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!

4th of July Beverage Recommendations from our Friends at Bottles Beverage Superstore

As we get ready for the Independence Day weekend, Richard Todd talks with Mike van Beyrer, Wine Director and one of the partners at Bottles Beverage Superstore in the Moultrie Plaza on Coleman Blvd in Mt. Pleasant. 

Richard Chats with Local Music Musician, Grace Joyner

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with local musician Grace Joyner before her performance on Lowcountry Listens at the Gaillard Center.  Grace talks about how she is dealing with the loss of performing in the time of a pandemic, having

Richard Chats with Attorney John Price About the Iconic Idle Hour in Park Circle

In this edition of The Legal Buzz, Richard Todd speaks with Bridge legal Advisor John Price and the conversation turns to the iconic Idle Hour restaurant in Park Circle where you see John sitting at the counter

Richard Chats with Live 5 News Reporter Harve Jacobs

Richard Todd speaks with Live 5 News’ Harve Jacobs, voted Best Investigative Reporter numerous times by the readers of the Charleston City Paper after the mob turned on him on live TV in Marion Square! He talks

Wendy’s Franchise Owner & Community Hero, Cina Haas Wins 2-Night Staycation at The Beach Club

Richard Todd surprises another community hero with a 2-night staycation at The Beach Club at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. Today we recognized Cina Haas, an owner of 8 Wendy’s franchises in the Lowcountry after she

Community Hero Captain George Gardiner Wins 2-Night Staycation at The Beach Club

Richard Todd surprises Charleston Fire Department Captain George Gardiner with a 2-night staycation at The Beach Club at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina after he was nominated as a hometown hero!  Listen to why he was

Richard Chats with Attorney David Aylor on Today’s Edition of the Legal Buzz

On this edition of The Legal Buzz, Richard Todd talks with David Aylor recently voted Best Local Attorney and Best Local DUI Attorney by the readers of the Charleston City Paper!  David discusses the recent uptick in

Richard Talks with the Provost & Dean at The Citadel, Dr. Sally Selden

Richard Todd talks with the provost and dean at The Citadel, Dr. Sally Selden, about how things are going on campus during the pandemic.  She discusses their preparations for the fall, what’s going on on-campus this summer,

Richard Chats with Local Realtor, Lisa Richart-Hernandez, Owner & Broker-in Charge of View Properties

On this edition of the Lowcountry Toddcast, Richard Todd speaks with local realtor Lisa Richart-Hernandez, Owner and Broker-in-Charge for View Properties.  They discuss the state of the local real estate market, how things have changed during a

The Legal Buzz: Attorney John Price Drops a New Single

On this edition of The Legal Buzz, Richard Todd talks with Bridge Legal Advisor, Attorney John Price, who drops a new single!  John discusses a new theme song (not a jingle) that he wrote and it gets its’

Richard Talks Best Of Charleston 2020, Local Music Scene & Plays Another Round of Devil’s Advocate with Charleston City Paper’s Owner, Andy Brack

Check out Richard Todd’s conversation with the owner of the Charleston City Paper, Andy Brack. The City Paper unveils its’ Best Of…issue (Part 1) and 105.5 The Bridge wins Best Radio Station for the 11th year in

Richard Talks Riot Damage, The Comeback of Shows, & More with Charleston Music Hall Director, Charles Carmody

Listen in as Richard Todd speaks with the Director of the Charleston Music Hall, Charles Carmody for their monthly conversation.  Charles details the damage the Music Hall suffered during the riot, how concerts will look in their

Attorney David Aylor Discusses the Reopening of Courts in the Lowcountry & Issues Surrounding the Riot That Took Place Downtown

In this edition of The Legal Buzz, Richard Todd talks with Attorney David Aylor about the reopening of courts in the Lowcountry due to Coronavirus & issues surrounding the riot that took place in downtown Charleston.  David

A Conversation with Twins, Valedictorian, & Salutatorian, Selena and Dahlia Halabi from Ashley Ridge High School

As 105.5 The Bridge continues to salute the Class of 2020, check out Richard Todd’s conversation with Selena and Dahlia Halabi, identical twin sisters from Ashley Ridge High School who are the valedictorian and salutatorian of the

Richard Chats with Ashley Ridge High School Principal Karen Radcliffe

As 105.5 The Bridge continues their salute to the Class of 2020, Richard Todd talks with the Principal of Ashley Ridge High School, Karen Radcliffe.  Get some insight into what a high school Principal has had to

A Conversation with Fort Dorchester High School’s Student Body President & Salutatorian, Sophia Kastenholz

As 105.5 The Bridge salutes the Class of 2020, Richard Todd talks with Student Body President & Salutatorian of Fort Dorchester High School, Sophia Kastenholz. Another example of one the best and brightest! She is headed upstate

Richard Chats with Fort Dorchester High School Principal Tripp Aldredge

As 105.5 The Bridge salutes the Class of 2020, Richard Todd speaks with the Principal of Fort Dorchester High School, Tripp Aldredge.  They discuss all of the challenges faced during this pandemic, what it takes to navigate

Caroline Brown Performs the Summerville High School Alma Mater

Caroline Brown, member of the Class of 2020 from Summerville High School, sings the Green Wave’s Alma Mater!

