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!
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:
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.
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.
Here’s How To Track The Sharks That Are Off The Maine Coast
Here are a few sharks that are currently off the Maine Coast Click on their name to track their current location.
A Warning From Lewiston Police – Drunk Driver Checkpoints Are Ramping Up This Month
Hundreds of Mainers get arrested each year for driving under the influence. And while the number of fatalities due to drunk driving has gone down, the number of OUI arrests in Maine is still too high and has actually gone up during the pandemic. So ...
Behold The Absolute Worst Parking Job of the Summer in Portland, Maine
Have you tried to drive down Commercial Street in Portland this summer? On a busy day, it might take you 10 minutes to go from Becky's Diner to the Ferry Terminal. And parking? Forget about it. It feels like you need the greatest parking karma in the world or a personal note from your local congressperson to get a space. That being said, we've seen some pretty bad parking jobs in the Old Port this summer. We know it's still only August, but this parking job might take the Gold Medal for the Summer of 2021.
If You Love Cooler Weather, You’re Going To Love The Next Two Weeks in Maine
We are coming off of one of the wettest and coolest July's on record. And we are on to August, where according to the National Weather Service in Gray, the cooler than normal temperatures will continue:
July Has Been So Wet In Maine That We Are Now Blowdrying Our Chickens
How wet has it been this July? It's so wet that...and this sounds like a joke, but it's not....it's so wet this July that Mainers are blowdrying their chickens.