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As a broadcaster,
hosted two radio programs, "The End of the Road" (1988 to 1990) and "
& Company" (1993).
was a regular columnist for the webzine "Mr. Showbiz".
published his first children's book, "Williwaw!"
In 2005, Motel 6 began using
for their wake-up calls. The chain hoped to bring a more personal touch to people's day by using their spokesperson's voice.
was also featured on the first Motel 6 podcast, released for the holidays.
Thomas Edward "Tom"
( ; born February 23, 1955) is an American author, politician, voice actor, and radio host. Since 1986 he has been the spokesman for the hotel chain Motel 6, ending commercials with the phrase, "I'm Tom
for Motel 6, and we'll leave the light on for you."
started "The Loose Leaf Book Company", a radio program that centered on author and book interviews, discussions, and dramatizations.
The "Dungeons & Dragons"-themed podcast "The Adventure Zone" lampoons
through the vehicle of the fictional town of Rockport, which is populated exclusively by thousands of Tom Bodetts.
was born on February 23, 1955, in Champaign, Illinois, and raised in Sturgis, Michigan. , he resided in Dummerston, Vermont, where he is a member of the town's board of selectmen.
Based in Dallas, Texas, The Richards Group reports annual billings above $1 billion. Memorable work includes the Chick-fil-A Cows ("Eat Mor Chikin"), and the Motel 6 campaign featuring Tom
was building houses in Homer, Alaska, and contributing to NPR's "All Things Considered". A creative director at the Richards Group ad agency heard him on NPR and hired him to record a commercial for Motel 6.
ad-libbed the famous line "We'll leave the light on for you" and has been the chain's spokesperson ever since. The director David Fowler hired him because
"sound[ed] like the kind of person who stays there." Fowler said he thought, "Gosh, if I only had an account for a national budget motel brand with a sense of humor and humility, I could make a heck of an advertising campaign with this guy."
hosted the public television program "Travels on America's Historic Trails" (1997), did the voice-over for "Mime Time" and the "Good Idea/Bad Idea" segments featuring Mr. Skullhead on "Animaniacs", had a brief cameo in "Pinky and the Brain", and narrated the direct-to-video "Animaniacs" movie "Wakko's Wish" (1999).
The artists he has recorded at his studio include Michael Manring, Philip Aaberg, Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, Michael Hedges, Preston Reed, Damon Buxton, Eugene Friesen, Happy Rhodes, Isadar, Liz Story, Samite, Tom
, Jeff Pearce, Jeff Oster, Shambhu, Dana Cunningham, Zade Dirani, Martin Sexton, Karen Hesse, Todd Boston, and Kathryn Kaye.
Dummerston, like many New England counties and localities, uses a board of selectmen as its executive body and Town Meeting for legislative functions. In 2014, it had five selectmen forming up its selectboard. One of its most famous selectmen was Motel 6 spokesmodel and author Tom
, who served on the selectboard as of 2013.
The rotating stable of panelists have included, comedians Paula Poundstone, and Maz Jobrani; humorists Mo Rocca, and Roy Blount Jr.; authors Tom
, Adam Felber, and P. J. O'Rourke; journalists Faith Salie, and Kyrie O'Connor; actors Peter Grosz, and Paul Provenza; Washington Post gossip columnist Roxanne Roberts; radio host Luke Burbank, and others.
From 1993 to 1994,
was also the spokesperson for Jamesway department stores in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and recorded radio commercials for it. A discount chain, Jamesway filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the fall of 1995 and closed at the end of the year.
On 2 May 2013, an episode was performed at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City and was streamed live via satellite to hundreds of cinema theaters throughout the United States and Canada. The show included host Peter Sagal, announcer Carl Kasell, and panelists Mo Rocca, Paula Poundstone, and Tom
. Celebrity guest Steve Martin won in the "Not My Job" segment.
In 1991, he moved to San Francisco and started Ben Manilla Productions which created national radio series including "The House of Blues Radio Hour" with Dan Aykroyd(with whom Manilla co-wrote the book "Elwood's Blues: Interviews with the Blues Legends & Stars"), "Philosophy Talk" with Stanford University, "The Loose Leaf Book Company" with Tom
(syndicated to 227 stations with an audience of 250,000), and "The Sounds of American Culture" on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered".
"What's truly remarkable is McCarthy's ability to convey that beauty with an utter lack of pretension. 'I just have hairtrigger tear ducts, and always/at all the wrong things: supermarket openings; Tom
saying, 'We'll leave the light on for ya.' Elsewhere, he writes of his and his wife's propensity for run-down cars. 'Sometimes I get home from work/and Carol's ecstatic./'Jack, I met the most wonderful/towtruck driver today … We had the most incredible conversation!/He's a very unusual person.' … a couple years with me she's on/a first name basis with every/towtruck driver in Middlesex County. Triple-A has us on speed dial.'"
In her early career, Lisa Arie was an award-winning advertising executive in New York City working at DDB, GSD&M and The Richards Group. She produced the original Tom
spots for Motel 6. The campaign itself won numerous national and international awards, and was selected by "Advertising Age" magazine as one of the Top 100 Advertising Campaigns of the Twentieth Century. In 1994, she became the Founder and CEO of both Beaucoup, an independent production department, and Talent Solutions, an independent business affairs department.
Beginning in 1986, Motel 6 has advertised through radio commercials featuring the voice of writer and National Public Radio commentator Tom
, with the tagline "We'll leave the light on for you". These ads were created by Dallas advertising agency The Richards Group. They feature a tune composed by Tom Faulkner, performed by him on guitar and Milo Deering on fiddle. The first spots were conceived and written by David Fowler. In 1996, the ads won a Clio Award. The campaign itself has won numerous national and international awards, and was selected by "Advertising Age" magazine as one of the Top 100 Advertising Campaigns of the Twentieth Century.
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