Meet the Cast: Rich Cyr

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Rich Cyr photo by lsgoriginal

Rich Cyr’s love of performing began at an early age.He started writing short stories at the age of 9.His 4th grade teacher enjoyed them so much that she would have him read his stories to the class. This led to writing stories with his 2 brother’s and performing them for the neighborhood kids in his parent’s basement.

Rich Cyr by lsgoriginal
Rich Cyr photo by lsgoriginal

When he was older, his love of music became much stronger. He enjoyed being the lead singer in several bands throughout his 20’s. After the bands had broken up he realized that talking about music was just as fun. He attended CT School of Broadcasting.  The 1990’s consisted of him being a disc jockey at several radio stations, including the now defunct 106.9 WCCC.

Realizing that radio wasn’t paying the bills, he decided that he needed a ‘real job’, but never lost his love of the arts. During this time he co-wrote a television pilot, co-hosted a public access television show, and co-wrote, co-produced and starred in a documentary.

Never one to rest on his laurels, he decided to jump head first into the comedy scene by becoming a stand up comedian. This led to performing his unique brand of comedy in 8 different states; performing in many of the major venues. Some include: Joker’s Wild, Funny Bone, Comedy Connection and Zanie’s. His biggest thrill in comedy was performing with The Roast Master General himself, Jeff Ross.

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Looking for a way to combine his love of acting and comedy, he began working with the improv group Sterling Lion. The group performed several shows, including the radio version of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, where he voiced 8 different characters.

As they say, the past has a habit of repeating itself. He began writing again, publishing 5 stories on Wattpad.com. Rich can also be heard hosting his own podcast, ‘The CLAW’s Corner’, which will feature interviews from all walks of life. Coming soon will be actress Adrienne Barbeau, actor Daniel Roebuck, musicians, actors, directors, comedians and paranormalist’s.

When asked if he will ever slow down, his answer is always the same: “NO! Not as long as it’s FUN!!!

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Meet the Cast: Kurt Boucher

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Kurt Boucher photographed by lsgoriginal

Kurt Boucher is a founding member of the Nutmeg Junction team. Let’s learn more about this fascinating cast member!
First, Boucher is the co-host and producer of Nerd Talk on Citizen’s Television in New Haven, Connecticut, a program which discusses and celebrates gaming, movies, graphic novels and more.

 

Additionally, Boucher is also one half of “Glum Puppet” a Connecticut duo that performs “esoteric modern vaudeville”. Through the use of video, music, puppets & spoken word, glum puppet celebrates cultural favorites.

A man of many talents, he is also a singer/songwriter in his own right and records under the name “Drosh”.

And if that were not enough, Boucher deejays a weekly radio show on Sunday nights on DenverUndergroundRadio

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Kurt Boucher (with Director Conrad Sienkiwicz in the background) as photographed by lsgoriginal

As a founding member of Nutmeg Junction, Boucher portrayed many characters during the first recorded episodes of the program. He portrayed “Rancho” on the game show “What’s the Secret Word”, he portrayed Nathaniel Chance (a character that is one half of the world’s greatest amateur-to-semi-pro detective team) and he portrays “Ox” who takes on “The Grey Whisper”!

More information about the cast of Nutmeg Junction coming soon!

*Nutmeg Junction is coming to the airwaves on April 1, 2018

 

Nutmeg Junction: Starting April 1, 2018

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Nutmeg Junction is a weekly thirty minute NEW old-time radio program that will begin broadcasting on April 1, 2018 from its home base WAPJ in Torrington, Connecticut at 89.9 and 105.1FM and will be found in podcast form in itunes and on the Nutmeg Junction website.  Nutmeg Junction features stories that harkens back to the golden age of radio but also includes music from emerging and established artists and engaging interviews with individuals in public life who have a story to tell. The program takes place in the environment of a trolley that arrives at the fictional “Nutmeg Junction” station. Nutmeg Junction provides a unique and entertaining experience for the radio listener.  Episodes may  include characters like “Blaze Jackson: Galaxy Insurance Adjuster”, “Tex Bijou: Cinema’s Singing Cowboy”, “The Grey Whisper” and more.

Starting next week we’ll begin sharing more information on this NEW old time radio show!