Tom Schulte has been an avid music collector, pursuing the furthest reaches of diverse genres. After taping every record he could not buy, Tom entered high school with an appetite whetted for music exploration. He was second chair in his high school orchestra and remains an avid patron of symphonic and operatic music today. A gamut of punk rock and heavy metal bands followed. His final project, The Scruffy Tearaways, played all major Great Lakes-area cities as peers on the then burgeoning "crossover" or "metal core" scene.

Immediately after high school, Tom began chronicling his adventure through music with a weekly column in Jam Rag magazine of Detroit, Mich. This column, Outsight, has run in several publications across the United States and Canada since 1989, growing into Outsight Communications, a content provider that provided or provides material for CDNow, All-Music Guide, MTV.COM, and more.

Tom's experience in broadcasting began with the microwatt revolution and broadcasting on WCPR Radio Free Detroit. After guesting on various shows, he obtained a Thursday morning drive-time program on WPON-AM (Pontiac, Mich.). After using this program as a platform for sharing new music discoveries for over a year, Tom went on to be the evening and weekend substitute host for WDET-FM Detroit Public Radio, one of the Top Ten Public Radio Stations in the country. Parallel to this, Tom began an Internet Radio program in early 1998. The show, Outsight Radio Hours, is produced from Tom's home.

Tom works as the DJ and engineer, applying the training he acquired at the state-of-the-art WDET studios. Tom's show always features new recordings touched on in his column. Each show includes a representative live interview with an artist from one of the new releases. Past guests on the eclectic program include Les McCann, Scanner, Billy Sheehan. Duke Fakir (Four Tops) and more. Tom has been involved in Internet technology since acoustic modems and the Freenet. Today, he is a senior application developer engineering and custom-building Internet solutions for automotive industry manufacturers and suppliers at Plexus Systems. As a person that spends his free time exploring new music and collecting vinyl, Tom sees Internet radio as a perfect synthesis of career and extracurricular interests. Also, he would love to tell you about his reading list and latest chess strategies.

Reviews by Tom include:

Bobby Bare Jr.'s Young Criminal's Starvation League
From the End of Your Leash

Benny & the Jets Band
Merry X-mas

Precious Bryant
Fool Me Good

Alex de Grassi & G.E. Stinson
Shortwave Postcard

Dengue Fever
Dengue Fever

Aiyb Dieng

Miles Donahue
Standards: Volume I-IV

The Duhks
The Duhks

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones

Folk Implosion
The New Folk Implosion

Furious Billy

Jay Geils, Duke Robillard & Gerry Beaudoin
New Guitar Summit

Joe Hall
Travelling Without Deoderant: The Best of Joe Hall (1972-1988)

Steve Hancoff
The Single Petal of a Rose

Ralph E. Hayes
Long Drive Home

Kevin Hearn & Thin Buckle
Night Light

David Jacobs-Strain
Stuck on the Way Back

Kris Kristofferson
Third World Warrior & Repossessed

John Latartara & Khristian Weeks
With for Intoned

Arto Lindsay

Little Wings
Magic Wand

Hank Locklin
Generations in Song

Harry Manx & Kevin Breit

Mike Marshall & Darol Anger
The Duo Live: At Home & On the Range

Deltahead McDonald
Blues on the Slide

Joni Mitchell

Van Morrison
Down the Road

Sinead O'Connor
She Who Dwells...

Pinetop Perkins
Ladies Man

The Proclaimers
Born Innocent

Nina Simone
The Lady Has the Blues

Luciana Souza
Brazilian Duos

Leni Stern
Finally the Rain Has Come

Townes Van Zandt
The Best of Townes Van Zandt

various artists
It's a Team Mint Xmas, Vol. 2
Protest: Songs of Struggle & Resistance from Around the World
Shout, Sister Shout: A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Songs & Ballads of the Bituminous Miners
The Story of the Blues: From Blind Lemon Jefferson to B.B. King
Swing Era

Tom Waits
Real Gone

S. Jason Black & Christopher S. Hyatt
Pacts with the Devil

Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra & Stephen Thomas Erlewine, editors
All Music Guide to Country

David Colbert
The Magical Worlds of the Lord of the Rings:
  The Amazing Myths, Legends & Facts Behind the Masterpiece

Wayne Erbsen
Log Cabin Pioneers: Stories, Songs & Sayings

Randy Halberstadt
Metaphors for the Musician: Perspectives from a Jazz Pianist

Allan Metz, editor
Blondie, from Punk to the Present

Jesus Muhammad-Ali
The Evolution of the Nation of Islam

Martin Roach
Morphing the Blues: The White Stripes & the Strange Relevance of Detroit

Chuck Sher & Larry Dunlap, editors
The All-Jazz Real Book

Robert Anton Wilson
The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Howard Zinn
Terrorism & War

Albert Collins: In Concert

Almost Elvis

The Doctors: 30 Years of Time Travel & Beyond

Bobby Hutcherson & Flora Purim: Cool Summer, Vol. 3

Iggy & the Stooges, Live in Detroit

Candye Kane: In Concert

Headless Body in Topless Bar

That Old Black Magic

Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings In Concert