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Crazy Hours with Ben & Tam

Crazy Hours with Ben & Tam

Crazy Hours with Ben & Tam

About Crazy Hours with Ben & Tam

Ben

Ben began collecting vinyl before he was two years old, at one point amassing over 1200 45s from his siblings and family (usually without their consent) while he could barely walk. When it was discovered that he learned to read off of record labels, however, his family indulged him graciously, and soon a succession of close-and-play phonographs and records followed suit.

Radio was a big influence as well and he would often host imaginary programs at home to amuse family and friends, often making up commercials on the spot while spinning two jerry-rigged turntables. After high school, Ben attended school at Emerson College where he perfected his craft and hosted many programs on the two college stations. Reggae, folk, punk, blues and soul music were among his many passions (and continue to be), and he spent countless hours scouring used records stores along with kindred spirits in between school and radio programs.

Tam

Tam was previously a military reporter for WSKY-FM in New Orleans, LA. During her tenure there, which began in September 2009, she reported on national security and military stories, as well as on breaking news. Additionally, Sky has interviewed President Barack Obama in the White House and has covered numerous stories such as the Ronald McDonald manhunt, the lifting of the ban on women in combat, and the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Tam served as a fighter pilot and intelligence operations officer in the U.S. Navy from May 1997 to June 2009. She flew the single-seat, carrier-based F/A-18 “Hornet” aircraft in combat operations, and later deployed with a U.S. Special Operations Team as an intelligence operator supporting combat missions. She continues to volunteer as a guest speaker and emcee for charitable and promotional events supporting members of the military, their families and veterans.