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 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.
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:
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.
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!
Relive the Legendary July 1988 Grateful Dead Show in Oxford With These Mainers’ Memories
This weekend we celebrate the 33rd anniversary of one of the most legendary concert happenings Maine has ever seen. The Grateful Dead performed at Oxford Plains Speedway in July 1988.
You Can Say You’re A Real Mainer If You Have THIS In You Vehicle
Search the back of your vehicle, and I am guessing that somewhere, either under the driver's seat or wayyy in the back or in the trunk, you will find one of the true testaments that make a Mainer. It measures 11.5 by 15 inches. It is the iconic Maine Atlas and Gazetteer.
Ewwww! How To Tell The Difference Between a Dog Tick and a Dangerous Maine Deer Tick
Every time you go into the woods, you are at risk for Lyme Disease. So make sure to check yourself, the kids, and your dogs when you get home. If you find a tick, here's how you can tell if it's a potentially dangerous Deer Tick.
Just Try NOT To Laugh At These Hilarious Jokes About Maine
Life is hard. Especially these days. You might go a whole day without smiling or laughing even once. And that's not YOU. But hey, global pandemic. So today we are going to make sure that we put a smile o your face with these funny jokes about Maine. While much of Maine humor comes in the form of a long story, a la the legendary Tim Sample, the following jokes are quick. Zingers if you will. You can count on jokes about Maine to be about the weather, or how rural we are, or about lobstah or suppah or deer. We challenge you to commit one of these jokes to memory and to re-tell it today. You'll brighten someone else's day and put a smile on THEIR face.
Is It Me or Are Mainers Driving Really Poorly These Days?
Is it me or are Maine drivers really off their game these days? I live on a busy intersection, and in the past 24 hours, I have seen people blow through stoplights, a couple of stop signs, and go the wrong way down One Way streets. I have also seen horrendous parking jobs. We need to turn this around people!
Here’s Where All of Maine’s 25 Roundabouts and Rotaries Are Located
Did you know that Maine has 25 different traffic roundabouts and rotaries throughout the state? And yes, there's a big difference between a roundabout and a rotary. While they both move traffic around in a circle, rotaries are made to keep traffic moving at a constant speed while roundabouts are made to slow traffic down. Big difference!