Toronto Mike Goes to Oshawa

I was invited to speak to a class of media students at Durham College today. Their instructor, Rita, has wisely introduced new media into the curriculum, so I was asked to speak about podcasting.

I have a rule... if I can bike to something, I'll do my very best to accommodate all such requests. Durham College is in North Oshawa and well out of my bike range, and although I considered a combination of Go Train and bike, driving made the most sense. So I broke my rule and drove. Obviously my rules aren't etched in stone.

It was a great pleasure talking podcasting with our future podcasters, even though the bulk of my references were before their time. I'm used to that. Here's proof nobody fell asleep.

Durham College

Since I came all that way, I had to drop by 94.9 The Rock to see my pal Bob Willette. Bob put me on the air and interviewed me, which means I made my GTA Rock Station debut. Appropriately enough, my segment was during the 90s Nooner.



It was worth the drive to Oshawa.

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Rick C in Oakville

You even went East of Yonge!
Any Oshawa Elvis sightings?
This is the exposure students need, hearing someone who is doing it in the real world.

November 7, 2018 @ 3:25 PM


10 minutes away from your brush with fame almost meeting me.

Better luck next time!

November 7, 2018 @ 4:11 PM


I caught the tail end of your 94.9 The Rock interview online and you came off really well!!
Looking forward to B. Willette's forthcoming "Forgotten Jams" KOTJ episode. Big fan
of all those thematic shows in that vein so far!

November 7, 2018 @ 4:42 PM

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Thanks for listening. I've spent hundreds of hours talking into a microphone but I'm always in control of what's published. Being on the radio you're uber aware you're broadcasting live!


So close, yet so far.

November 7, 2018 @ 4:55 PM

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@Rick C in Oakville

I was waaaay east of Yonge! In Elvis country. But no Elvis sightings!

November 7, 2018 @ 4:59 PM


Wish I would have seen your Tweet earlier. Came on board right as "Bobcaygeon" was ending.
Co-inky-Dink that that was the song they threw to? If not, totally appropriate!!

November 7, 2018 @ 5:02 PM


If you need to go east of Yonge you can pitstop at my place haha

November 8, 2018 @ 6:32 PM

Taylor Geisel

Thanks so much for coming to talk to my class!!!!

November 15, 2018 @ 9:13 PM

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@Taylor Geisel

It was my pleasure!

Which one is you in the pic?

November 16, 2018 @ 1:29 PM

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