Tom Steele was born to a rocket scientist family in Rockledge, Florida. His dad was actually a rocket scientist at NASA. Tom was destined to follow in his father's footsteps and went to college in Nashville, TN at David Lipscomb University where he majored in Engineering Physics with a minor in Mathematics. This is why he comes across as a know-it-all. He kind of does...
In Nashville, he met Hawk Harrison and they began working together at a radio station there. They hosted a show called "The Late Night Lunatics" and Tom decided it was way more fun than building rockets.
His dad didn't speak to him for a year, but Tom took a job at the radio station after graduating and he and Hawk have worked together in Nashville and Tampa and, of course, now at B93.7 in Greenville, SC for the past 20 years.
For many years Tom was known as "The Upstate's Most Eligible Bachelor" and "The Sharp Dressed Man of the Upstate" (self-proclaimed) until he met his wife, Jaime. Many hearts were broken when Tom and Jaime were married and Tom was no longer on the market.
Tom and Jaime have two children, a son named Quinn who was born in 2007 and a daughter named Samantha who was born in 2008. Once they figured out what was causing the kids to show up, they quit that and aren't planning on having any more, uh, kids.
Until he had kids, Tom was known as the old man who would yell at kids to GET OFF HIS LAWN! He even took a neighborhood boy's bicycle and gave it to Goodwill after the youngster left it on his lawn! But now that he has kids of his own, Tom has decided that he actually likes kids now - even some of the ones that aren't his own!
Recently, Tom has developed a softer side and has become involved with several charitable groups. He has been active with Auction for a Kaws with his daughter and is involved in several pet rescue charities. They have even rescued a red Pomeranian named Rico who has become part of their family. Tom has also become the exotic pet dude and he and his family are now the proud owners of two ferrets, named Bow and Nibbles. Tom loves to talk about them even though no one cares to hear about them. In fact, we encouraged him not to mention them here in his biography too...
Another serious side of Tom is his concern for people affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic and he is working with several organizations to try and help both those affected by the disease itself and also those affected by the economic impacts of the pandemic.
Tom loves technology and is usually the first geek to have anything new that is out there, whether it's Oculus Rift VR technology or the first iPhone "back in the day." He also enjoys fast cars and guns and believes very strongly in individual rights and freedom, and he loves to write exaggerated biographies of himself in third person and posts them on the station website.