About Downtown

Rich KimballRich Kimball

Rich Kimball is a veteran of four decades of broadcasting on radio and television, who was recently named Maine Sportscaster of the Year for a record sixth time. This fall he’ll kick off his 20th season as the voice of University of Maine football. Rich has taught social studies in the Brewer School Department for twenty-six years and has also served as a varsity baseball coach, athletic director, and assistant principal. He is the founder of Brewer Youth Theatre and has directed over one hundred plays with the group and, as an actor, Rich has performed around the state with Penobscot Theatre, Acadia Repertory, and the Theater at Monmouth, and he’s also a founding member of the improv comedy team, The Focus Group. Rich lives in Bangor with his wife Abby their son, Graham, and dog, Ginger.

Bryan StackpoleBryan Stackpole

Bryan Stackpole left Downtown in the spring of 2016, but remains a big part of the show’s history. Bryan is a Maine native growing up Ellsworth and graduating from Ellsworth High School in 2007.  He attended the University of Maine and received his degree in 2011 with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism.  While at UMaine, Stackpole was a vital part of the campus radio station WMEB 91.9 FM, where he was the part of the staff for four years and served as the Sports Director for two.  During his tenure at WMEB, he created the social media accounts for the sports side of the station and was the play by play voice for football, baseball, and men’s basketball.  Stackpole also worked for Blueberry Broadcasting where he was a board operator and producer for UMaine athletic events and live remotes.  He has been the voice of UMaine softball for the Black Bear Sports Network since 2014, and also broadcasts games as a freelancer. Stack cohosts the Morning Pitch on 92.9 and serves as a consultant to Downtown.

ryan-waningRyan Waning

Ryan became the full-time cohost and Executive Producer of Downtown in April. Ryan is a twelve year veteran of the New England comedy scene and has headlined on many of the most important stages in the business. With years of sports reporting experience and on –air time as an undergrad at the University of Maine, Ryan has made his radio reputation being surgical with both his opinions and language. He is an avid UMaine football, Red Sox, and Celtics fan and currently resides in Carmel, Maine with his wife Kate and their two daughters.