Another Milwaukee radio icon is gone. RIP Tom Collins

posted by Gregory Jon - 

I worked with Tom Collins at WOKY during the standards era in the 90's.  Tom was the host of the Saturday night Big Band Show.  He along with Joe Dorsey were the last of the old school radio guys. Deep rich tone to their voice and could make reading the phone book sound appealing.  He was ending his career in radio, while I was just getting started.  He became a great golf buddy, and that's where I found out about his early days with the Milwaukee Braves and Marquette Warriors.  Man the stories he told about his exploits with Coach Al McGuire.  I'll let Gary D'Amato talk about his incredible sports legacy in the obit below.  I owe a lot of gratitude to Tom for giving me a chance to learn the real history about this crazy radio business.  You'll be missed my friend.  

Here's Gary D'Amato's obit: Tom Collins gave voice to Milwaukee baseball

Tom in the red sweater and Joe Dorsey in the WOKY shirt



Gregory Jon

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