The Todd and Tyler Radio Empire

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The Todd-n-Tyler Radio Empire
GenrePolitics, News, Satire, Talk, Personality, Sports, Comedy
Running time5 Hours
CountryUnited States United States
Home stationKEZO
StarringTodd Brandt, Mike Tyler
Air datessince 1993
Websitehttp://www.tntradioempire.com
Podcasthttp://www.tntradioempire.com/rss/?type=podcasts&format=rss&path=/AUDIO/podcast
 
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The Todd-n-Tyler Radio Empire
GenrePolitics, News, Satire, Talk, Personality, Sports, Comedy
Running time5 Hours
CountryUnited States United States
Home stationKEZO
StarringTodd Brandt, Mike Tyler
Air datessince 1993
Websitehttp://www.tntradioempire.com
Podcasthttp://www.tntradioempire.com/rss/?type=podcasts&format=rss&path=/AUDIO/podcast

The Todd-n-Tyler Radio Empire is a morning radio talk show based out of Omaha, Nebraska. It features the personalities of Mike Tyler and Todd Brandt. The show is syndicated in various cities across Nebraska, Wichita, KS and Santa Maria, CA. It is currently the #1 rated radio morning in the Omaha, NE market[1].

Contents

Format

Humorous comments on current events, politics, and popular culture.

History

Todd and Tyler first teamed up at WSJW in Harrisburg, PA in February 1993. Previously, Tyler was hosting the afternoon show and Brandt was part of the "Starview Morning Show". The duo moved to KEZO-FM in Omaha in August 1993. It became the top-rated morning show in Omaha in 1995 and has maintained that spot with the 25-54 demographic[citation needed]. The show began syndication in November 2006. The show is carried by the following stations:

AffiliateCall lettersCityStarted BroadcastingOn Air (Local Time)
Z92KEZO-FMOmaha, NEAugust 19935am - 10am Mon-Fri, 3rd-shift replay 10pm - 2am Sun-Thur; Best of the Week 6am-10am Saturday
T95KICT-FMWichita, KSNovember 20065am - 10am Mon-Fri
Rock 99.3KETT-FMScottsbluff, NEOctober 20104am - 9am Mon-Fri
Pure Rock Z 102KZMCMcCook, NENovember 20105am - 10am Mon-Fri
93.5 The HawkKKOTColumbus, NEFebruary 20125am - 10am Mon-Fri
104.1 The BlazeKIBZLincoln, NEFebruary 20125am - 10am Mon-Fri
The FoxKXFMSanta Maria, CASeptember 20125am - 10am Mon-Fri (Tape delayed)

The Cast

Mike Tyler. [2] Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA. Attended Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Tyler did several radio jobs in the York/Harrisburg/Lancaster, PA market, before moving on to Omaha. Tyler is married with two children. Before marriage, Tyler referred to himself as a serial monogamist[1] and often shares his former relationship escapades on the air. Often targeted for jokes because he has a very large head.

Todd Brandt. [3] Hometown: Rugby, ND. Moorhead State College, (now Minnesota State University, Moorhead), and Tempe Normal School (now Arizona State University). Todd had radio stints in his hometown, starting on the air as a high school freshman. He has worked in Fargo, ND, Phoenix, AZ, Spokane, WA, Portland, OR, Louisville, KY, Harrisburg, PA, and Omaha, NE. Todd is married with seven children. Todd is an outdoor aficionado. Todd frequently shares his camping and drinking stories and is open about his former drug use [2]

Craig Evans (News Guy).[4] Hometown: West Memphis, Arkansas. He was adopted by a preacher and his wife. Moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in his teens. Craig is known for his stuttering and bloopers while reading the news, infectious laughter, and for frequently providing stories about Space and Astronomy, which lead to the inevitable Uranus joke. Craig is the mystery man of the show.

Big Pussy (Producer) [5] Hometown: Villisca, Iowa. As a child, Big P spent most of his childhood in an igloo in the northern reaches of Alaska, hunting, ice fishing, and snow skiing. Big P moved to Omaha, NE, where he attended school at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and began an internship with T-n-T. After being abused and tortured by T-n-T, Big P was hired to be the show's producer. Big P is married with one child.

