”Toe Tappin” Tommy Tucker
Music Director AM 1350 KRLC Radio, Lewiston, Idaho
Afternoon Drive DJ
"Toe Tappin" Tommy Tucker
Monday thru Friday afternoon-drive-time DJ on 1350 AM KRLC Radio in Lewiston, Idaho and mid-days on 1450 AM KCLX Radio in Colfax, Washington.
Also hosting the "Western Heritage Show", airing 'live' each Friday morning from 10:00 AM to Noon on KRLC. The Western Heritage Show features
western and western swing music, cowboy poetry and interviews.
Tucker has been on air for over 25 years, all in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley! And says "I'm going to keep doin' it, 'til I get it right"!
His shows feature a blend of classic and traditional country music from artists such as Hank Williams, to Johnny Cash and Randy Travis! Also
blends in a mixture of western music and bluegrass.
His shows have brought a legion of loyal listeners to the stations he is heard on. Resulting in KRLC receiving the Academy of Western Artists
"Radio Station of the Year" in 2003 and the Western Music Association "Radio Station of the Year" in 2005.
He also won the 2004 AWA "Disc Jockey of the Year".
Tucker, whose real name is Tom Plotts, was born and raised in Eastern Washington at Edwall, Washington on the family wheat and cattle ranch.
After graduating from Reardan High School, he did a stint in the Navy as an Air Traffic Contoller aboard the USS Saratoga out of Mayport, Florida
and then at the Naval Auxilary Air Station in Kingsville, Texas. Upon his discharge in 1970, he returned to his roots near Edwall and worked in the
agriculture field until taking over the family ranch in 1979 until 1987.
It was while he was growing up he developed a love of country and western music with his heroes being Roy Rogers, Rex Allen and Gene Autry.
Then the music of the three Hank's; Williams, Snow and Thompson along with Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and
George Jones confirmed his love for country music.
In 1988, he attended the Baillie School of Broadcast in Spokane, WA., graduating at the top of his class and moved to Clarkston, WA. and went to work
at KCLK-FM for 12 years and moved across the river to Lewiston, ID. to work for KRLC in 2000. Taking over the Western Heritage Show in ' 01.
Tucker said, "It's been amazing to watch western music grow and watch it gain in popularity! The talent level is second to none! And the pride that
is shown by these artists as they continue to improve their songwriting, production and performing skills. Especially watching the younger artists
develop in to top-notch entertainers. And I'm just plain proud to be a small part of it"!