Comments for: Duff, LaBree exuded professionalism, unparalleled work ethic for WZON

Posted June 05, 2012, at 11:59 a.m.
Last modified June 06, 2012, at 7:21 p.m.

When radio sportscasters Dale Duff and Clem LaBree were fired by Zone Corporation owner Stephen King last Thursday, it was the end of an era. Nineteen years ago, Duff was hired by King to undertake a new project: a 24-hour sports talk radio station in Bangor on WZON-AM 620. It …

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  • Anonymous

    “there were no shortage of skeptics” ?  Perhaps this author’s work should be edited.

    • Anonymous

      Why?

      •  Verb/object agreement, woody.  “was no shortage,” not “were no shortage.”

        • Anonymous

          And that changed the content so it was unrecognizable or not understandable how?

  • Let’s also keep in mind that Mr. King spoke to them personally.  Would some of you prefer that he had sent them an email or text message?

  • The market won’t be missing much. Rich Kimball’s show is much better, as he does actual research and provides a quality product. Ho Hum to this story.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve listened a couple of times to Downtown since Dale & Clem were taken off the air. I like Rich Kimble, but hearing commercials every 4 minutes? No thanks.

    Note: I’m editing this comment to remove some reactionary things I said earlier. Jeff, I apologize in public for my idiotic statement.

    • Anonymous

      why retract what was accurate…’The Shoot Around’ part of Rich Kimball’s show (a show in which I listen to and like) has no value add. And, Jeff thru the B’s under the bus and then jumped on the bandwagon. No need to apologize or retract. .02 cents

      • Anonymous

        This article is about Dale & Clem, and my comments should’ve stayed on track complimenting them for their long tenure with ZON and thanking Larry for the nice article and tip of the hat to them. I went off track and felt an edit was needed.

        Also, I think you’re an awesome drummer, Mr Hart.  ;-)

  • I worked with Dale from day one of the Sports Zone in October of 1993 until he left, first on-air then later on the administrative side of things.  Clem came on board less than 6 months into Dale’s morning show and I was the “techie” for Ernie Clark when he started the afternoon show on AM620 sometime in 1994, a fun little thing called “The Home Stretch”, then I worked with Dan for the first year or two of “HangTime’.  In nearly 19 years of working with Dale I may not have always agreed with him, but I respected his work ethic, as well as the time Clem devoted to his job, and I’m proud to have been a part of the early on-air days of WZON. I wish both Dale and Clem the best in the future.

  • Anonymous

    Dale Duff and Clem were mainstays for me for so many years.  A part of my morning routine and  a very welcome part of it.  I stopped listening to WZON when Dale & Clem were no longer the morning programming.  I very much hope they get a new gig and bring back the good ole’ days. Cheers & thanks guys.

  • Anonymous

    Dale and Clem actually created a sports radio community. They did that through their bus rides,hot dog cook outs and Hot Stove gatherings.  I always enjoyed those guys.

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