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Washington, D.C.

About 44 Years of Radio in our Nation's Captial

About Tom

For Thomas Grooms, life is a rock, and the radio rolled him. During the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in 1969 when Tom was just 19, he got a break reading the afternoon news at WHMC in Gaithersburg with Barry Richards. He was immediately smitten with this experience and it launched him into a lifetime career. Beginning in 1972 through 1981 he hosted a music program on 102.3 WHFS, one of the country's premiere free-form progressive radio stations. From 1990-1992 Tom contributed to the syndicated Howard Stern radio and TV show as the Washington D.C. correspondent. In 1994, invited as a guest by The Band's legendary Rick Danko, Grooms attended the 25th Anniversary of Woodstock in Saugerties, New York, from where he filed daily reports back to the studios at Classic Rock 105.9 WCXR... "After 25 years it was really cool to see both the Baby-Boomers and Generation X celebrating and experiencing all the latest changes in music and technology during Woodstock 94" said Grooms... "They rocked all week at sound check rehearsals & late night jam sessions that included Levon Helm & the Band, Slash, Jimmy Cliff, Jackyl, Graham Nash, Candlebox, Paul Rodgers, Green Day, Joe Cocker, Nine Inch Nails and Metallica." Over his 40 years in radio, Tom Grooms has worked exclusively in the Washington, DC region for various stations including WPTX, WHMC, WHFS, WEAM, WINX, WJFK and WCXR. He cherishes the friendships he's forged along the way with artists and listeners alike, but most of all he remains dedicated and passionate about the music.

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WHFS 102.3 FM Memories


Tom in the News.
Thomas Grooms
25th Anniversary of Woodstock 1994, in Saugerties, NY. Tom filed daily reports back to the studios at Classic Rock 105.9 WCXR in Alexandria, VA.


Thomas Grooms Air Award
Thomas Grooms Air Award

A.I.R. Award


Thomas Grooms Service Award
Thomas Grooms Service Award

Service Award


Thomas Grooms RIA Award
Thomas Grooms RIA Award



Lisa Stamp
Thomas Grooms WRAPPY Award



  • 1997 Service Award

    In recognition of outstanding educational support of D.C. Public Schools.
  • 1995 A.I.R. Award

    Achievement in Radio.
  • 2002 A.I.R. Award Nominee

    2002 A.I.R. Award nominee for best locally produced (continuing) public affairs long-form for Spectrum.


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25 Years of Public Affairs



Washington, D.C.

St. Mary's County, Maryland

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