On Air

Tommy & TLC

Tommy is a very active dad who has been on Southern California airwaves for over 15
years and another 15+ all over the SouthWest from Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City
and Los Angeles. Many California radio listeners knew Tommy from his years of being
part of an Inland Empire morning show. Now he calls La Quinta and The Big 106 his
home. It’s no surprise that Tommy’s kids have also been part of his radio show. Many
people in Southern California have listened to Tommy’s family adventures via his
popular “Daddy Diaries” episodes for years. Tommy & wife Raye have been together
30 years and keep busy with their four kids, ages 30 to 14. Their house is a collection
of video games, band instruments, DJ equipment and outdoors camping gear. Tommy
and two of his boys are black belts in shotokan karate, so mom/wife Raye has her own
security team of ninjas.

Tommy has wanted to be “the man inside the radio” since he was a toddler and when
he clicks the microphone on at The Big 106, he may be the biggest kid of the entire

Random facts from Tommy & family:

* Taylor Swift taught Tommy how to shoot selfies when the trend was barely taking off.
* Blake Shelton held Tommy’s son Gabe (who is now 18) when he was just born and
said his hair looked like a “troll doll”
*Tommy credits his mom for his career success. She was a single mom in the 1970s
and told him to chase his dreams.
*Tommy’s first job was in country radio in Flagstaff Arizona where he went to college.
*Tommy used to work at K-Mart in High school. He worked off and on again for them
for 6 years. He delivered Domino’s Pizza during summer breaks in college.
*Tommy is also national voice talent and can be heard across the entire USA on
hundreds of radio stations.
*Tommy’s son Christopher takes after his dad and got to interview one of his heroes a
couple of years ago when he interviewed Tom Kenny (aka: Spongebob)
*Tommy is bilingual and was raised in Peoria Arizona
*Tommy has been a Stagecoach Festival Honky Tonk Stage DJ three times.

On-Air Schedule

Monday 06:00am - 09:00am Morning Show
Tuesday 06:00am - 09:00am Morning Show
Wednesday 06:00am - 09:00am Morning Show
Thursday 06:00am - 09:00am Morning Show
Friday 06:00am - 09:00am Morning Show


Thanks to Blue Light Specials (and a couple of club DJ friends) TLC got into radio while working in the KMart Ladies Department! After going to the Columbia School of Broadcasting, she found her way to the Coachella Valley where she has been ever since. She still likes to visit her hometown of San Clemente when she can with her husband and 3 boys, where a lot of her family still lives.

BIG 106.1 is the perfect fit for her, as she was raised on Top 40 and Country music. She loves all kinds of music and embraces today's country! In addition to music, TLC loves to dance (she took 5 dance classes in college) and even acting (she was once on General Hospital and Star 80).

As a Christian, TLC looks forward to producing the Sunday Morning Show - The Spirit of Country!

On-Air Schedule

Monday 09:00am - 01:00pm Regular Programming
Tuesday 09:00am - 01:00pm Regular Programming
Wednesday 09:00am - 01:00pm Regular Programming
Thursday 09:00am - 01:00pm Regular Programming
Friday 09:00am - 01:00pm Regular Programming

Kory James

On-Air Schedule

Monday 01:00pm - 07:00pm Afternoon Show
Tuesday 01:00pm - 07:00pm Afternoon Show
Wednesday 01:00pm - 07:00pm Afternoon Show
Thursday 01:00pm - 07:00pm Afternoon Show
Friday 01:00pm - 07:00pm Afternoon Show

Dakota Dave

Dave Acosta has been an energetic, positive, and fun voice in Coachella Valley radio for close to 20 years. Dave was born and raised in the bustling city of Philadelphia where he grew a passion for radio early on by listening to the great DJs and artists such as Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, The OJays, The Four Tops, and more. Dave was the 12 year old kid that built a radio station in his bedroom complete with music, jingles (that he recorded off the radio), and commercials he would program in between the songs. As Dave entered the real world of radio, he made it a point to learn every job in the station with leads to his full time love for producing commercials. When Dave is not on the air he is running our Production Department making sure each and every result-driven commercial is the absolute best it can sound.

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Kory James
Kory James
1:00pm - 7:00pm
Afternoon Show

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