Guy Flaming

Guy Flaming

Creating "The Pipeline Show" as a podcast

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About Guy Flaming

Welcome to the TPS Patreon page!

If you’re new…The Pipeline Show (TPS) is hosted by me, Guy Flaming (yes, that is my real name). I created the program back in 2006 in an effort to provide coverage of junior and college hockey and introduce fans to the future stars of the NHL. For the next 12 years, TPS was heard twice a week on TSN 1260 sports radio in Edmonton, AB Canada.

What separates The Pipeline Show from the plethora of hockey programs available is that it is 100% focused on the leagues that produce tomorrow’s NHL stars - Major Junior hockey (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL) and the natural next step for many CHL grads, U Sports. In addition, we dive into the CJHL leagues (known as “Jr.A") like the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) plus the United States Hockey League (USHL), NCAA College Hockey and professional minor leagues like the American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL.

Many of today’s NHL superstars have been on the show over the last 15 years but did so long before they were a household name. Often it was that player’s first major interview. Players are just the tip of the iceberg. Coaches, scouts, General Managers, beat writers and broadcasters are all major guests.  

When the show left radio and became purely a podcast, some listeners expressed an interest in helping support The Pipeline Show financially. "Rob" from Ontario sent me a $50 E-Transfer but I wasn’t comfortable accepting his “donation” without being able to give something back, despite his insistence. I didn't want to start charging my audience a subscription fee after faithfully downloading TPS for over a decade without having to dip into their wallets.

That's where Patreon came in.

Patreon is a way for the “Robs” out there to support the show while allowing me to provide some unique “payback”. Here's how it works: a listener (or “Patron”) can donate whatever they want on an ongoing monthly basis. Several tiers are available but anything really helps keep TPS financially viable.

It’s important to note that everything you have enjoyed for free up to this point will still be free but as a “Patron” you gain access to some exclusive, bonus perks.

There are are a number of costs involved in producing the show to the caliber longtime listeners expect like website hosting, Skype accounts, Soundcloud, travel and equipment upkeep.

Those are the basics. It goes without saying that I would greatly appreciate your financial support but I'll say it anyway. THANK YOU.

I believe that you're here because you appreciate The Pipeline Show, the uniqueness of the content that I provide and want to see that continue. If you choose to donate on an ongoing basis, you will have my unending gratitude. If you just want to keep listening to The Pipeline Show for free, that’s fine too but do me a favor and tell a friend or three about the program and encourage them to give us a listen.


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For $1000/month I've be able to return all the borrowed equipment, now it's about covering the bills associated with doing the show.
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