No man--or trio of principals--is an island. The following folks have played significant roles, be they direct or indirect, in the fruition of Brown Suit Broadcasting.
I'd be nowhere without my family, and that starts with my parents, who have stuck with a son, whose only marketable skills are his creativity, writing and voice, through thick and thin. Thank you, Mom and Dad. Additionally, my sisters, their husbands and my extended family have been invaluable backers as well. Others who might as well be labeled family for their incredibly kind assistance include Les & Bobbie Cover, Ray Phipps, Rick Shultz, Ray Davis, Chip Rogers, Roena Flores, Paul Sagan, Chuck & Gail Peterson, Ronell & Shena Cabrera, Tej & Fanny Cheema and Johnny Davis. Finally, a very special thanks to college buddy and Marine Corps Major Eric Kross, a man whose laconic nature contrasts mightily with my own but whose friendship and counsel have proven invaluable through life's ups and downs. It is Eric's father, the late Lt. Col. John Kross, for whom I named the host of our feature Mission Accomplished. - Tom
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Late Williamsburg, VA radio personality, real estate broker, auctioneer and William & Mary athletics backer nonpareil Bob Sheeran gave me my first crack at commercial radio at AM 740 WMBG, where weekdays he served as host of The Wake-Up Call. A relentlessly-positive people-person, Bob was a third-generation W&M alumnus who touched the lives of countless members of the Tribe family. Undoubtedly personal witness to more W&M football games than anyone in school history, Bob retired from his role as the team's color commentator just months before his passing. Below is my audio tribute to this generous soul. - Tom