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

 

 

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