I’ve previously shared a couple of Youtube interviews by Taylor Redmond. [They are both below in case you missed them, plus the Greg Marshall interview.] Now Tony Saxon of the Mercury has a story on the CFRU program host and interviewer. For those who may not know, CFRU is the University of Guelph’s non-profit campus and community radio station operating on 93.3 MHz.
GUELPH — The newest darling of the Guelph media scene definitely has the recipe for success: a quick wit, a passion for his subject and a disarming smile.
Taylor “Boss” Redmond has gone from avid Special Olympic athlete to an even more avid interviewer of local and not-so-local celebrities that so far include race-car legend Mario Andretti, Toronto Maple Leafs’ defenceman Jake Gardiner and Harlem Globetrotter Anthony “Buckets” Blakes.
“I enjoy talking to people about their stories and where they came from,” said Redmond, 23, a person with special needs who started doing the interviews 18 months ago. “I try not to get nervous. I think positive and happy thoughts.”
Having fun, meeting some of his favourite athletes and meeting new people are what he enjoys most about the interviews, which air on Redmond’s Guelph Gryphon and Special Olympics Sports Report weekly radio show on CFRU 93.3 FM. The show airs Wednesday’s from 4 to 5 p.m.
“It’s a great feeling for me to have when I do my interviews. It’s fun and it makes me happy,” he said. “I’m comfortable with it.”
He has also branched out and now does video interviews with the help of his dad, Steve Redmond, and technician Nick Boychuk that can be seen on Redmond’s own YouTube channel.
Local interview subjects so far include several members of the Guelph Storm, multiple U of G athletes, Gryphon football coach Stu Lang and Western Mustangs football coach Greg Marshall. He also has Gryphon men’s hockey team goaltender Andrew D’Agostini lined up.
Full story: Guelph’s ‘Boss’ Redmond ‘a great radio personlity’.