Bill Tanner grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. His early influences included a local deejay who allowed him to speak his first words on the radio and a mother who entered – and won – radio contests. He went on to be the morning personality and program director of Miami's Y-100, a station with some legendary contests of its own. Tanner continues to bring his 40+ years of experience to the business he loves as a consultant (or self-described “insultant”) to stations across the country.