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Meet the Team

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Tom McElligott
Morning Show Host

Tom is excited to join the team at Moody Radio Chattanooga. He is a graduate of Rockbridge Seminary and has a BA in Communications from the University of Washington at Tacoma. Tom worked with at-risk teens in Tacoma while serving with Youth for Christ. He has also served as a youth pastor, associate pastor, lead pastor, and previously worked in radio in Washington State. Tom is celebrating 30 years of marriage with his wife, Robyn, and enjoys sports, performing arts, and the recreational game of cornhole. His daily prayer is to be reminded that God can do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.

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Tabi Upton
Morning Show Host

Tabi (pronounced "tob-by") Upton graduated from Biola University with a BA in Psychology and from Colorado Christian University with an MA in Counseling. She has worked with families facing all types of life challenges, counseled military children living outside the US, and met with inmates in a local jail. In addition to being a regular guest on local radio stations, her column, Mind Matters, ran in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for 13 years. Tabi loves to laugh and find humor in the everyday moments of life. Most importantly, she is excited to be able to share God's love and encouragement from Scripture with you each morning on 88.9 Moody Radio.

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Patrick Core

Patrick has been serving at 88.9 Moody Radio since 2016, Patrick Core loves living in the Tennessee Valley. Originally from Folsom, Louisiana, Patrick is a husband and father of three who enjoys the outdoors, fishing, gardening, and any kind of sport. Patrick also enjoys spending time with his family. In addition to serving with Moody Radio, Patrick has been the chief meteorologist at WDEF News 12 Now since 1990.

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Penny Patton
News & Information

Penny is a communications graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She has been helping lead worship in some capacity since she was in the 8th grade and currently leads worship for White Oak Baptist. She is also involved in an apartment ministry and is the administrative assistant at the Hamilton County Baptist Association. She is very passionate about bringing the hope of Jesus to people. In her free time, she enjoys binge-watching sitcoms, crafting, and spending time with her husband, Alex, and her cat, Piper.

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Sandi Case
Social Media

Sandi feels blessed to be part of the ministry of Moody Radio in Chattanooga where she has served faithfully since March of 2020. She enjoys praying with listeners when they call in with a need or concern and serving with special events that support those in need in the Tennessee Valley and around the world. Sandi and her husband, Mike, raised their two daughters in the Chattanooga area, where they have lived for 28 years. As a family they enjoy outdoor adventures, especially kayaking and hiking.

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Mornings with Tom and Tabi

Mornings with Tom and Tabi

Mornings with Tom and Tabi helps start your day with spiritual encouragement, fresh conversation on current topics, and Christ-centered music. Join Tom McElligott and Tabi Upton for traffic updates, weather, community events, interviews, and features, as well as opportunities to join the conversation!