Podcast Plan B is a blog series about four Montreal radio personalities that have begun independent podcasts over the past few months. It’s an expansion of a Gazette article I wrote on the topic, explained here.
- Name: David Tyler
- Radio job: Former daytime host, now occasional fill-in host at CFQR “92.5 the Q”
- Podcast: David Tyler Unleashed
- Podcast URL: http://www.davidtyler.com/podcast/
- Length: Varies, 15-30 minutes
- Format: MP4
- Frequency: Occasional
- Subject: Interviews and jokes
I’ll start this series with an apology: Sorry David Tyler, I had to cut you out of my story. I thought I could fit in a lot more in the 750 words I was assigned, and I just couldn’t fit everyone in. The story was about podcasts as independent business ventures, and David Tyler Unleashed was more of a just-for-fun thing. It isn’t as regular as the other ones, and it’s only guaranteed four episodes so far, while the others have long-term plans for the new year.
Still, I feel bad not only because I spent an hour on the phone with Tyler, but because he has the best story about being fired from radio.
“The program director at the time, Chris Kennedy, called me into his office,” Tyler told me. “I was showing him the renovations on my house that I just started. I was showing him the pictures on my brand new iPhone. And suddenly he had this look on his face.”
While Tyler was dreaming of home renovation in August 2008, Kennedy and management at Corus’s Q92 were thinking of going in a new direction, doing something different (and other similar euphemisms). They’re be redoing the weekday midday, and David Tyler wasn’t part of their plans.