Listen to Tom Morgan weekdays 3-7 pm on Generations 102.3. Email Tom: Tom@monticellomedia.com
It is such an honor to come home to Charlottesville and Generations 102.3 after six years! Where was I? Atlantic City. What was I doing? There’s not enough room on here for that answer. Virginia is my home. I was born in Norfolk, raised in Roanoke, and a graduate of Cave Spring High School. After high school, I moved to Knoxville, TN and went to college at Johnson University. As a joke, my best friend and I decided to have our own college radio show. While we were just talking about dorm room jokes and WWE on the air, I immediately fell in love with putting together and executing a show. My professor later took me under his wing, and I started working for him to help pay for tuition. A month after I switched majors to Media Communications, I landed my first radio gig at WOKI 100.3 ‘The River’ doing weekends. Fast forward to my senior year when I was promoted to nights, and then after I graduated I landed afternoon drive at the same station. Later, I got my first taste of country radio at WIVK/Knoxville, which led me HERE to CVILLE in 2006. I started out working 3-7 every afternoon hosting ‘The Ride Home’ (memba that?) and later joined Pam Garrison to host ‘Your Wake Up Call w/ Tom and Pam’. In 2010, I decided to move to New Jersey to be with my girlfriend at the time. Nine months later, I joined SoJO 104.9 in Atlantic City as their afternoon host. Shortly after that, I moved to the beach and fulfilled a personal dream of mine to do radio near the ocean. Another nine months passed, and I was tapped to wake up before the sun came up again and host The SoJO Morning Show. Five years later, I joined an amazing team at 101.1 MORE FM in Philadelphia. Another box on the radio bucket list was checked! I got to be heard in a MAJOR market!
But something was still missing, and that was my Virginia roots. I missed the Downtown Mall, the mountains, and the valley. I missed the people I worked with in Cville, I missed CBS-19, and I missed the Toy Lift. Most of all, I really missed my family and Central Virginia listeners.
Then, out of the blue, an opportunity opened up for me to come home. I have zero regrets, and without you, this crazy ride would have never happened.
– Tom Morgan