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. 20 years later in the summer of '87, 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 80's at Cony High School, He had a different colored Blimp t-shirt for each day of the week. A WBLM Loyal listener who ended up making the team. Pretty frickin' sweet bub! The Guru has been rockin' Blimpville for over 25 years and has hosted The Afternoon Express for over a decade. 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!
Maine’s Iconic Don’s Lunch Van Needs a New Place to Park
This week we learned that the flagship lunch van needs to find a location different from their current spot in Westbrook.
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
30 years ago, Roger Waters brought his Radio KAOS tour to Maine! We remember a big circular projection screen and mind-blowing quadrophonic sound. There was also a telephone booth set up for fans to call the stage and ask Roger questions.
WBLM Welcomes Back George Thorogood to Maine
We count 5 trips to Maine from George Thorogood over the years. His first concert in Blimpville was at the Expo in 1985 on the Maverick tour. The next time he brought the show to Portland with the Destroyers happened on the Born to Be Bad tour in 1988.
Maine Cow Escapes Pasture
It looks like she just wanted taste a little sweet freedom on the first day of Moovember.
Today’s Blimp Time-Hop
The incredible one-armed drummer we call the ‘Thunder God’, Rick Allen turns 54 today. He was born on November 1, 1963 in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England and has been in Def Leppard since 1978, joining the band on his 15th birthday.
Is This the Most Haunted Place in Maine?
An article from Cosmopolitan lists the Kennebec Arsenal in Augusta as one of the most haunted places in the US.
NH Comic Campaigns for No Skimping on Halloween Candy
He hilariously parodies political attack ads with this fake commercial promoting his house as place where there's always "Candy You Can Count On".
CMP Has an Easy to Use Power Outage Tracker
As we scroll through the Facebook news feed, the status we see the most today is "Still No Power!" Yup, this absolutely sucks for so many Mainers. Luckily, there are hardworking crews working round the clock to clear downed trees and restore power in the aftermath yesterday's powerful stor…
WATCH: The Nubble Lighthouse in Southern Maine’s Stormy Surf
Check out this video of it standing majestically with the angry surf smashing all around and the sun starting to come in the background. Just beautiful. Thanks York PD!
Maine Storm Damage in BLM DJ’s Yard
The 40 foot pine tree that's been on the property longer than our family, lay like a body stretched out into the street.