On February 23, 1967, across the Great Pond at Abbey Road Studios, The Beatles were recording "Lovely Rita" for Sgt. Pepper. Meanwhile, at the Augusta General Hospital, Brian James let out his first cry to world. Twenty years later, Brian played "Lovely Rita" on the radio station he grew up with, WBLM. Taking over the Night Flight for the Captain, who moved to host The WBLM Morning Show, a teenage dream was realized. Brian "The Guru" James is a dyed-in-wool Mainah. In the '80s at Cony High School, he had a different colored Blimp t-shirt for each day of the week. The Guru has been rockin' Blimpville for over 25 years. When he not rockin' live with BLM, he's rockin' at home in Westbrook with his wife Sherry, and sons, Sam and Carter. Rip it hahd weekday afternoons at work and on the way home! Like him on Facebook! And remember, if the conniption fits, wear it!
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop: OZZY Debuts Zakk Wylde for Portland
30 years ago today, WBLM welcomed back Ozzy Osbourne to the Civic Center! This was Ozzy’s 5th trip to Portland in support of his album No Rest for the Wicked.
Maine Radio Like Nowhere Else Is Back With Markathon 10
It's an amazing week of Maine radio that we look forward to every year, all for a great cause! You can make a donation to the Center for Grieving Children and get a request played for your generosity. ANY song, ANY style by ANY artist!
Here’s All ‘Coats for Kids’ Drop-Off Locations in Maine This Weekend
WBLM is wicked proud to be partnering with NewsCenter Maine this weekend for the 36th annual Coats for and Toys for Kids campaign all over Blimpville. On Saturday December 1st and Sunday December 2nd we'll be at the Polar Express train ride, hosted by the Portland Narrow Gauge Railroad...
See the Dazzling Drive-Thru of Magical Holiday Lights at NHMS
Once again this year they've transformed the racetrack into an incredible drive-thru wonderland. It starts with a dazzling tunnel to cruise and takes us on a ride to see all kinds of wicked cool displays.
Watch Slugger’s Wicked Awesome Holiday at Hadlock Video
Holiday at Hadlock is this Saturday, Dec. 1st in Portland from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM and it's FREE! Celebrate the season with Slugger with all kinds of family holiday food and fun. We hear Santa will be there too!
Check Out the Raging Waves at Portland Head Light Yesterday
It's like a stormy animated postcard from Maine. What a scene! Make sure you've got the volume up. You can almost feel the spray on your face.
Wicked Smaht: Check Out This Fellow New Englander’s Genius Shoveling Tip
We came across a video today that looks like it's definitely worth a try. Especially since it probably won't cost you anything. If you've already got a shovel, all you need to do is find some rope.
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop: Jethro Tull’s 1st CCCC Show Is a Sellout
Mandolins and lutes joined guitars, drums and flutes to bring back some ancient magic to the holiday season, along with those intricate prog melodies.
WATCH: Maine’s Bob Marley Is “All Turkeyed Out”
Now that the turkey is all gone at his house, Bob's wife suggested that they get a couple rotisserie chickens at the grocery store. This has set off Uncle Bobby to analyze when it was that we became so lazy that we couldn't roast 'em by ourselves at home in the oven.
WATCH: Maine’s Beatles Night Montage Is Pure Joy
Whether you were any of the shows or not this weekend, you'll want to watch this fantastic montage of night 2 featuring the songs of the Blue Album from the Saturday night show.