The Morning Buzz with Richard Todd

Tune into The Morning Buzz with Richard Todd

richard@radioofcharleston.com

Weekdays 6AM to 10AM

A long-time radio and TV personality in the Lowcountry, Richard Todd was born in Decatur, Alabama in 1965.  He moved to SC in the early ’70s and has basically been in the Palmetto State ever since.  Visiting Charleston as a kid, he knew he wanted to live there and fell in love with the city and surrounding areas.  While attending the University of South Carolina, he started in radio at WUSC as “The Eggman” hosting “Blast from the Past” and also worked at FOX 102 and B106.  Upon graduating, he made his way down to the Carolina coast and started at the legendary 96WAVE in 1991.  As half of the show “Taler and Todd in the Mornings (TnT), he established himself as a leading broadcaster in Charleston and their show was recognized numerous times with awards including Best Local Morning Show (1993-1995) and Best Local Radio Personalities (1994 &1995).  After a brief stint at 98ROCK to end 1995, he ventured into the world of teaching at Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston and was recognized as Rookie Teacher of the Year (1997-98) as well as being involved in numerous extracurricular activities including becoming the “Voice of the Patriots” as their football PA announcer.  He continues in that role to this day, hosts the Fort Dorchester Coaches Show on the internet and was inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013!  But the call of radio beckoned and he returned to the airwaves in 1999 launching a news talk station, WSC, where he hosted the morning show from 1999-2002.  During that time he got married to his lovely wife Mary, from McClellanville, SC, and became a father with the arrival of his son, Tyler.  He also began his foray into television with “Richard Todd’s Take” on WSCS-TV, Live 5 News. Then in 2003, he reunited with his former radio partner, Atom Taler, and they launched a new station, Coast 92.5 and returned “TnT in the Mornings” to the airwaves.

However, the opportunity to host his own local talk show was presented to him and that was the beginning of “The Morning Buzz’ on WTMA-AM 1250, the oldest radio station in Charleston, in 2004.  It proved to be a good decision as he quickly established himself as the leading voice on issues in the tri-county and his show emerged as Charleston’s morning meeting place, becoming the number 1 rated local talk show from 2008-2012.  During that time he was named Best Local Talk Show Host from 2010-2012 and Best Local Radio Personality in 2011 & 2012.  His radio show was also the only show in the state of SC that was simulcast live on TV, on Comcast C2.  That led to his hosting other shows on Comcast including “Newsmakers” from 2004-2009 & “Moment with the Mayor” from 2008-2013.  Sadly, in 2012, his wife passed away at the age of 44 after a 3 1/2 year battle with breast cancer and he left the airwaves to take care of his son, who was only 9 years old.  However, he continued to do his various announcing and hosting duties at places and events like multiple Charleston County Parks events (Petfest, Cajunfest, Harvestfest, Bark in the Park), as the “voice” of the Charleston Battery (2000-2017), as the host and emcee for Earl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island (2011-present), the “voice” of the Volvo Car Open on Daniel Island (2013-present), finish line announcer for the Charleston Marathon (2010-2017) and a multitude of other events and occasions, most notably as the host of patron videos and sponsorship packages for the 2012 PGA Championship on Kiawah Island.

During his decades in the Lowcountry, Richard has been involved in numerous causes and charities, helping to raise millions of dollars for various groups.  Some of those include Gourmet & Grapes for the Hollings Cancer Center at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island (2007-present); multiple events for the Charleston Animal Society (Chili Cookoff, etc) & Special Olympics (Bocce Bash, etc); cancer-related things (Richard is a testicular cancer survivor himself since 2001!) like Race for the Cure, Relay for Life & the Hope Ball with the American Cancer Society; the March of Dimes; and countless activities with the Charleston Metro Sports Council, just to name some of them.  His two proudest achievements were spearheading the petition drive to change the law for Sunday alcohol sales in Charleston County in 1994 (you’re welcome!) and creating & hosting the Holy City Charity Poker Tournament to benefit the fight against children’s cancer in 2007.

As a result of all of his accomplishments and achievements, Richard has received numerous awards & recognitions, most notably, being named a Legendary Local of Charleston in 2013!

And now, he has relaunched “The Morning Buzz” on WCOO-FM, 105.5 The Bridge, Monday-Friday from 6am-10am.  Tune in and join the fun as the adventure continues and make it a habit-forming part of your morning routine!

Bridge Legal Advisor, David Aylor, Talks About “Stay-at-home” Orders & How They are Helping Lowcountry Families During This Time

On this edition of The Legal Buzz, Richard Todd talks with Bridge Legal Advisor David Aylor about the dispute between cities and the state of SC over the ability to issue a “stay-at-home” order and whether it

Richard Chat’s with Michelle Woodhall, Board Member of the Lowcountry Hospitality Association, President of Charming Inns & Circa 1886 Restaurant

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with Michelle Woodhall, board member of the Lowcountry Hospitality Association, President of Charming Inns and Circa 1886 Restaurant. They discuss the impact on the hospitality industry during this Corona Spring, how things

The Legal Buzz with Bobby Phipps of John Price Law Firm

On this week’s edition of The Legal Buzz, Richard Todd speaks with Bobby Phipps, an attorney at the John Price Law Firm, about how they are staying open to deal with legal issues while taking special measures

Richard Chats with 9th Circuit Solicitor, Scarlett Wilson 

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with the 9th Circuit Solicitor, Scarlett Wilson, as she addresses how the criminal justice system is adapting during this new normal and how the wheels of justice will continue to turn.  

Richard Todd Chats With Lowcountry Local First Executive Director, Jamee Haley

Check out Richard Todd’s conversation with Jamee Haley, the Executive Director of Lowcountry Local First, as they talk about ways to help and support our local businesses and those hurting in the community during these difficult times.

Charleston City Paper, Andy Brack On How You Can Help the Community

Check out Richard Todd’s conversation with the Publisher of the Charleston City Paper, Andy Brack, as they discuss some interesting ways you can help your community during this uncertain time and how we are all in this

Attorney David Aylor in Studio Discussing the Legal Ramifications of the Coronavirus

On this edition of The Legal Buzz, Richard Todd talks with Bridge Legal Advisor, Attorney David Aylor. He discusses some of the legal ramifications of the coronavirus that you might not have thought of!

Charleston Jazz Orchestra Music Director & Director of Jazz Studies at CofC, Robert Lewis, in Studio with Richard Todd

Check out Richard Todd’s conversation with Robert Lewis, the Musical Director of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra and Director of Jazz Studies at the College of Charleston. They discuss the state of jazz here in town, the history

Director of Charleston Music Hall, Charles Carmody Talks About Changes to the Venue and Upcoming Shows

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with Charles Carmody, the Director of the Charleston Music Hall, as they prepare to remove and replace the seats in front of the stage. Which will provide standing room for more dancing

Check out Richard’s Exclusive Conversation with his friend Michele Palumbo from “Inside the Red Zone” in Milan Italy

You’ll want to hear Richard Todd’s exclusive conversation with Michele Palumbo, his friend, and part-owner in several restaurants in Milan, Italy, from “inside the red zone”!  He describes the situation in Italy regarding the Coronavirus just before

The Legal Buzz with Attorney John Price – March 9th, 2020

On this edition of The Legal Buzz, Richard Todd talks with Bridge Legal Advisor John Price about the need for some medical knowledge when dealing with accident victims and how some of their own history with personal

Andy Brack of Charleston City Paper in Studio Discussing Super Tuesday Results, Best of Charleston Voting and More

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with Andy Brack, the Publisher of the Charleston City Paper and Editor of the Statehouse Report, as they discuss the results of Super Tuesday and analyze things moving forward in the primary

Richard Chats with Authors of “100 Things to do in Charleston Before You Die”, Lynn & Cele Seldon

Check out Richard Todd’s conversation with the authors of “100 Things to do in Charleston Before you Die”, Lynn & Cele Seldon. They discuss the release of the 2nd edition of this very popular book and their

Richard Chats with Tennis Hall of Famer, Tracy Austin

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with Tracy Austin, a member of the Tennis Hall of Fame, former World Number 1, 2-time US Open champion, 2-time Family Circle Cup champion (now the Volvo Car Open) and an outstanding

The Legal Buzz with Attorney David Aylor – March 2nd, 2020

This week’s edition of The Legal Buzz features Richard Todd’s conversation with Attorney David Aylor about the upcoming boating season here along the Carolina coast and some of the legal issues that can arise when you’re on

Megan Fink of Palmetto Goodwill in Studio with Richard Todd

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with the VP of Marketing with Palmetto Goodwill, Megan Fink, as they get ready for the Hippie Dash on Saturday, March 7 at James Island County Park and the many things that

Check out Richard Todd’s conversation with the Editor of the Charleston City Paper, Sam Spence

Check out Richard Todd’s conversation with the Editor of the Charleston City Paper, Sam Spence, who was at the Gaillard Auditorium for the Democratic Presidential debate. Get his take on how things went inside the building, plus

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with the Chairwoman of the Charleston County Democratic Party, Colleen Condon

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with the Chairwoman of the Charleston County Democratic Party, Colleen Condon, during an amazing week of political events and Presidential campaigning here in the Lowcountry! Get her perspective on races going forward

The Legal Buzz Featuring Attorney John Price Discussing the Possibility of a New Law Ticketing Slow Left-Hand Drivers

On this week’s edition of The Legal Buzz, Bridge Legal Advisor John Price discusses with Richard Todd the possibility of a new law going into place that would ticket people who drive slowly in the left-hand lane

Charleston Animal Society’s, Kay Hyman in Studio with Richard Todd

Listen to Richard Todd’s in-depth conversation with Kay Hyman from the Charleston Animal Society and find out much more about the lady who, along with so many volunteers, staff, board members and patrons, have saved thousands of

The Legal Buzz with Attorney David Aylor – February 17th, 2020

In this week’s segment of The Legal Buzz, hear Bridge legal expert David Aylor talk with Richard Todd about the developments in the sad case out of Columbia over the death of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik. David brings

Pink and Politics with Charleston City Paper Publisher, Andy Brack

Hear Richard Todd’s conversation with the Publisher of the Charleston City Paper, Andy Brack, on why every issue is pink!  Plus Andy, as the Editor of the Statehouse Report, talks about the results in the New Hampshire

Dr. Kelly Summers of Waring Vision Institute Talks About Eye Aging, Procedures They Offer, and More

Listen to Richard Todd speak with Dr. Kelly Summers from the Waring Vision Institute in Mt Pleasant about the procedures and treatments they offer when it comes to having good vision and better eye care. For more

President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Matt Myers, Discusses the Alarming Number of Teen Smoking in SC

Hear Richard Todd’s conversation with the President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Matt Myers, as he discusses the alarming numbers in SC when it comes to teens and smoking and the terrible job our state government

Richard chats with Exoskeleton Marathon Racer, Guinness World Record Holder & Founder of IGotLegs.org, Adam Gorlitsky

Listen to Richard Todd’s fascinating conversation with Adam Gorlitsky from IGotLegs.org! Adam talks extensively about his amazing feat of setting a Guinness World Record of 33 hours and 16 minutes in the Charleston Marathon in an exoskeleton

Check out Richard’s Conversation with our Friend & Director of the Charleston Music Hall, Charles Carmody

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with the always interesting Director of the Charleston Music Hall, Charles Carmody, as he talks about their new management team, removing the seats on the floor for more General Admission shows, and

The Legal Buzz with Attorney John Price – February 10th, 2020

On this installment of the Legal Buzz, Bridge Legal Expert John Price discusses the efforts to close the legendary bar Group Therapy in Five Points in Columbia and uses a special inside source for further legal clarification! Text

The Legal Buzz with Attorney David Aylor – February 3rd, 2020

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with Bridge legal expert David Aylor on a recent segment of the Legal Buzz, where David talks about the legal ramifications of the vote to appoint Elliott Summey as the Executive Director

Bobby Phipps of the John Price Law Firms Talks Traumatic Brain Injuries with Richard Todd

Richard Todd talks with John Price Law Firm Associate Bobby Phipps about Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) resulting from car accidents, falls, assaults, sports and more, and how to deal with the legal issues surrounding those types of

The Legal Buzz with Attorney David Aylor

Hear this week’s Legal Buzz with Attorney David Aylor who talks about the possibility of South Carolina becoming a hands-free driving state when it comes to cell phone usage and how that might be enforced.

Charles Carmody Chats About his Journey to Becoming the Director at the Charleston Music Hall, Upcoming Changes to the Venue, and More

Listen to Richard Todd’s extensive conversation with the Director of The Charleston Music Hall, Charles Carmody.  He tells the story of how he became the director of that venue and how that venue came to such prominence

Richard Chats with CEO of the Lowcountry Land Trust, Ashley Demosthenes

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with the CEO of the Lowcountry Land Trust, Ashley Demosthenes, as they discuss the upcoming event Flourish 2020 and discuss the on-going growth issues in the Lowcountry and how residents can be

Richard Chats With the Band Mo Lowda and the Humble

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with the band Mo Lowda and the Humble as they drive from Philadelphia for their show at the Pour House on Saturday, January 18th.  They discuss their upcoming new release “Ready Coat”

Hear Richard Todd’s conversation with President of the SC Stingrays, Rob Concannon

Hear Richard Todd’s conversation with Rob Concannon, the President of the South Carolina Stingrays, as they talk about the amazing start the team is having this season and reminiscing about Rob’s playing days, why his nickname was

Richard chats with Publisher of Mt. Pleasant Magazine, Bill Macchio

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with the Publisher of Mount Pleasant Magazine, Bill Macchio, as they celebrate the readers of the magazine once again voting 105.5 The Bridge, the best radio station in the Lowcountry!

John Price with Road Rage Statistics from 2019 on The Morning Buzz

A few road rage statistics from the John Price Law Firm via TheZebra.Com: 82% of drivers in the U.S. admit to having road rage or driving aggressively at least once in the past year. 59% of drivers

Listen to Richard Todd’s Conversation with the new Publisher of the Charleston City Paper, Andy Brack

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with the new Publisher of the Charleston City Paper, Andy Brack.  Andy gives insight into purchasing the City Paper, tweaks that are coming in 2020 and other things to be looking for

Richard Talks Holiday Safety on the Roads & While Shopping with John Price

“For accident advice, call John Price!” John Price Law Firm, LLC offers convenience and accessibility, with two offices and two satellite locations in the Charleston area and surrounding counties of South Carolina. Most importantly, we offer compassionate

Listen to Richard’s In-depth Conversation with The Blue Dogs

Listen to Richard Todd’s in-depth conversation with The Blue Dogs as they prepare for their 31st-anniversary show and 7th annual concert for the MUSC Children’s Hospital at the Charleston Music Hall on Sunday, December 29! Plus hear

Richard Todd talks with Concertmaster and Conductor of Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Yuri Bekker

Hear Richard Todd’s conversation with the Concertmaster and Conductor of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Yuri Bekker, as they discuss the current state of the CSO, preview what’s to come in 2020 and Yuri performs part of Tchaikovsky’s

Richard Todd Chats with Riverdog’s Co-owner, Mike Veeck About RebeccaFest, Batten’s Disease, and Grief

Hear Richard Todd’s moving, emotional and powerful conversation with Charleston Riverdogs co-owner and Minister of Cultural Affairs for The Morning Buzz, Mike Veeck, on December 12, 2019, which would have been his late daughter Rebecca’s 28th birthday

Richard Todd’s exclusive, in-depth conversation with the Director of the Wando Band, Bobby Lambert

Hear Richard Todd’s exclusive, in-depth conversation with the Director of the Wando Band, Bobby Lambert, as they discuss how the organization does what it does as 12-time consecutive 5A State Champions as well as finishing Number 6

Holiday Happenings at Charleston Music Hall with Director, Charles Carmody

Check out Richard Todd’s conversation with the Director of the Charleston Music Hall, Charles Carmody about all things happening at this great venue during the holidays and into the new year!

Richard Todd Talks with John Price about Car Accidents & the Legal Process that Follows

For accident advice, call John Price!!  John Price Law Firm, LLC offers convenience and accessibility, with two offices and two satellite locations in the Charleston area and surrounding counties of South Carolina. Most importantly, we offer compassionate representation

Catch Richard Todd’s Conversation with Kevn Kinney of Drivin N Cryin

Catch Richard Todd’s conversation with singer/songwriter Kevn Kinney of Drivin N Cryin as he talks about the old days in Charleston, why he loves this city and what he does when he hangs out here, and more

Richard Todd Chats with Drivin N Cryin’s Bass Player & Lowcountry Resident, Tim Nielsen

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with Lowcountry resident, founding member and bass player for Drivin N Cryin, Tim Nielsen, before their annual Day After Thanksgiving show at the Charleston Music Hall!

Richard Todd Talks with Longtime North Charleston Mayor, Keith Summey

Hear Richard Todd’s in-depth conversation with newly re-elected and longtime North Charleston Mayor, Keith Summey

Listen to Richard Todd’s Conversation with Mayor John Tecklenberg Just Days Before the Runoff Election