Humboldt’s 107.5 Bolt FM lost a pretty special guy with the loss of Tyler Bieber.
But others lost Bieber’s specialness as well, whether as a son, brother, friend, or coach.
Bolt staff put together a special tribute to Bieber with videos of his best moments at the Humboldt based radio station and invited everyone to see it at Reel Attractions on July 30.
Included were many of Bieber’s funny moments; whether they were on the air, out in the field, or checking out what was happening around the community.
Station manager Brian Kusch says Bieber was a big part of the station’s news team but that was not what made him a great guy.
“He was a very outgoing person if you got to know him,” laughs Kusch.
Bieber also made sure he put out high quality videos and they were excited to be able to share those videos with the community, says Kusch, including with Bieber’s family.
Marilyn Hay will always miss her son’s voice and she took comfort in the fact that that was a recurring message in the video; she is not alone in missing Bieber.
It was a difficult half hour to get through for Hay, she says, but she knew everyone sitting behind her was part of Bieber’s life and had him in their lives.
Hay now has a copy of the video for herself and has had many people suggest times for viewing parties, including on what would be Bieber’s 30th birthday coming up in February.
One common sight in the video was former Bolt broadcaster Ron Quaroni, who was one half a morning show duo with Bieber.
Seeing the video was a reminder of the fun times the two had together, he says, and no matter how much time goes by there is a huge void left in Bieber’s absence.
“Tyler’s a very unique guy and had a very unique, quiet, and goofy sense of humor. That really came through in (the video). It’s one of those things that he would never blantedly tell a joke, but he had a different sense of humor.”
The video collection did a great job of illustrating Bieber’s personality and, for anyone who did not know him, it was a glimpse into what everyone else got too see when working him, says Quaroni.
Being up in Humboldt at 5:30 a.m. doing the morning radio show, you felt like the only person up in town, he says, except for that other person in the room with you.
He was happy to have those moments with Bieber where they were the only ones in the station and they had the chance to talk and laugh together.
“Working together with him was always awesome.”
The video is available for those to watch at www.discoverhumboldt.com.