Petey-Mac (Sports)[6] Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska. Petey jumps in during the last two hours of the show. He is the only member of the show that is single. TnT live vicariously through Petey. Besides bringing up sports stories, he comments on any topics the guys are discussing during the time. Petey is known for his heavy drinking and excessive partying.

Supporting cast

Doc Ed (Dr. Ed Dominguez).[7] Dr. Ed Dominguez was born in San Antonio, Texas. He completed his undergraduate studies at Rice University and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He now practices in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Ed is on the show every other Wednesday for two hours.

Black Tony.[8] Joins Todd and Tyler periodically. It is often been stated that Black Tony bares a striking similarity to comedian Dave Chappelle.

LenDog. Show's webmaster, the creator of the show's South Park Theme cartoons and The Play-At-Home game.

Joe America. Conservative correspondent and friend of the show.

Characters

The Guy Bangin' Your Mom - An occasional caller to the show that shares his escapades with your mom.

Fake Larry the Cable Guy - The shows' Larry the Cable Guy impersonator.

Larry the Cable Smoker - The gay version of Larry the Cable Guy.

Irma - Retired adult actress who discusses her life experiences in the business.

Herbert the Pervert - The next door old man that knows what boys like.

The Guy Bangin' Tyler's dad - An occasional caller to the show that shares his sexual escapades with Tyler's dad.

Julie - Periodical caller that starts out with a feminine voice and gradually changes to a deep masculine voice.

Radio Bits

Did that Stick to the Tape? Phrases spoken during that show with certain connotations that are played back during the show or saved for the "Clip-Off."

Clip-Off. Tyler and Craig empty the hard drive playing all the clips saved.

Unspeakable Sex Acts. Phrases that sound like sex acts that naturally come up during conversation on the show.

Great Band Name. Phrases that sound like a band name. If any band uses any of these band names to promote themselves, the guys will play their songs on the air.

Trained Counseling. Hosts response to listener problems sent to the show. The majority of the questions involve relationship problems or are sexual in nature.

Question and Answer Session. If you call during the first half-hour of the show, you can ask T-n-T anything. That is if you can get past Big P. (the talk blocker)

Craig's Dead Pool. Celebrity dead pool, in which listeners predict the death of ten celebrities for the respective year. Tyler refers to them as soulless bastards. The winner of the pool receives a plaque. Past winners include Wacko (2009), Hopefulscientist (2010) and AchinForBacon (2011).

The $1 Jar. If a host or guest tell a bad, flat, flawed, horrible joke, they owe a dollar to the jar. It is not specified how the money is spent.

Cubicle Affiliates. If you listen to the show via the stream or through podcasts, and your city is not an affiliate of the Todd-and-Tyler Radio Empire you can sign up to be a cubicle affiliate.

Guests

Frequent guests of “The Todd n Tyler Radio Empire” include Larry the Cable Guy, Lewis Black, Dennis Hof, Jack Hanna, John Beasley, Dr. Oz and traveling comedians who performed at the Omaha Funny Bone Comedy Club.

Honors

Todd and Tyler were honored by the Omaha Press Club and inducted as the 106th face on the Barroom Floor on May 19, 2006[9] and were roasted at this event by Larry the Cable Guy.

Todd and Tyler were nominated for the 2006 Medium Market Personality of the Year NAB Marconi Radio Award[10].

Miscellaneous

"For the past two years the Wichita Police Department has used this space to post photographs and information about individuals who have been arrested and charged with prostitution -related offenses in Wichita. The Department has learned that these photographs and information were being used for purposes that the Department feels were inappropriate. Because of this inappropriate use of information by individuals outside law enforcement, the Department has suspended our practice of posting this information."[3].

To this date, it is believed that because T-n-T were using the website for entertainment that the Wichita Police Department took down the site.

Cast MemberNFL TeamCollege Team
TylerPittsburgh SteelersPenn State Nittany Lions
ToddMinnesota VikingsArizona State Sun Devils
CraigGreen Bay PackersArkansas Razorbacks
Big PGreen Bay PackersNone
Petey MacDenver BroncosNebraska Cornhuskers
Black TonyDallas CowboysMiami Hurricanes
Doc EdDallas CowboysRice Owls

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