Wake up with Matt weekday mornings from 6a-10a on 101.9 The Keg!
Born in the tiny town of Cambridge, Nebraska, Matt Tompkins grew up in Hastings until relocating to St. Joe, Missouri where his father completed his Seminary school with the United Methodist Church. Matt Graduated from Valley High School and then the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Matt is married to Wendy Townley and they have two Westies named Barley and Teddy.
His radio career began as a producer for an afternoon drive news talk show in Omaha, while he spent his weekends performing in a touring rock band. Matt then joined with his brother Ben Tompkins for the afternoon radio program “The Matt and Ben Show” and they began performing stand up comedy shows, releasing a comedy album, “Songs For Giants” in 2010. Tompkins continued his radio career with local radio star Otis XII (Douglas Wesselman) with the nationally syndicated radio show “The Front Porch,” on SiriusXM.
Nearly 5 years ago Matt Tompkins and his brother Ben created “Omaha Live,” the first ever sketch comedy TV show in Omaha. Airing after Saturday Night Live and produced entirely on their own with no studio or resources in the beginning, Omaha Live beat all the odds and grew to more than 68,000 monthly viewers.
Matt hosted his own News talk show on 1290 KOIL -AM before joining Nikki Oswald on Sweet 98.5 Mornings, before he found the perfect fit on 101.9 the Keg – with the music and the station he’s always dreamed of being on.