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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.     

Tommy's Recent Interviews
Tommy's Blog
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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Tommy: My interview with the real Captain Phillips
I have the honor and privilege of being able to talk to a lot of different people with all sorts of stories and backgrounds, and I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Captain Richard Phillips. Yep, that Cpt. Phillips, the captain of the Maersk...
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Tommy: A Free-For-Ball in the Superdome
During Sunday afternoon’s Saints loss to the Bengals, an incident heard ’round the world occurred.  After a Cincinnati player scored a touchdown, he ran to the stands to give the football to a woman in a Bengals jersey.  However, a...
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Tommy: Talkin' shop with Saints great Morten Andersen
So the two greatest kickers in Saints history got together today… Morten Andersen and myself of course!  I mean, I talk about the Saints; so that counts, right?  And I was a kicker at Shaw, which is basically the 33rd NFL team....
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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."

Arkansas State attempted the worst fake punt we've ever seen

This is the worst fake punt in the history of fake punts.

Makeout session in LSU stands goes so, so wrong

"You can see it coming from a mile away, but we still can't stop watching these LSU fans topple onto unsuspecting fans who are not participants in their makeout session."

Driver Caught With Fake Massachusetts License Plate

"In a poor attempt to replicate a real Massachusetts license plate, the letters and numbers were crudely drawn with a red marker."

Mexican Star Trek-themed wedding deemed 'best ever'

"What happens when you mesh a Mexican wedding with Star Trek? An event dubbed 'the best thing ever.'"
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

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Tommy's Homework

Dash-cam video captures plane crash

"A dashcam video captured the moment the plane hurtled out of control"

Does it cost more to keep unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. - or deport them?

"With the new GOP-controlled Congress in session, the battle over immigration is once again in the spotlight."

Huckabee Shocked To Learn Women Curse At Work

"Potential GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) criticized women who curse in the workplace as being 'just trashy'"

This Is How Much Exercise Experts Really Think You Need

"Do your eyes glaze over when you hear how much exercise you should get each week?"

Activists to Send DVDs of 'The Interview' to North Korea by Balloon

"Human rights activists have announced that they plan to smuggle copies of controversial U.S. comedy The Interview into North Korea using hydrogen balloons"
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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