Downtown began broadcasting in September of 2011 on the stations of Blueberry Broadcasting in Bangor. In January of 2013, the show moved to Townsquare Media’s 92.9 FM and two years later we found our perfect fit at Zone Radio and WZON.
From the time of our launch, Downtown’s goal was to create a different type of show. Our mission was to produce a guest-driven program and reach out to talented and interesting people you would never expect to hear on a radio station in Maine.
We also sought to find a unique mix of entertainment and sports that would vary depending on both the guest list and what was happening in the world at any given time. While our show is based in Maine, we view it as a national program, featuring regular appearances by writers like David Roth, Bob Ryan, Charlotte Wilder, and Dan Epstein, actors Stephen Tobolowsky, John O’Hurley, and Curtis Armstrong, songwriter Jimmy Webb, and actor/director Mark Duplass.
We’ve also welcomed some of the biggest names in the business to the Maine airwaves, including actors Julie Andrews, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, the late Carl Reiner, Michael McKean, Henry Winkler, Mike Farrell, and Lea Thompson, musicians Ben Folds, Mickey Dolenz, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Noel Paul Stookey, and Kim Carnes, comedians Lewis Black, Mike Birbiglia, Jeff Altman, and Michael Ian Black, and historians Doris Kearns Goodwin, Joanne Freeman, Kevin Kruse, and Ken Burns.
Every week Downtown strives to deliver a show unlike any other. Tell your friends, spread the word, and thanks for listening to Downtown.