The entire world has heard of former Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill. He shot a very famous bad guy — thrice.

Before Rob was a household name, however, his older brother, Tom, was a well-known character in the Mining City. Known affectionately as “Tommy O,” the older O’Neill has been a long-time radio man and musician in Butte.

He is a founding member of the middle-age sensation that is High Ore Road, a band that will perform New Year’s Eve at the McQueen Club.


Tommy O is the public address announcer for the Butte Central Maroons, Butte High Bulldogs and Montana Tech Orediggers. Quite simply, he is the best there is.

Click here to listen in as we talk about Tom getting into radio, the many bands he has played for and how him giving all those atomic wedgies just might have created a legendary Navy SEAL.