Tate grew up in North Carolina and has always had an interest in radio. Even when he was nine years old and his other friends wanted to be policemen and firemen, he wanted to be a DJ. His passion for radio and his love for Christ came together in 1991 when he felt God’s calling to only work in Christian radio.
Tate’s first radio job was at a ten-watt blowtorch at Elon University in Burlington, NC at the age 13. He went on to program Christian radio at WNOW in Charlotte and WRCM in Charlotte. In 1996, he helped launch the first ever 24 hour Christian rock and alternative radio station, 88.7 Radio U in Columbus, OH, and later went on to launch 104.9 The River in Columbus, a radio station that sounds very similar to Z88.3.
In 2012, Tate finds himself as the Assistant Program Director, Music Director, and Overnight Host at Z88.3. Tate has been married to AJ, a writer and speaker, for almost ten years, and they have a six year old little boy named Marshall. (who Tate talks about often on his overnight show!)
Tate’s life verse is Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”