Faces: Tommy McFly, Kelly Collis and Jen Richer

The hosts from ‘The Tommy Show’ on 94.7 Fresh FM celebrate five years on air.

Tommy McFly, Kelly Collis and Jen Richer
Jen Richer, Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis / Photo courtesy of ‘The Tommy Show’

Jen Richer

In three or five words, describe the residents of the DMV.
Passionate, scrappy

If you could compare yourselves to a known trio, who would it be?
Bridesmaids (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph)

What is the one thing your listeners don’t know about you?
We pretty much lay it all out there.

QUICK HITS
Neighborhood: Arlington
Go-to summer song: Gwen Stefani, definitely. “Make Me Like You”
Hashtag you can’t stand: #MondayMotivation
If you could have any guest on the show, who would it be? Madeline Albright

Tommy McFly

In three or five words, describe the residents of the DMV.
Driven, and clearly superior to everyone else in the country.

Why does the dynamic work between the three of you?
The Fresh family is totally the fourth person on the show, the people who call in, but our show is built on friendship and respect and admiration for each other. Kelly was my recently divorced, mother of two kids, smartass neighbor who lived down the street before we got on the air. (This is her first job in radio.) And Jen is my happy, human Labrador retriever, the sun is always shining everywhere, California girl whose glass is always half-full, and she was my friend as well. Kelly and Jen met each other the weekend before we went on the air. But the show is built on actual love, respect and friendship.

If you could compare yourselves to a known trio, who would it be?
Bryce Harper, Jason Werth and Ryan Zimmerman

What is the one thing your listeners don’t know about you?
As soon as I came out on the air, that was pretty much it.

What is a question you hate having to answer?
[Waking up early] is everyone’s first question because it is the most obvious question. But I imagine it’s like asking Adele to sing “Hello” again; that’s just what you do. We’re happy to answer it, but between the three of us we probably get that question 10 times a day.

QUICK HITS
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon/Triangle
Go-to summer song: Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”
Hashtag you can’t stand: #tbt only because there needs to be standards of practice on it. You can’t hashtag last Thursday. Needs to be at least a year.
If you could have any guest on the show, who would it be? Bryce Harper

Kelly Collis

In three or five words, describe the residents of the DMV.
Savvy

When listeners call into the show, what do most people want to talk about?
We talk about our lives on the air, and they want to talk about their lives—all the great stuff and sometimes the not-so-great stuff. That is what’s so cool about our show is that it is literally our lives.

If you could compare yourselves to a known trio, who would it be?
I’m going old school with My Best Friend’s Wedding (Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney and Cameron Diaz)

What is the one thing your listeners don’t know about you?
That’s a hard one.

What is a question you hate having to answer?
“What time do you wake up in the morning, and what time do you go to bed?”

QUICK HITS
Neighborhood: Glover Park
Go-to summer song: Meghan Trainor, “No”
Hashtag you can’t stand: #millenials (“Great, we’re going to have a protest now,” comments Tommy.)
If you could have any guest on the show, who would it be? Madonna

(June 2016)

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