has been as helpful as my degree when it comes to my job here at WWL.  Having knowledge of the practical along with the theoretical often helps me separate fact from fiction and perception from reality.  That, simply put, is my goal when I tackle and try to make sense of so many of the complicated issues that we all face today.

I’ve owned a home in Belle Chasse since 1993 and I live there with my wife, daughter, two dachshunds and a Scottish terrier that is absolutely out of his mind.  It can be a circus but that’s good…because circuses are fun, extremely entertaining and never boring.     



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Tommy: Do you need church to be close to God?
A new survey from Pew Research shows that more Americans continue to move away from specific religions. People who identify as Christians still make up a vast majority of the population at 70%, but that's down from 78%. What's going on? To try and...
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Tommy: How much you wanna bet NFL goes easy on Patriots?
The report on Deflate-gate is now out, and it says that Tom Brady was probably aware of what was going on. It feels like there's always something with the Patriots. They got in trouble for Spygate back in 2007, but what will happen this time? The...
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Tommy: Walter Scott shooting just boggles the mind
By now, most everyone has seen the video of a South Carolina police officer shooting a man in the back and killing him as he was fleeing.  Now, I respect the heck out of police officers; and it’s a very tough job. However, I can’t see...
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Tommy: Can you be fired for your tattoos?
More and more people are getting tattoos nowadays, so they’re becoming more and more acceptable in the workplace.  As long as they’re appropriate, anyway.  A New York man claims he was fired over his tattoo of his...
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Tommy: Why are some people drawn to ISIS?
It seems like we’re constantly seeing new stories of people from Western countries like the US, Canada, and the UK trying to make their way to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS.  The FBI sent out a warning on how effective some of Islamic...
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Tommy: I got scammed for just being kind to someone
If someone comes up to you and asks for money, do you give them any?  It happened to me recently.  I was using the ATM, and a man approached me as I was walking away.   He told me that he just needed $40 for gasoline.  He seemed...
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Tommy: Do you miss the "good ole days" of war?
President Obama is asking Congress to authorize the use of force against ISIS… basically, to authorize an official war against them.  It would limit the authorization to three years, with no restriction as to where U.S. forces could pursue...
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Tommy: Spygate, Bountygate and Deflategate?
The Patriots are being investigated for possibly deflating balls during their playoff game against the Colts, which would allow them to grip the ball better (helpful on catches and carrying the football).  So if true, this would be cheating, and it...
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Tommy: Why is the black murder rate so high?
Louisiana has the 5th highest black homicide rate, according to a new report.  In addition, 92% of murder victims in New Orleans are black. Why? Why is it so high? And is there anything we can do to fix it?   To try and answer that, we...
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Tommy: The price of beef is too damn high!
Every time I go to the store, it seems like the cost of food – meat, and beef in particular – is going up.  In fact, the last time I tried to buy a roast, they wouldn’t let me… my loan application was denied! But...
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Australian woman regularly sleeps with crocodile


"An Australian woman’s taken home security to a new level."

Florida burglar awakened by homeowner after falling asleep on couch


"The incident comes less than a year after an extremely similar scenario played out in the very same city"

Oregon runner celebrates too early, and it costs him


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Burger King picking up tab for Burger-King wedding


"The company is paying the expenses and providing gifts for the July 17 wedding of Joel and Ashley in Jacksonville, aka the Burger-King nuptials."

Nike confirms it will sell Marty McFly's self-tying power lace trainers


"They are among the most famous trainers in film history - and according to Back to the Future, are available in 2015."

Man won?t be charged for beating uncle accused of sexually assaulting girlfriend


"A South Carolina man who beat his uncle to a bloody pulp after claiming to have caught him in the act of sexually assauling his girlfriend will not be charged in the attack..."

Seattle news station uses photo of NBA star for Peyton Manning


"Seattle TV station KOMO 4 praised Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for his accomplishments with a photo of NBA star Gary Payton."

Police: Woman said Jesus would pay her bill


"An Oklahoma woman allegedly told restaurant workers her husband, Jesus Christ, would soon arrive to pay her tab."

Alaska TV Reporter Quits on Air to Promote Pot


"A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business."

Marshawn Lynch's dreadlock gets ripped out, he casually picks it up


"During the third quarter of the Broncos game against the Seahawks on Sunday, Ward gave Marshawn Lynch a free haircut when he pulled out one of Lynch's dreadlocks."
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Tommy Cares

Strawberry Festival Poster


Warning Signs of Suicide


Know the warning signs. If observed, seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a referral.

Rock'n for Richie


"This is a benefit featuring 8 of the top cover bands in NOLA to help Rich Siegel - the husband of Wendy Siegel, the lead singer with Crescent City Soul. Rich has suffered with Parkinsons for over 15 years now."

NOLA Ready


Hurricane season is here. Get informed. Get prepared. Get ready.

Wounded Warrior Project


Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of 9/11/2001.
Tommy's Homework

5 easy ways to avoid getting hacked at ATMs


"Scammers are having a heyday. Here’s how to stay safe."

Joe Horn slams Roger Goodell


"I just don’t like him. And I don’t like that on draft day these kids don’t know that they’re hugging the devil..."

Boy Scouts president: Lift ban on gay adults


"Robert Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, called for the organization to end its ban on gay adults..."

The Real Story Behind the Holiday


"Here is a brief look at the history behind the holiday"

OBJ Says NFL Players Should Get Paid More Because Of Game's Inherent Violence


"Out of the gate I feel as if there could be more money up front for the players..."
Tommy Tube

Blackish: Mistaken for a gardener


Dueling tap dancing priests


Billy Crystal's tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmy's


Shark Cat on a Roomba


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