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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.     



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Tommy: Are Saints CB Browner's Seattle comments a bad omen?
Oh boy. Saints training camp hasn’t even started, and I’ve got my first worry of the season already. New Saints cornerback Brandon Browner was in Seattle for Richard Sherman’s charity softball game and made some comments that...
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Tommy: Troop reductions will "cut into bone" of the US Army
I was amazed when I saw the news that the Army was planning on cutting 40,000 soldiers… right when the Obama administration is ramping up efforts against ISIS in the Middle East. I don’t get this.  So I talked to our friend,...
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Tommy: Is ISIS turning Iraq into another Vietnam?
What is going on with the US and Iraq?  The President recently announced the US is sending an additional 450 troops to Iraq to help combat ISIS, and apparently there’s the possibility that up to 1,000 more could be sent. Gen. Martin...
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Tommy: Is the American Dream still alive?
According to a new CBS/New York Times poll, a lot of Americans may not feel that way.  61% of people think only those at the very top have opportunities to succeed.  Two-thirds of people think wealth should be more evenly distributed....
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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...
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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...
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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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Referee chases ducks away from soccer field in Austria


"A referee at a soccer game between Russian and Bulgarian teams in Austria had to escort a family of ducks from the field after they repeatedly disrupted play."

Florida motorist accidentally jumped drawbridge


"Cameras mounted on a Florida drawbridge captured the moment a distracted driver jumped the gap as the bridge was rising."

California surfers set world record when 66 ride one board


"An ambitious group of California surfers have set the world record for most people riding one surfboard."

Police: Fake name used by suspect was a wanted man


"A New Zealand man accused of giving police a fake name was arrested when officers discovered the name belongs to a wanted man."

City's NAACP leader accused of falsifying race


"Rachel Dolezal, the president of the Spokane, Washington, NAACP, is being accused of falsely portraying herself as a black woman..."

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."
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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.

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

Cincinnati prosecutor has released the body-cam video of a police shooting


""This is the most asinine act I've ever seen a police officer make," Deters said at a news conference."

Rick Perry: Let us take our guns to the movies


"He believes people should be able to take their firearms to the movies."

Video: Bullets flying at Bienville and Basin


"New Orleans Police are looking for tips that can lead them to the suspects in a midday barrage of bullets just outside the French Quarter."

Paula Deen Posts Photo of Her Son in Brownface


"Two years after accusations of racism nearly tore down her empire, Paula Deen (and her team) appear to have learned exactly nothing."

He spent $12,000 on helium and had the time of his life


"The man...attached 120 large helium balloons to a $20 lawn chair and flew high above the city on Sunday evening..."
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Blackish: Mistaken for a gardener


Dueling tap dancing priests


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


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