Doug Taylor out at 102.9 DRC-FM in Hartford....

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
Sun Oct 12 13:27:00 EDT 2008

And I hadn't seen the article before I posted the supposed reason for his
firing, so I apologize, as it was just a guess. Obviously, it was a cost
cutting move, but some people are still going to say it was because of his
on air slip up.

I met Doug several years ago, when I was in middle school.. me and my mom
did a Charity walk with him (forget what the charity was).. and we got to
walk with him the entire time.. a very down to earth, easy guy to talk to...
I wish him the best.


On Sun, Oct 12, 2008 at 11:55 AM, Mark Casey <> wrote:

> The Hartford Courant reports that Doug, and Mary Jones of WDRC AM and
> another staffer were "laid off" due to decreasing ad revenue in the
> Hartford
> market. Too bad, We enjoyed listening to Doug for quite a few years. He's
> smooth, happy and entertaining. Hopefuly, the slip of the tonque wasn't the
> reason for his demise a DRC. In fact that's one reason we listened to his
> show, and to DRC in general; the lack of 'raunchiness'. But, even DRC plays
> the popular 1970 selection by Free,  "All Right Now" with its' " the
> f^&*in'
> rent" line
> Larry Wells replaces Doug, and Floyd Wright formerly with WWYZ, Country
> 92.5, Waterbury-Hartford, and earlier with WKCI, KC-101, Hamden, CT, both
> for many years, moves into Larry's mid-day shift
> Best wishes to Doug Taylor. We will miss your happy, upbeat voice.
> Mark Casey, K1MAP
> near Springfield
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul B. Walker, Jr." <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2008 2:08 AM
> Subject: Doug Taylor out at 102.9 DRC-FM in Hartford....
> Long time afternoon drive host at WDRC-FM Hartford, Doug Taylor was let go
> this week.
> Larry Wells moves to Afternoon Drive and overnight host Floyd Wright moves
> to Middays.
> Last week, while talking on the air about a BIG D Legends of Rock n Roll
> Concert, he referred to Gary Puckett by accident as Gary F&^kit.
> Could this be why he was let go? Just pure speculation on my part.
> Paul Walker

Paul B. Walker, Jr.

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