Xander was born and raised right here in Portland, Maine. As the son of two local TV Journalists, he was always interested in broadcasting – however, he wasn’t interested in music until he picked up the guitar at the age of 11. (Yes, of course to get girls to like him! Why else?) His love of music led him to attend Berklee College of Music, where he began hosting a weekly radio show on the Berklee Internet Radio Network. There, he honed his DJ skills, taste in music, and propensity for dad Jokes. Since graduating from Berklee, Xander has come home to join forces with the station he grew up listening to, 94.3 WCYY. In his free time, he enjoys writing and performing music, roasting bad movies, and skiing. He also teaches guitar at the Maine Academy of Modern Music, where he can share his love of Rock and Blues with the newest generation of musicians.
The 4 Foods Mainers Always Have at Their 4th of July Barbecues
These are our picks for the 4 foods you can't go without at a Maine barbecue. Do you agree? (You better...)
So… Apparently There Have Been 4 Earthquakes in Maine This Week?
Ever missed an earthquake because you were looking a your phone? We didn't think it was possible.
Wessie, Is That You?! Boa Constrictor Found On The Loose in Biddeford
What is it with Maine, summer and big snakes?! It gives us the heebie jeebies.
Maine CDC Confirms First Case of Measles In the State In 20 Years
It might sound like a thing of the past, but Measles just popped up in Franklin County. Click here to read up on the side effects, and how to protect yourself from it.
In Honor of 20th Anniversary, Local Writer Reimagines Harry Potter as a Mainer
You know, now that you mention it, Diagon Alley and Wharf St DO have some similarities...
WATCH: Local Band TOAST Covers One of Xander’s Songs… And He Joins In!
Over the weekend, I hit a high point as a musician: I actually heard someone cover one of my songs. I know, right? When on Earth did that become a thing? Needless to say, I'm flattered by the fact someone took the time to learn it! Even more flattering, though, was the fact that they …
The Deep Sky Eye Observatory in Nova Scotia is Coming to… Social Media?
While we'll never be able to tweet at entire planets, this might be the next best thing.
Is This The Real Reason Mainers Are Obsessed With Allen’s Coffee Brandy?
Mainers are crazy about this coffee-flavored liqueur, but how did this Massachusetts-born spirit make it's way up to the pine tree state?
Maine Woman Sets New World Record for Swimming the English Channel [WATCH]
Talk about a fish out of water!
Three Fascinating Facts About Nova Scotia from Le Village Historique Acadien
The CYY Morning Show's excursion to the Great White North gets historic (and... Blacksmithic?)