Maine Internet Radio Blog for December 4, 2020
It’s Steve G. from Mainely ’70s, and Mainely 80’s back at you this week to finish what I started. Last week, I talked about three of the stations here at Maine Internet Radio. This week, we’ll check in on the other four.
First, I’ll remind you again to check out the Maine Internet Radio online store for all sorts of apparel just in time for the Christmas season. Plus, you’ll look wicked sharp sporting a new jersey with the Maine Internet Radio logo! It’s all at https://meinternetradio.itemorder.com.
Now, where were we? Oh yeah, the stations!
Sports, Comedy, Rock
Sports, Comedy, Rock was formerly known as Sports Chowdah Radio. Host and founder of Maine Internet Radio, Jeff Solari, is a busy man. Like all of us, he’s always tweaking the format just a bit.
We play the best classic rock and alternative from the last century. Plus, we have comedy routines. We don’t have to worry about the censor, although he keeps it clean.
We have the latest sports news, whether high school, college, or pro. Add in Steve McKay’s weather. Then, you have a channel you’ll listen to hour after hour.
Wreaths Across America Radio
December is a busy month for the folks at Wreaths Across America and Wreaths Across America Radio. December 19th is National Wreaths Across America Day. We ask you to go to wreathsacrossamerica.org to see how you can sponsor a wreath.
Wreaths Across America Radio was founded in 2014 as a 24/7 Internet stream. Its unique format offers a mix of country, rock, bluegrass, and Americana music. Interwoven is informational, inspiring content about U.S. Armed Forces members, their families, veterans, and volunteers throughout the country and overseas who support the nonprofits’ mission to remember, honor, and teach.
Yours truly hosts this station. I have some great friends helping me also. Legendary broadcaster Rick Foster, who awakened Downeast Maine on WDEA for 25 years, is with us. Bill DaButler comes across the hall from Cheese Radio. Fran Bouchard brings her voice and talent. Coming back to Bangor radio soon is the morning man from WGUY in the ’70s, Jay Mitchell. You can hear him on some liners for now.
At Mainely ’70s, we play the biggest hits and deepest tracks, all from the ’70s. Plus, Steve McKay has the weather here. Special programming includes Double Play Sunday, where about once every two months, it’s nothing but two in a row songs from your favorite artists.
Once a quarter, we take a hot 100 chart and countdown the songs from number 100 to number 1. We just did Thanksgiving week of 1979. We’ll probably do one more around Christmas or New Years’.
Maine Internet Radio owner, Kim Mitchell, not only keeps the whole operation running smoothly and pays the bills, but his love is music. He’s been playing alternative music since the early ’70s. Heck, he was playing alternative before it had a name!
Every Friday night, Kim is live on the air starting at 6 PM, playing your requests on a program called “Departure.” “Departure” began in 1988 on WERU. It is a great way to kick off your weekend.
If you like the blues, Mainely Alternative has you covered with host Ken Phillips and “The Maine Blues Project,” every Sunday at 6 PM. Also, Steve McKay brings you the weather on Mainely Alternative.
Well, there you are, up-to-date for the moment. Things are always changing and evolving around here. Please do us a favor, go to the menu bar up above.
Maybe you have a favorite Maine Internet Radio channel, but right now, click on something different. Expand your musical horizons and groove to the sounds of Maine Internet Radio. No matter which station you pick, you’ll have made a great choice.
Catch you later!