Tom Ball

Host and Marketing Representative

Tom Ball is the host of 'Homespun' on WCMU, and is also a marketing representative for the station. He is responsible for securing program sponsorships for both WCMU Public Radio and WCMU Public Television. 

Tom has been married for nearly 20 years to his lovely and talented wife Diana. They have one cat, and a yard full of beautiful flowers (no thanks to him!). Tom has been associated with WCMU for over 35 years, doing everything from fundraising, to filling in for vacationing staff members, to even taking out the trash! 

Ways to Connect

Homespun - 4/25/2021

Apr 26, 2021

  …This week on Homespun we’ll hear new music from Dale Ann Bradley, Justin Moses, and the follow-up to Mark O’Connor’s 1978 release “Markology”-“Markology 2”! We’ll also swing with (then) 13 year old Berili Lagrene, and sample a new track from Lake Street Dive’s “Obviously”! Tune in each Sunday at 3PM!


Homespun - 4/18/2021

Apr 19, 2021

  …On the next edition of Homespun we’ll hear new releases from Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, plus fiddler Mike Barnett. We’ll also celebrate Sam Bush’s birthday with music from the New Grass Revival and his solo debut, plus the blues of Muddy Waters, (John Lee)Sonny Boy Williamson, and more!

Tune in Sundays at 3PM!



Homespun - 4/11/2021

Apr 12, 2021

  …On this week’s edition of “Homespun”, we’ll sample the sounds of The Country Gentlemen, Clinch Mountain boy Jack Cooke, and new music from the duo Steve Gully and Tim Stafford-We’ll also hear the old time sounds of The Backwoods Band plus The Rocky Creek Ramblers, and we’ll remember the great John Prine on the anniversary of his passing. Tune in Sundays at 3PM!


Homespun - 4/4/2021

Apr 5, 2021

  …On this week’s edition of Homespun, we’ll celebrate Easter with the sounds of The Cox Family, Doyle Lawson, The Louvin Bros., plus Flatt & Scruggs! We’ll also honor his risen Lord with The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Clara Ward Singers, Sally Rogers and much more! Tune in Sundays at 3PM!

Homespun - 3/28/2021

Mar 29, 2021

  …On the next edition of Homespun, we’ll sample new music from Darin and Brooke Aldridge, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, plus Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford! We’ll also hear the new sounds of The Rocky Creek Ramblers, and we’ll look back 30 years to Marc Cohn’s debut, and 50 years with Joan Baez! Homespun-Sundays at 3PM!