I must be the luckiest guy in the world to be able to captain one of the greatest rock stations in the USA! I’ve been on the Blimp for over 30 years, and no two days have ever been the same. I think that’s what gets me up at the crack of dawn. I call Blimp listeners “friends I’ve never met,” and it’s true. We share a common bond of living in Maine and a passion for Rock and Roll. It’s great to work with so many local charities and businesses as well. I'm wicked proud to represent Townsquare Media as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Maine Association of Broadcasters and as a board member of NESCom at Husson University. Thank you for all the years, and here’s to many more!
See The Vaccination Rate For The School Staff At Your Maine School
The State of Maine has released its latest data on vaccination rates for school staff across Maine. You can search on the dashboard for any school, public, private, charter, magnet, town academies, and career/technical schools. The numbers are for those who are FULLY vaccinated.
The Most Spectacular Crashes Ever at Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway
Jaws were on the floor..or should we say, the track, last weekend when it was announced that Scarborough's iconic Beech Ridge Motor Speedway had been sold to an unnamed real estate developer. Not totally surprising, but certainly the end of an era. Beech Ridge started in 1949, and since then, over 2000 drivers have competed at this legendary short track.
Where Were You on 9/11?: New Englanders Share Stories, Memories from September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001. A day in history, not unlike December 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor) or November 22, 1963 (JFK Assassination). These are the days of infamy that beg the question-"Where were you?"
How Many of These Nasty Nicknames For Maine Towns Have You Heard Of?
Maine has over 700 cities and towns. And a brutal sense of humor. Put these two facts together, and I bet Maine has more nasty, tasteless, and hilarious nicknames for our towns than any other state in the nation. We asked you on Facebook for your nasty Maine town nicknames, and you did not disappoint. There were PLENTY that we will not re-print here, but there still is a pantload that we can. Well done, Mainers. You never disappoint!
Do You Know Where Portland, Maine’s Inspiring 9/11 Memorial Is Located?
If you are looking for a place to remember, honor, and reflect on the events of September 11, 2001, then the Portland 9/11 memorial may be the perfect place to go. The memorial is at Fort Allen Park on Portland's Eastern Promenade. Fort Allen Park, right on Casco Bay, has some of the most beautiful views in the entire world. The park is home to several memorials including the USS Portland Memorial, USS Maine Memorial Cannon, and the 9/11 Memorial.
A Chilling Look Back 20 Years Later: Tracing the Path of the 9/11 Hijackers Through Maine
With the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, it is still unbelievable to think that two of the hijackers and terrorists spent their final hours amongst us.
30 Spots In Maine That Are Being Praised With The Best Customer Service
We recently asked you to tell us some of the places around our state that had great customer service. We had hundreds of responses, and have highlighted 30 different businesses here. Some of these businesses are big and statewide. But many are "Mom and Pop" local shops, and we think they should et their moment in the sun
Get Fired Up For the Blue Angels In Maine with This Classic 80’s Video
Do you remember this classic video? If you watched MTV or VH1 back in the '80s, you pretty much could not get away from it! Unfortunately, it ended up being pulled from YouTube for years, but it recently came back, and we are happy to share it with you.
See What the Inside Of Portland’s B&M Baked Bean Plant Looks Like Before It’s Gone
We are sad to hear this week that the B&M Baked Bean Plant in Portland is going away. The spot will be taken over by the Roux Institute as its new campus site. For over 150 years, Mainers have been working and producing world-champion baked beans, and the thought of driving by the plant on 295 and not seeing (or smelling) B&M beans have left Mainers waxing nostalgic.
Portland’s First Friday Art Walk Adds A Free Concert Series Starting This Friday
Portland's First Friday Art Walk is back in action and has now added a concert series!
45 Maine Words That Should Be In The Dictionary
We polled Mainers and asked them what words they would want to be added as an official word to the English language. Here are the top 45 choices:
Do You Remember When New England Patriot Sony Michel Visited Portland, Maine?
We were sad to hear that Patriot fan-favorite Sony Michel has been traded to the LA Rams. The Pats are stacked with good, young running back talent, so we get the trade. But we LOVE SONY! He was great to Patriots Nation, and to the folks in Portland who got to spend a very special evening with Number 26. Sony visited Portland right after his first Super Bowl win back in 2019.
Poor “Fran From Bethel” Can’t Catch A Break
Do you remember Fran from Bethel? Back in the spring of 2020, Fran had to put a sign on her rental car as to not tick off her fellow Mainers. Back when the pandemic first started, and Maine was pretty much shut down, we REALLY didn't want anyone from away coming into the state and messing up our low COVID rates. Especially if they were from New Jersey and New York. Poor Fran got a lot of flak for riding around in a rental with Jersy plates on and had to post a sign telling everyone if was just HER.
There Is A Free Outdoor Queen Tribute Concert Happening In Westbrook, Maine
Hey, Westbrook! Are you ready to rock? A free outdoor concert is happening on Thursday, September 2, with an amazing Queen Tribute Band. The MasterStroke QUEEN Experience will be playing at Westbrook's Vallee Square Outside Dining Park.
Is Maine’s Bob Marley Falling For the Southern Hospitality of South Carolina?
Our dear friend Mr, Bob Marley is the King of Maine. And as King, we believe that he should rarely travel anywhere outside of his kingdom here in New England. He is a treasure that should be protected at all costs! We recently saw that Bobby was in South Carolina visiting some friends. Now, the situation down in the South is that everyone seems and talks REALLY friendly. Much more so than up here. And I think all that friendliness is kinda freaking Bob Marley out.
20 of The Best Places In Maine to People Watch
We recently asked Mainers on Facebook for your favorite places to watch humanity. Here are your top 20 spots.