A Conversation with Student Body President & Valedictorian from Summerville High School, Bethany Baggett

As 105.5 The Bridge salutes the Class of 2020, Richard Todd speaks with the Student Body President & Valedictorian from Summerville High School, Bethany Baggett. She discusses her feelings about the end of school during the pandemic,

Richard Chats with Summerville High School Principal, Kenny Farrell

As 105.5 The Bridge salutes the Class of 2020, Richard Todd speaks with the Principal of Summerville High School, Kenny Farrell.  They discuss the challenges & emotions faced during the pandemic, the transition to online learning, the

Richard Chats with Dorchester School District 2 Superintendent, Dr. Joe Pye

To start out 105.5 The Bridge’s Salute to the Class of 2020, Richard Todd had an exclusive conversation with the Superintendent of Dorchester School District Two schools, Dr. Joe Pye. He provided some unique insight into what it has

Bridge Legal Advisor, John Price & Richard Chat About the “New Normal”

In this edition of The Legal Buzz, Richard Todd talks with Bridge Legal Advisor John Price about the “new normal.”  As we start to see more traffic return to the roads, that means more chances for accidents. 

Andy Brack & Richard Todd Chat About a Wide Variety of Issues Heading into Memorial Weekend

Richard Todd spoke with Andy Brack, the Publisher of the Charleston City Paper and Editor of the Statehouse Report, heading into Memorial Day weekend about a wide variety of issues.  From the lack of government guidance on

Richard and Bridge Legal Advisor, Attorney David Aylor, Discuss Things Reopening

In this edition of The Legal Buzz, Richard Todd talks with local attorney and Bridge legal advisor, David Aylor, about the reopening of things during this Corona Spring.  How will it work with inside dining in restaurants

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly with Charleston Music Hall Director, Charles Carmody

The Director of the Charleston Music Hall, Charles Carmody, has his monthly conversation with Richard Todd about the good, the bad & the ugly.  The good:  Charles gets to spend more time with his newborn son and

Richard Chats with Life-Long Friend & Coronavirus Survivor, Steve Spohn

Richard Todd speaks with his life-long friend, Steve Spohn, from Princeton, New Jersey, about him and his girlfriend contracting Coronavirus in March.  They discuss the symptoms they faced, how long it went on, where they think they

Motorcycle Safety Awareness with Richard Todd & John Price Law Firm

In this edition of The Legal Buzz, Richard Todd talks with Bridge Legal Adviser, John Price, and his associate, Heather Hartoin, about May being Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. They elaborate on some of the special legal issues

Richard Chats with Charleston City Paper Owner, Andy Brack

Richard Todd talks with the owner of the Charleston City Paper and Editor of the Statehouse Report, Andy Brack. They cover a lot of interesting topics including when the “Best Of” issue will be out, decriminalizing marijuana,

Sports Talk with Award-winning Sports Columnist, Gene Sapakoff

Richard chats with award-winning sports columnist, Gene Sapakoff, from the Post & Courier about sports in the times of Coronavirus.  They discuss how and when sports might return and in what form. Covering every level from Little

Roofs for Responders

Richard Todd talks with Middle Branch Roofing owner, J.R. Yarnall, about their Roofs for Responders campaign. They are giving away 3 free 50-year hurricane-resistant roofs! One will go to a nurse, one to an EMT, and another

Richard and David Aylor Chat About Volunteering at the Lowcountry Food Bank & Ways You Can Help Out The Community Too 

On this edition of The Legal Buzz, Richard Todd talks with David Aylor from the David Aylor Law Firm while he is volunteering at the Lowcountry Food Bank.  David talks about helping out those in need during

Richard Chats with Long-time Minister of Cultural Affairs for The Morning Buzz & Ambassador of Fun, Mike Veeck

Fun is Good!  Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with the long-time Minister of Cultural Affairs for The Morning Buzz and Ambassador of Fun, Mike Veeck!  Mike discusses the importance of fun and joy even during a global

The Legal Buzz with Bridge Legal Advisor, John Price

On this edition of The Legal Buzz, Bridge legal advisor John Price discusses doing business under the Coronavirus restrictions in place plus how he’s a part of our Open for Business listings on our website, 1055thebridge.com, and

Nina Sossaman-Pogue Discusses Her New Book “This Is Not the End: Strategies to Get You Through the Worst Chapters of Your Life”

Richard Todd visits with longtime Lowcountry personality Nina Sossaman-Pogue and discusses her new book “This Is Not the End: Strategies to Get You Through the Worst Chapters of Your Life”. A book and conversation that could not

Physical Health Tips From Made 2 Move’s Owner, Yves Gege & Dr. Nate Jones

As 105.5 The Bridge helps you out with your mental health by providing the best quarantunes in town, listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with the guys from Made 2 Move on Daniel Island as they try to

Director of Charleston Music Hall, Charles Carmody in Studio with Richard

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with the Director of the Charleston Music Hall, Charles Carmody. They chat about how he manages his 7 1/2 month-old baby boy, the passing of John Prine, how he & his staff

Richard Todd checks back in with his friend in Milan Italy, Michele Palumbo

Richard Todd checks back in with his friend in Milan Italy, Michele Palumbo! After speaking with him at the beginning of March, there have been over 15,000 deaths in Italy. It was time to check back in

Richard and Attorney John Price Discuss Essential Businesses on The Legal Buzz

On this edition of The Legal Buzz, Richard Todd speaks with Bridge legal Advisor John Price. They discuss how an essential business like an attorney’s office stays in business and does business during the current conditions of

Charleston City Paper Publisher, Andy Brack Discussing the Coronavirus Situation (So Far) 

Listen to Richard Todd’s conversation with the Publisher of the Charleston City Paper & Editor of the Statehouse Report, Andy Brack. They discuss why Gov. McMaster has not issued a statewide “stay-at-home” order and how our state

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