Tom Barnard was born and raised on the north side of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up with six brothers and sisters and was raised almost entirely by his mother. Tom has been in radio since 1971 and has been one of the most popular morning show hosts in America since 1986 on 92 KQRS. In 2006 Tom won the Marconi Award for Large Market Personality of the Year, (recognizes excellence in radio broadcasting). Tom made great connections in the music biz while working for Capitol Records, and was one of the top five voice-over talents in the U.S. (clients were: Gatorade, Nike, McDonald's and Home Depot and more). Tom is known mostly for his sense of humor and candor on almost any subject. Tom has had the opportunity to interview some of the top celebrities in the U.S. and around the world because of his high ratings, and because Tom is known for asking great questions.