Charlie's been on The Eagle since the summer of '99 but he's been a key player in Sacramento radio since 1984. Sample "Music In The Morning with Charlie Thomas", 6:00am-10:00am weekdays. He'll start your day with nearly 90 minutes of non-stop Classic Rock (7.30a-9a) on the Workday Kickoff, sponsored by Roseville Toyota.
Name: Charlie Thomas
Hometown: Memphis, TN. "The birthplace of Rock n Roll" ..a town very similar to Sactown in many ways..and yet worlds apart.
Arrived: Sacramentan since 1984...after 3 years in Chico in small market radio, and 3 years in L.A. hanging at Manhattan Beach...but never learned to surf.
Band/Artists: Pink Floyd, U2 and Zeppelin are my favorite bands, but I also rank Peter Gabriel near the top because of the way he's integrated world rhythms and other exotic flavors into his songs.
Alma Mater: Princeton University, in my "ivory tower" years...yeah, I knew John Nash (of "Beautiful Mind" fame) and I came to realize that in radio, schizophrenia is actually an occupational advantage.
Vacation destinations: Man, there are so many to enjoy right in our own back yard! Skiing at lake Tahoe, wine tasting in Amador county, golfing in the foothills, rafting the south fork, taking a walk around Folsom lake..why go anywhere else??