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From The Top, Collins Center For The Arts Apr 2015

From The Top, Collins Center For The Arts

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

"From the Top" is a show that showcases the talents of young, classically trained musicians from around the country. In this case, producers from the show auditioned young musicians from Maine. Those selected will be featured at the live performance at the Collins Center. The program is recorded and later re-broadcast on public radio stations nationwide, including MPBN.


Maine Association Of Broadcasters Oral History Interview, Early Days Of Wlbz-Radio, Norman Gallant Mar 1985

Maine Association Of Broadcasters Oral History Interview, Early Days Of Wlbz-Radio, Norman Gallant

WLBZ Radio Station Records

A transcript of an oral history interview conducted by Norman Gallant on behalf of the Maine Association of Broadcasters at the WLBZ-TV Studios on Mt. Hope Avenue in Bangor, Maine, March 27, 1985. Gallant talks with Ed Guernsey, Irving Hunter, Eddie Owen, Norm Lambert, Joe Eaton, John MacRae and Walter Dickson about the early days of radio in the State of Maine and the programs on WLBZ-Radio.

Handwritten notes and corrections were added by Barry Darling.


President Jimmy Carter At Fundraising Breakfast And Commentary Following The President’S Visit, Wlbz Radio Feb 1978

President Jimmy Carter At Fundraising Breakfast And Commentary Following The President’S Visit, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Coverage of President Carter's speech at a fundraising breakfast hosted by the Maine Democratic Party, and the comments of News Center's Harry Gordon, Brian Naylor, and Mal Leary following the President's departure. Recorded February 18, 1978.


Oral History Interview With Norm Lambert, Northeast Archives Of Folklore And Oral History Mar 1975

Oral History Interview With Norm Lambert, Northeast Archives Of Folklore And Oral History

WLBZ Radio Station Records

A copy of an oral history interview conducted by Mark Lafond on behalf of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History with Norman Lambert, former Musical Director at WLBZ Radio. Lambert shares his recollections on Waity Aikens, using telephone lines for remote broadcasts, Lone Pine Mountaineer (Harold Breau), Uncle Ezra a.k.a. Uncle Hezzie, Ray Little, Maine Central Railroad Hour, jazz orchestras and Bangor area music venues.


Oral History Interview With Irving Hunter, Northeast Archives Of Folklore And Oral History Jan 1975

Oral History Interview With Irving Hunter, Northeast Archives Of Folklore And Oral History

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Copies of audio recordings in the WBLZ collection of oral history interviews with Irving Hunter, conducted by Sandy Ives and Lisa Feldman on behalf of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History in the spring of 1975. The first interview is in Hunter's office just before his retirement as station manager. The second session was a class visit to AY 123, Folklore Fieldwork, on the campus of the University of Maine. Hunter is asked about his recollections of early days of radio in Bangor, the economics of the station, remote broadcasts, and several specific artists, particularly the Western ...


The Audience For Public Broadcasting In Maine: Report Prepared For The Maine Public Broadcasting Network By The Social Science Research Institute, University Of Maine Social Science Research Institute Oct 1974

The Audience For Public Broadcasting In Maine: Report Prepared For The Maine Public Broadcasting Network By The Social Science Research Institute, University Of Maine Social Science Research Institute

General University of Maine Publications

No abstract provided.


Maine News And Let’S Talk It Over, Wlbz Radio Feb 1974

Maine News And Let’S Talk It Over, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Mike McCarty reports the 10 o'clock news and weather, then transitions to Don Clark as he hosts a call-in radio show, Let's Talk It Over. Near the end of the broadcast, Clark summarizes the main topics of the day as "everything from gas to the gay convention, from the national police state to the typical politicians." Several callers express strong views opposed to the decision of the Trustees of the University of Maine to allow a meeting for homosexual students on the campus. (This audio begins at 26:25). Not dated. Based on news events reported, appears to ...


Greater Opportunities In Bangor And Brewer For Radio And Television Equipment Producers, University Of Maine Social Science Research Institute Jan 1974

Greater Opportunities In Bangor And Brewer For Radio And Television Equipment Producers, University Of Maine Social Science Research Institute

General University of Maine Publications

Research sponsored by the New England Regional Commission which selected the Bangor-Brewer area as on of the major growth centers of New England in the 1970s. Research completed by the Social Science Research Institute of the University of Maine on the feasibility of locating radio and television equipment manufacturing plants near Bangor.


The Sounds Of The Sixties: The Events And People That Shaped The Decade, Wlbz News Jan 1970

The Sounds Of The Sixties: The Events And People That Shaped The Decade, Wlbz News

WLBZ Radio Station Records

A documentary reflecting on political and social events that would be most memorable to Maine residents from the 1960s. Includes many short audio clips of national and local news stories from the decade. Aired on New Years Day, 1970.


The Man From Maine: A Special Wlbz Documentary On Edmund S. Muskie, Wlbz Radio Nov 1968

The Man From Maine: A Special Wlbz Documentary On Edmund S. Muskie, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

A documentary covering the life and career of Edmund S. Muskie as he becomes one of the most prominent politicians in the United States. Includes several audio clips of Muskie speaking, as well as those of Frederick Payne, Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, and other political figures to highlight points of Muskie's career. Recorded after the loss of the Humphrey-Muskie ticket to Nixon-Agnew in November, 1968.


Salute To Dow Air Force Base, Wlbz Radio Apr 1968

Salute To Dow Air Force Base, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

A program on the history of Dow Air Force Base in Bangor and coverage of events on the day it closed, April 5, 1968. Includes audio clips from events in the base's history, including a visit of President John F. Kennedy. Includes remarks of Mrs. Richard K. Warren, Lady Bird Johnson, Edmund S. Muskie, Peter D'Errico, and Colonel James L. Flanigan.


Operation Progress: History Of Wlbz And The Move From Main Street To Broadway, Wlbz Radio Jan 1960

Operation Progress: History Of Wlbz And The Move From Main Street To Broadway, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

A program highlighting 33 years of WLBZ radio station history and celebrating the move to new, modern offices on outer Broadway. Produced in 1960.


Timco Pet Food Commercials, Wlbz Radio Oct 1959

Timco Pet Food Commercials, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Commercials for TIMCO dog and cat food recorded in 1959.

Only the first track is included in streaming audio. Both are included in the transcript.


William J. Carney, Bangor City Health Officer, Encourages Polio Vaccination, Wlbz Radio Jun 1959

William J. Carney, Bangor City Health Officer, Encourages Polio Vaccination, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bangor City Health Officer, William J. Carney, makes several pleas to make sure all family members are vaccinated against polio. Recorded in June, 1959.


March Of Dimes Fundraiser, Bob Day Show, Wlbz Radio Dec 1958

March Of Dimes Fundraiser, Bob Day Show, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Radio host Bob Day asks the audience to send a dime with their requests for songs and dedications on his Saturday music show featuring country, Western, and hillbilly music.


Bowl Mor Lanes Advertisements, Wlbz Radio Dec 1958

Bowl Mor Lanes Advertisements, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Two 1958 advertisements for Bowl Mor Lanes on Hildreth Road next to Pilot's Grill in Bangor. The ads mention that Bowl Mor Lanes featured 20 alleys, ten candle-pin lanes and ten 10-pin lanes, the first official 10-pin alleys in Maine.


Edward H. Keith For City Councilman, Political Annoucements, Wlbz Radio Oct 1958

Edward H. Keith For City Councilman, Political Annoucements, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Short announcements encouraging Bangor voters to elect Edward H. Keith City Councilman in October, 1958.


Promotional Spot For Bob Day Country Music Show And Hanson’S Depart Mart, South Brewer, Wlbz Radio Aug 1958

Promotional Spot For Bob Day Country Music Show And Hanson’S Depart Mart, South Brewer, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

A short announcement encouraging listeners to tune in to listen to country music on the the Bob Day Show on Saturday mornings and an upcoming show about Hanson's Depart Mart on Main Street in South Brewer, Maine. Recorded August 20, 1958.


Mack's Sunbeam Bread Commercials, Wlbz Radio Jan 1958

Mack's Sunbeam Bread Commercials, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Short commercials for Mack's Sunbeam Bread, circa 1958.


Cross Country Canoeists In Old Town At The End Of 5,000 Mile Trip, Wlbz Radio Nov 1957

Cross Country Canoeists In Old Town At The End Of 5,000 Mile Trip, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bill Mincher interviews four canoeists, Red Soderstrom, Earl Rikers, Ed Vestal, and Gerry Hewey, in Old Town at the end of a trip that began in Denver, Colorado.


The Candidate Speaks: Remarks Of Edward I. Gross, Carl E. Delano, And Robert E. Baldacci, Wlbz Radio Oct 1957

The Candidate Speaks: Remarks Of Edward I. Gross, Carl E. Delano, And Robert E. Baldacci, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

A program featuring brief remarks of three candidates for Bangor City Council in October, 1957.


Log Drive, St. Regis Paper Company, Machias River, Wlbz Radio May 1957

Log Drive, St. Regis Paper Company, Machias River, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

An edited, shortened version of the visit to a St. Regis Paper Company log drive recorded on Tape 33. Bill Mincher provides background on the tradition of log drives on the Machias River and includes comments from Byron McPheters, Bob Wright, and Francis Haley. (This record and the transcript reflect the spelling found on the station log; state records seem to have alternate spellings of Francis Healy and Francis Healey as well). Interviews recorded May 8, 1957.


St. Regis Paper Company Log Drive, Wlbz Radio May 1957

St. Regis Paper Company Log Drive, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bill Mincher interviews several members of the crew on a St. Regis Paper Company log drive on the Machias River. Includes Byron McPheters, Bob Wright, Boyd Kilton, and Francis Haley. (This record and the transcript reflect the spelling found on the station log; state records seem to have alternate spellings of Francis Healy and Francis Healey as well). Recorded May 8, 1957.


Finnish Sauna Or Steam Bath Explained By Alfred Erickson And Arne Johnson, Wlbz Radio Apr 1957

Finnish Sauna Or Steam Bath Explained By Alfred Erickson And Arne Johnson, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Bill Mincher interviews two members of the Finnish community in Maine, Arne Johnson of Warren and Alfred Erickson of Thomaston, about the tradition of the sauna or steam bath. Recorded in April, 1957.


Interview With Captain Farnsworth About Hurricane Warning Systems, Wlbz Radio Jan 1957

Interview With Captain Farnsworth About Hurricane Warning Systems, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Captain Farnsworth of Jonesport, Maine, explains his involvement in the development of hurricane early warning systems when he was stationed as a Reserve Officer in the U. S. Navy in Galveston, Texas.


Kenneth C. Colbath Political Statement, Wlbz Radio Oct 1956

Kenneth C. Colbath Political Statement, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Candidate Kenneth Colbath explains that inspired by the election of Edmund Muskie to Governor, he is running to help restore a truly two-party government to Maine, where Republicans have dominated.


Maine Supreme Court Justice Raymond Fellows On His Retirement, Wlbz Radio Sep 1956

Maine Supreme Court Justice Raymond Fellows On His Retirement, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

An interview recorded by telephone on September 23rd 1956 after Chief Justice Raymond Fellows of the Maine Supreme Court had been retired for just a week.


Mrs. Dodge's Spanking Service, Wlbz Radio Aug 1956

Mrs. Dodge's Spanking Service, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

An advertisement in the Boothbay Harbor, Maine, newspaper leads WLBZ to contact Mrs. Frances Dodge to ask her for the details on her unusual business, that of an" old fashioned mother" willing to spank children who need it.


Interview At The Kennebunkport Streetcar Museum, Wlbz Radio Aug 1956

Interview At The Kennebunkport Streetcar Museum, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

An interview with the director, Pat Butler, New England Electric Railway Historical Society, in Kennebunkport in 1956. Includes the sounds of the cars, and comments from a society board member, Barbara Lee.


Nissen Bakery Open House, Interviews With Several Area Residents, Wlbz Radio May 1956

Nissen Bakery Open House, Interviews With Several Area Residents, Wlbz Radio

WLBZ Radio Station Records

Paul Ford and Bill Mincher of WLBZ interview several residents at an open house of the John J. Nissen Baking Corporation's new plant on Abbott Street in Brewer, Maine. Some of those interviewed were from as far away as Cape Cod, Massachusetts and New Brunswick, Canada. The sounds of the operation of the factory can be heard in the background.