Born in Crossville, Tenn., Moby got his nickname at the age of 12 and has been known as Moby in the Morning on the radio since 1981. He landed his first radio job at the age of 15 on WCSV AM in Crossville.
Moby attended Belmont College in Nashville with the dream of becoming a high school band director. But radio was under his skin, so he quit school and went back to Crossville where he worked for WAEW for two years. He then started his climb upward by moving to a station in Columbia, Tenn., and finally to Nashville where he worked for two stations, including WAMB, a big band station, where he made $100 a week. Moby moved to the FM band in 1974 at WKDA-FM, which became WKDF, then to WKQB (WLAC FM) in Nashville. His first job outside of Tennessee was at at 98 ROCK in Tampa, Fla.