Fresh outta Broadcasting School, he dodged the low-paying FM radio gigs to become part of DAMONS CLUBHOUSE as CEC of Clubhouse Operations Fall 1994. Duties included: Marketing the restaurant thru Business Luncheon’s and Charity Events, Programming Monthly Activity newsletter and Programming Sports. Tommy landed Toys’R us, AMC Theaters, F.Y.E., and other great Sponsors who donated prizes and Gift Certificates. Working for George Steinbrenner (TAMPA) and Fred Marion (ORLANDO) as owners,was a highlight for the autograph collecting MC.
After Opening Several Stores across the Nation, training other CEC’s Tommy was ready for a new challenge and became a Mobile DJ with Orlando’s Powerhouse DJ Company: POWER ENTERTAINMENT early 2000. Starting as a “club” DJ, Tommy quickly moved into Events, Bar Mitzvahs, and weddings. Tommy has had the pleasure of working at Venrenda Bed and Breakfast, Hard Rock Orlando, Sea World,One-Eyed Jacks and Slingapours just to name a few.
Tommy is also an accomplished musician who has toured with a few groups and had a few “record deals” on the table and was asked to join a “popular” Southern Rock Group as guitarist.
His return to Radio for Sarasotas own WSLR produced one of the Highest Rated Late Night Shows for its time slot. Tommy Wrote Script for both hosts and several guests, with a comedic flare and style Tommy was asked to guest host on a very popular daytime show and was a success.
In Closing Tommy Baumgardner is a Star, from being on stage as a musician, comedian or DJ, Tommy Performs at a High Level, at the Top of his Game.