WBLM’s Epic Radio Event A to Z Is on Now for 2021, and You Can Listen Here
You know it's summer in Maine when the temperature gets over 80 degrees, and WBLM's A to Z is on the radio!
The Blimp, which started in 1973, is kind of like a rock and roll hoarder-we've kept it all from our humble beginnings in a double-wide in Litchfield to our plush but not overly ostentatious studios at One City Center in downtown Portland. We have loads of vinyl, cassette, 8-tracks, CDs, rarities, and bootlegs, and once a year, we haul them all out and go through everything in alphabetical order.
The very first WBLM A to Z was in May of 1990. WBLM A to Z kicked off this morning with the Captain and Celeste playing Little Feat’s A Apolitical Blues into Van Halen's cover of the same song. We also had multiple versions of the epic All Along the Watchtower all in a row. Be prepared for great musical mash-up's and "train wrecks" like we had today when we went from Accidents Will Happen by Elvis Costello into Ace of Spades by Motorhead.
Here’s a ‘terrifying’ video of the Blimp crew bravely going down to the basement of One City Center to set up the broadcast for A to Z…someone is waiting for them. The great Bob Marley!
WBLM's A to Z goes Monday through Friday from 6 am until 7 pm. And pretty much non-stop during the weekends. Get settled in because the trip from A to Z takes several weeks.
Here's how to listen to WBLM's A to Z
- DOWNLOAD the free WBLM app. That way, you can take A to Z with you everywhere.
- At 102.9 on your FM dial.
- At wblm.com on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop