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Bangor Parks and Rec offering discount lift tickets to Sugarloaf

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 06, 2014, at 5:07 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Parks and Recreation is offering discount lift tickets to Sugarloaf Mountain. One-day tickets for Feb. 8 and two-day tickets for Feb. 8 and 9. No school in-service special on March 14. Sugarloaf opens at 8:30 a.m. on all dates, and you will meet between 8:45 and …

Orono-Veazie Hoop Classic basketball tournament

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 27, 2014, at 2:55 p.m.
ORONO and VEAZIE — Orono Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Orono-Veazie Hoop Classic basketball Tournament. The boys fifth-sixth and seventh-eighth tournaments will be held Feb. 22 and 23, and the girls fifth-sixth and seventh-eighth tournaments will be held March 1 and 2. The registration fee is …
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Listeners will remain loyal to WZON sports show

on Aug. 29, 2011, at 9:37 p.m.
Rich Kimball, in discussing is his new sports talk show (BDN, Aug. 27), said it would be like the old Tony Kornheiser show. I want to sing like Roy Orbison too, but it ain’t gonna happen. This new show is a thinly disguised attempt to compete directly with the WZON …
WAEI sportscaster Rich Kimball.

New radio sports talk show in Bangor features Rich Kimball

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 26, 2011, at 5:45 p.m.
Rich Kimball and Jim Churchill have more than 53 years of broadcasting experience and they will bring that to a new drive-time sports talk show that will air on Bangor radio station Fox Sports Net AM 910 WAEI beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Kimball, the play-by-play voice of the University …

Boston’s Papelbon suspended 3 games, he appeals

The Associated Press on June 07, 2011, at 7:53 p.m.
NEW YORK — Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended three games for making contact with an umpire. The suspension was to begin Tuesday night against the New York Yankees, but Papelbon is appealing. Major League Baseball also fined Papelbon an undisclosed amount for his actions in the …

TV TIMEOUT: Bay State native Dave Eid at home in ‘Vacationland’

By Andrew Neff on May 13, 2011, at 10:58 a.m.
Dave Eid has been a sportscaster for 21 years, the last 15 at Portland television station WGME (Channel 13). He wasn’t sure his sports broadcasting career would even last more than the internship period at a small station in Rhinelander, Wis., where he also worked as a banquet server for …

TV TIMEOUT: WABI’s Rossi relishes ‘front-row seat to history’

By Andrew Neff on April 29, 2011, at 1:20 p.m.
Prescott Rossi came to Bangor television station WABI (Channel 5) in October, 2009, fresh off graduation from Boston University with a broadcast journalism degree. The Loudonville, N.Y., native is the son of Elizabeth and Vincent Rossi. His sister is attending Lafayette College. The assistant sports director and sportscaster at WABI …

Solari leaving WZON for law firm post

By on May 18, 2010, at 11:45 p.m.
After holding court on local afternoon radio airwaves for the last 5½ years, Jeff Solari is embarking on a career built around a totally different court. The 40-year-old Otter Creek native will …

Caron’s NESN anchor desk has variety

By on April 13, 2010, at 12:34 a.m.
It’s hard to believe that it has been 15 years since Tom Caron joined the broadcasting ranks at New England Sports Network. The Lewiston native started out as a co-host of NESN’s Front Row …

Plug pulled on three UMaine games

By on April 08, 2010, at 10:20 p.m.
If a game is played on a baseball field, but there’s no radio announcer to broadcast it, does it still make a sound?

Shields making adjustment

By on March 24, 2010, at 9:42 p.m.
This spring is leading off almost the same way last year’s did for Don Shields, but the Rockport native is having to adjust to a little less time behind the microphone. The longtime sports and program director at Rockland radio stations WRKD (1450 AM) and WMCM (103.3 FM) is starting …

Asking questions a new role for UM alumna Underwood

By on March 10, 2010, at 10:41 p.m.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Former University of Maine women’s basketball player Ashley Underwood is far from uncomfortable in front of a microphone or camera. As Miss Maine USA 2008 and a Miss USA …

MPBN ready for busy schedule

By on Feb. 11, 2010, at 11:31 p.m.
No big changes or additions accompany the 31st year of live coverage of the Eastern Maine high school basketball tournament by Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN).

Bangor stations drop WEEI

By on Jan. 15, 2010, at 9:44 p.m.
Just 16 months after Boston sports radio bounced into the Greater Bangor listening area, the air has been let out of the ball.

Spekhardt cut as WZON full-timer, but may still freelance

By on Nov. 13, 2009, at 10:50 p.m.
Even Stephen King’s business interests aren’t immune to the current economic climate, and that fact was illustrated Friday when Pat Spekhardt was cut as a full-time staff member at Bangor all-sports radio station WZON (620 AM).

Versatility leads Sassone to Comcast sports post

By on Sept. 30, 2009, at 11:17 p.m.
Like a couple of local media members before him, Scott Sassone is moving from Bangor to Boston as his broadcasting career blossoms. And like another Bangor television reporter, his spouse is …

WABI-TV’s Ericksons returning to home state

By on Sept. 18, 2009, at 2:28 a.m.
A homecoming for the Erickson family means a double loss for Bangor television station WABI.

NESN sorts out conflicts between Red Sox, Bruins

By on April 16, 2009, at 9:37 p.m.
Fans of both the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox should probably buy some fresh batteries for their TV remotes. They’ll be doing a lot of channel clicking over at least the next week or two. With the Bruins already having started their NHL postseason play, there could be as …

ESPN TV commercial features Bangor’s King

By on Oct. 24, 2008, at 8:32 p.m.
It’s hard to believe it was ever a tough task to convince athletes and celebrities to appear on ESPN-TV’s now-famous “This is SportsCenter” promotional ads.

WVOM survives surge headache

By on Sept. 27, 2008, at 12:50 a.m.
Hurricane Ike made its presence felt locally, but last week’s two days of unusually balmy weather weren’t the only things it gave us. As nice as the weather was, those same high temperatures …
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