An End of an Era for Morning Radio Show
Last week was the end of an era, with the signing off of the jovial, talented and gregarious David Trottier and his side kick, the talented, award-winning Bruce Allen, and their morning show on Rugby’s KZZJ 1450.
Trottier is calling it a career after nine years of doing the morning show on KZZJ. With Trottier’s last sign off, he is leaving behind an adoring public and many years of fond memories.
We asked Trottier why is he walking away now, he said, “I just think it’s time. I have been doing this for many years and just need a break. I look forward to being able to sleep in on weekdays for a couple of extra hours.” He continued, “My job at HAMC is getting so full I need the time to commit to that as well.” He concluded, “Not that I didn’t love my time at the radio station, I do. I will miss it, but I will be around its small town.”
Trottier shared that he will miss a lot of things about not doing the show. He will miss the creative aspect of the job, along with his daily interactions with his co-host Allen, who will remain at the station doing his other shows and duties. He will also miss his on-air interactions with the listeners, whether it was playing trivia with them, birthday shout-outs or making calls on Thanksgiving to see what his family was cooking. One of the things he would miss most, he said with his effectuous laugh and jovial way, “Being in the shower with all those women who said they listened to the show while they were showering.” That’s Trottier and why he is liked by so many.
One of the things he said he would like to be remembered for is, “When the show was over each morning, I wanted to think I made the listener smile and wanted their day to be better about the day because they listened to us in the morning.” If that was his goal then he should consider it mission accomplished.
Like any true professional, Trottier makes his job look effortless but he shares, “Radio is like making sausage” He philosophized that when you make sausage there are so many components and hours of work behind the scenes that no one really thinks about. Just like the hours it takes preparing for a radio show and making it the best it can be. It is more than just sitting behind the mike and talking.
Monday morning will be a little emptier with Trottier sleeping-in rather than making us a smile. He will be missed.
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