Tim Tuttle, a popular radio host of 93Q’s Q Morning Zoo show, announced on his Facebook page that he was leaving the station after his contract was not renewed. He had been on the air for over 17 years, entertaining listeners with his humor and personality.
His departure sparked reactions from his fans, who expressed their sadness and confusion over the news. There are also speculations and rumors surrounding the reasons for his exit and his future plans.
Tim Tuttle’s Departure from 93Q
On May 23, 2023, Tim Tuttle posted a message on his Facebook page informing his followers that he had just learned that 93Q would not be renewing his contract and that day was his last show. He thanked everyone who had listened to him do morning radio over the past 26 years in various cities, including Nashville, Daytona Beach, Knoxville, Tallahassee, Birmingham, and Houston. He also thanked his coworkers for their fantastic collaboration and friendship. He ended his post by wishing God’s blessings to everyone and their families.
Tim Tuttle had joined 93Q (KKBQ), a country music station broadcasting to Houston, Texas, in April 2005 along with Kevin Kline, his co-host from Birmingham’s WRAX alternative rock station. They had also worked together at Tallahassee, Florida’s X101.5 WXSR. Tim Tuttle and Kevin Kline were part of the Q Morning Zoo show, which featured music, news, traffic, weather, and entertainment segments.
Reactions to Tim Tuttle’s Departure
Tim Tuttle’s announcement on Facebook received over 2.4K reactions, 1.1K comments, and 140 shares as of August 29, 2023. Many of his fans expressed their shock, disappointment, and sadness over the news. They praised him for his talent, humor, and kindness. They also thanked him for making their mornings enjoyable and memorable. Some of them shared their favorite moments or stories from listening to him on the radio.
Tim Tuttle’s departure also raised questions about the impact on the ratings and the future of the Q Morning Zoo show.
According to Inside Radio, Tim Tuttle said in a 2021 interview that he noticed a big change in radio when he switched from rock to country.
He said that the accessibility of artists in country music was refreshing and different from where he had been. He also mentioned that he interviewed Taylor Swift even after she became very famous. It is unclear how the loss of Tim Tuttle will affect the popularity and quality of the show.
Speculations and Rumors Surrounding Tim Tuttle’s Departure
93Q has not disclosed why Tim Tuttle left. He and management have not been said to have fought. Cox Media Group, which owns 93Q, may have changed course or laid off personnel to minimize expenses. The corporation named format leaders soon before the announcement.
There are also speculations and rumors about Tim Tuttle’s potential career moves or opportunities. Some of his fans suggested that he should start a podcast or join another radio station. Some of them hoped that he would return to 93Q someday or reunite with Kevin Kline on another show. Some of them even joked that he should run for mayor or governor.
Tim Tuttle has not revealed any details about his plans or aspirations after leaving 93Q. He may take some time off to relax and spend time with his family before pursuing another venture. He may also explore other fields or interests that he is passionate about. Whatever he decides to do next, he will surely have the support and appreciation of his loyal fans who will miss him on the airwaves.