Hi all! I'm Tom, but my friends call me Zippy because I really am the self-caffeinating man. My love of CHIRP's programming philosophy was what inspired me to volunteer. I became a "slave to the rhythm" when my art-rock ass was introduced to the beauty of the new wave at Southern Illinois University's student-owned/operated WIDB. Indie music's power was re-ignited during a 2-year-stint on Northeastern U's (Chicago) WZRD in the '90s and now I'm really glad to be a part of it all once again here at CHIRP. I love music that makes me move; believe me there is a lot of it that does and I'll be filling my every-so-often sets with bunches of it for you. Nothing would make me happier than to know that you are making requests, dancing, donating when you can, and coming over to say "Hi!" when you see us at events around our great city. You're our heroes and you're why we're here. Spread the love!