Tom Griswold

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Tom Griswold
Thomas Bryce Griswold

(1953-04-22) April 22, 1953 (age 70)
ShowThe Bob & Tom Show
Station(s)WFBQ Indianapolis
Time slot6 am-10 am Weekdays
CountryUnited States

Thomas "Tom" Bruce Griswold (born April 22, 1953[2]) co-hosts the radio show The Bob & Tom Show together with Chick McGee, Kristi Lee, and Josh Arnold. Co-host Bob Kevoian retired at the end of 2015. This comedy-based early morning program is among the highest rated in American radio[3] and has been nationally syndicated since 1995. The show is broadcast from studios at WFBQ in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Radio career[edit]

Griswold worked in radio in WETO in DeLand, Florida and WMBN and WJML in Petoskey, Michigan. While in Petoskey, Griswold met Bob Kevoian,[4] and the duo moved to Indianapolis to launch The Bob & Tom Show at WFBQ in March 1983. After 12 years of broadcasting to central Indiana, they began syndicating their show nationally on January 6, 1995.[5]

Griswold often hosts or participates in Bob and Tom Radio: The Comedy Tour shows.

Griswold and Kevoian were inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame on November 5, 2015.[6] The Indiana Broadcasters Association gave Griswold a Lifetime Achievement Award on October 3, 2022, during the association's annual meeting.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Griswold was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Herbert Bruce and Sally Griswold. He is a 1971 graduate of University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio and a graduate of Columbia University[8] with a degree in Literature. Griswold is the father of seven children, including three boys and four girls. His children are Sam, Willie, Lucy, Charlie, Sally,[9] Finley and Hart Griswold. At age 4, Finley recovered from emergency surgery to remove a benign brain tumor.[10] Charlie, 27, died suddenly on July 29, 2022.[11]

Griswold's sister is model Janet Griswold de Villeneuve; his nieces are Daisy and Poppy de Villeneuve.

In July 2009, Griswold was hospitalized for nearly a week due to a broken right arm (humerus bone) and a shoulder injury he suffered after falling from a motorcycle. The injury required surgery that included numerous screws and a plate in his arm. He returned to the air on July 30, 2009.

Griswold was hospitalized for heart valve replacement surgery for several days during August 2021.[12][13] Doctors had initially planned to perform a valve repair operation but determined that a valve replacement "would provide a better long term outcome."[14][15] Griswold resumed broadcasting on September 13, 2021.[16]

Griswold and fellow Bob and Tom Show cast members occasionally encourage listeners to make charitable contributions. Griswold has supported the Miracle Ride[17] and Riley Children's Foundation, the charitable arm of Riley Hospital for Children.[18]


The Bob and Tom Show, a one-hour video version of the four-hour radio show featuring clips from that morning's broadcast, debuted on WGN America in November 2008[19] and ran weeknights until its cancellation in September 2010.[20]

A newer, 30-minute Bob and Tom television show aired weeknights and late Saturday evenings from October 5, 2020, through January 8, 2022, on MyIndy-TV 23 (WNDY-TV, Indianapolis).[21][22] A 20-minute version of Bob and Tom Tonight continues to be posted at 8 p.m. (Eastern Time) weekdays on YouTube and Facebook.[23]


  1. ^ [1] Archived February 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964 about Thomas B Griswold". Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. ^ [2] Archived February 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "1053 The Point". Archived from the original on 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  5. ^ "Bob & Tom Show, Nationally syndicated radio program". 21 June 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2022.
  6. ^ Schoettle, Anthony. "'Bob & Tom Show' duo headed for Radio Hall of Fame". Indianapolis Business Journal. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Tom Griswold receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indiana Broadcasters Association". YouTube. Retrieved 5 October 2022.
  8. ^ "Tom Griswold". Chicago Tribune. 4 November 2008. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Baby girl at WFBQ-FM: Will 1st words be into a mike?". Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis Star. 3 July 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Bob & Tom Show host grateful for daughter's miracle at Riley Hospital for Children". 20 December 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2022.
  11. ^ "The BOB & TOM Show Remembers Charlie Griswold". 2 August 2022. Retrieved 5 October 2022.
  12. ^ @bobandtom (16 August 2021). "Tom underwent a scheduled procedure for his heart and the fix ended up being more extensive than planned, but he is…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ "Tom is out". 12 August 2021.
  14. ^ "Radio host Tom Griswold recuperating from heart surgery". 16 August 2021.
  15. ^ "'Bob & Tom Show' Host Tom Griswold Recovering From Heart Surgery".
  16. ^ @bobandtom (13 September 2021). "Tom is back in studio! Watch live now -" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  17. ^ "Bob & Tom Show's Tom Griswold Supports 25th Miracle Ride". 4 June 2018.
  18. ^ "'Bob & Tom Show' plans 12-hour fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children". 21 March 2019.
  19. ^ "WGN America to Add Bob & Tom to Lineup". 21 August 2008.
  20. ^ "Radio's Bob & Tom are off their nightly TV show". September 21, 2010. Archived from the original on September 24, 2010.
  21. ^ "MyINDY-TV 23 adds 'The Bob & Tom Show' to weeknight lineup". 23 September 2020.
  22. ^ "'Bob & Tom Show' will return to late night television".
  23. ^ "'Bob & Tom Tonight'". YouTube.

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