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Mr. Thomas Edwin Wall


1941 - 2008 Obituary Condolences
Tom Wall, 67, died on June 4, 2008, in Alamogordo. 
Tom was born on Feb. 28, 1941. He was the son and only child of Art and Tennie Wall, who raised him in Morton, Texas, and who preceded him in death.
He attended New Mexico Military Institute. 
Tom spent his career in radio. In the early years of rock-and-roll, he was a disc jockey known as Little Tommy Wall. In the 1960s, as a programmer at stations in Lubbock, Texas, his formats were consistently rated number one and captured the largest listening audiences. He told countless stories of going head-to-head against the competition using big contests, and hosting concerts featuring the stars and heartthrobs of the era.
In the 1970s, while raising his family, Tom turned down offers in some of the country's largest markets. He instead took his skills to Hobbs, and to Big Spring, Texas, where he continued to deliver top ratings.
In the 1980s, Tom programmed the Midland/Odessa, Texas, powerhouse KUFO, and helped create the classic rock format so popular today.
In the 1990s he moved to Alamogordo and was news director at KPSA and KINN/KZZX.
Throughout his life, Tom also was an entrepreneur, using his talents in business interests he owned.
Tom's distinctive, award-winning voice was sought after; he was heard on national commercials for many well-known advertisers, as well as on documentary and training films in various industries.  
Tom was a lifelong member of the Episcopal church.
Tom is survived by his daughter, Cindy Sabia, of Hobbs; and her children, Thomas and Lauren.
Services are pending with Alamogordo Funeral Home. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 10 to June 15, 2008
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