ABOUT TIM:HOME TOWN: Mitchell, SD (Home of the World's only Corn Palace!)
COLLEGE: Concordia College, Moorhead where I studied to become a band director!
WHAT HAPPENED TO BAND DIRECTING?: I was working at a radio station in Fargo-Moorhead to pay college...which was really cool for a 19-year-old kid in college! The Program Director for whom I was working there got a job at a rock station in Charleston, SC and he asked me to join him! This was in the middle of a BRUTAL northern Minnesota winter where I had already had two fender benders on ice and snow so a 60-degree Christmas/New Year sounded pretty nice. The rest is history!
THE PLACES I'VE LIVED AND WORKED: First radio station was KORN in Mitchell, SD...fresh out of high school. Then KQWB in Fargo Moorhead, KMIT in Mitchell, back to Fargo Moorhead at Q-98, followed by WFXR "The Rock and Roll Fox" in Charleston, SC, "Magic 96" in Grand Forks, ND, Rock 101 in Manchester, NH, KDMA in Montevideo, and finally Q-102 in Willmar...since December of 1994!
FAMILY: After divorcing in 2006, I was mercifully found by Londa in 2007 and we were married in August of 2008. So along with my daughter Katie (Katie's Korner), I added three very cool step children: Jenna (who won a Q-102 contest to meet Christina Aguilera in 2000), Devon (MN State Moorhead), and Tommy (Gustavus).
WHAT I LIKE: Going to movies and watching Judge Judy with Londa, playing the piano, photograpy, pheasant hunting, and doing home improvements (very theraputic).
OTHER INVOLVEMENT: I am the principal organist at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Yep, I love to literally "pull out all of the stops" on that big 3-manual pipe organ! "It's ALIVE!" Londa and I actually belong to Trinity Lutheran in Monte. I enjoy doing music edits for several area dance line teams. I also often get called upon to MC various events, shows, and pageants. I guess people think I am not afraid to talk!
I reall enjoy hearing from you, the listener...whether on Facebook or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I've had emails and calls about the annual "I Trust You'll Treat Me Well" poem I played on the first day of school (read by my daugher when she was only 5). The original full poem by Victor Buono is posted on my Blog (click the orange link below). But there have also been requests to hear Katie's recording again. So here it is!
(Katie is 23 and a Senior(+) in college now!)