Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Kinger now officially another country's problem

Out of Left Field contributor Tyler King,is beginning his master's program at Syracuse University today. From March 24, here's a post heralding Kinger's acceptance to SU.

They are on red alert down in Orange country.

Our own Tyler King, scourge of Kingston Frontenacs management, The Queen's Journal, the National Council of Churches (probably) and those who misuse the semi-colon, is taking the next step in his broadcasting career. Kinger, who's graduating from Queen's in a couple months, will be taking his master's degree in broadcast journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. It's got a long name, so you know it's gotta be good.

In his dreams, Fronts owner Doug Springer sees himself having all border crossings between Kingston and Syracuse sealed.

The noble King has graced this site with his presence for about a year. Having a full-time course load and his 2,795 odd jobs with CFRC 101.9 (, Kingston's TVCogeco and the city's local radio stations takes priority, as well it should. It's been a real enjoying-the-enjoyment experience, seeing Kinger avail himself of the broadcasting opportunities available to a student in Eastern Ontario, hosting his own shows the radio and TV, calling Queen's Golden Gaels hockey games ("over the line, holds it ... holds it") and broadcasting baseball in Ottawa with Howard Bloom.

He's also helped this site carve out its small, goofy niche, even if you don't always see his name here. Whether it's coming up with analogies between Canadian university football teams and Simpsons characters or pointing out the latest idiocies committed by Springer and GM-for-life Larry Mavety, Kinger can always be counted upon.

Going into broadcasting is a tough road in any era. Here is hoping Syracuse will open some doors for Kinger. Meantime, Kingston still has him for a few more months. Kinger will have the call of a Kingston Voyageurs playoff game on Thursday night.

The Vees won tonight, taking a 2-1 series lead over Huntsville in the Ontario Junior Hockey League semi-final series. It's a junior hockey playoff tilt in Kingston in late March, so it might appear in the TV listings under "science fiction."


Robert C. said...

Congrats to this Tyler King fellow. :-)

Big V said...

Look forward to seeing you on tsn... or ctv sportsnet... or something

DR said...

Kudos, Mr. King! I'm sure you will enjoy Newhouse and The Cuse. I'm only around those parts for a few more weeks, but if there's anything I can do to help, Neate knows how to reach me.

Anonymous said...

A true talent and a GREAT guy. Only best wishes and a tremendous future (and the Orange cutting down the nets at the end of the Final Four with Tyler broadcasting the game)

All the best to Tyler always,

Howard Bloom

MisterDB said...

You will be missed, especially by the Frontstalk crowd, you are a class act and it has been my pleasure to meet you good luck Tyler, and you are not that far away so keep in touch.

Michael Grobe said...

Best of luck Tyler (When you're famous, remember - I coined the nickname Bobcat Jr.).

It's been great fun working with you - but I'm sure our paths will cross again.

Keep in touch!