tom-lisellaI was born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York, a long time ago. Being the middle of seven children, I am told that I was quiet as a youngster. My introduction to the mid west came when I studied at Indiana State University. It was at that time that I took my first taste of radio. While at ISU, I worked at two Terre Haute radio stations. After being drafted, I was able to get an assignment at The American Forces Network, Europe. Being a radio DJ in Europe at a young age was a hoot! After the service, I returned to Terre Haute and worked at three different radio stations, then, became involved in the family business, back in New York. Since then I returned to Terre Haute and radio, a little TV, and a sixteen year period where I sold cars at two different local dealerships.

My wife, Ruth and I have been married for 31 years and have lived in Marshall for the past 24 years. We have a grown son who is an accountant in Chicago.