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Tom is born and raised in Kampen, and still lives here. He grew up in a family of five. With his dad, who's also his best friend Jan, and like him, is a member of the fire brigade, and his mum Susanne. He has two little sisters: Eva, who is a hairdresser, and Anna, who is studying physiotherapy. Currently, He lives together with his girlfriend Heleen, she is a doctor.
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Get to know Tom
Tom van der Weerd
"I love my work at the fire brigade, hanging out with friends a lot, and I enjoy cooking, especially at the BBQ."
For me, that means NO bungee jumping, parachute jumping, or anything like that. What then? I am not sure, perhaps I would love to open my own restaurant or store with delicatessens and great beers and wines.
Important moments of Tom
Transfer from SLAM! to Qmusic
Bought my first house in Kampen
My own evening show at SLAM! with Bram
The buttons are fun
I started as DJ because I was a radio-nerd who just love to play around with buttons. Nowadays, I cannot think of a life without radio, and nothing makes me happier than sitting in a studio and entertaining the Netherlands with our music, prizes, and jokes.
I started in a small studio in my attic, and soon I worked at the local radio station in Kampen. A talent academy in Hilversum led to an internship at Radio 538. When this ended, they offered me my first contract and said: "Go work a lot, show us what you can do in radio production and in developing radio items."
I got a full-time job in the producing- and editing team of SLAM!. Soon after, I got the opportunity to go live on the radio. That became more and more, and finally, I ended up in the evening show with Bram Krikke.
Somewhere in January 2020 I went for a cup of coffee with Gerben Post, the CEO of DDF People. We got along very well. In the beginning, it was mostly Brainpink who was helping me. After a while, that shifted to HAMITH. I decided to work with DDF People because of the warm welcoming feeling and the easygoing communication. Next to that, the people I work with now are of my age, and we seem to share the way of thinking, which works very nicely.