Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick joined us to discuss their latest collaboration, “The Vietnam War”. The ten-part, eighteen-hour film premieres September 17 on PBS.    


Nick Derba 5.8.17

Maine baseball coach Nick Derba made his weekly visit to Downtown.


Mark Lech 03.10.17

Mark Lech, UMaine Track & Fiield/Cross Country coach checks in to talk about some of this season’s indoor track success stories.


Eric Pitzer 11.15.16

Bracketology in the FCS. Where will Maine land after they win this weekend (wink-nudge)? How about the teams that always find themselves in the postseason mix like UNH and Montana? Great insight on something that Black Bear Nation must be getting anxious about. Can you believe it’s almost playoff time?


John Karalis 11.15.16

Tuesday is Celtics Insider Day with John Karalis and it’s a tough one because the C’s have been playing such soft basketball. We talk about the “fake” Klay Thompson rumor, the depth the that C’s don’t have at the end of the bench, and who is buried at the end of the pine. Always great […]


Craig Haley 10.19.16

FCS insider Craig Haley called into the Downtown show on Wednesday to talk about the national scene. We chat about North Dakota’s fall from #1, The Citadel; are they for real, and Eastern Washington’s high flying offense before getting Craig’s perspective on the CAA.


Thirty Good Minutes w/ Phil Steele 10.13.16

Every week I say it, and every week I mean it. There is simply no more complete preview of the upcoming weekend’s college football slate than the one we get every Thursday afternoon with college football expert Phil Steele. Don’t waste three hours on Saturday morning getting caught up, cram like a college student before […]


Rodger Wyland 10.13.16

Albany Great Danes play-by play voice Rodger Wyland called into the Downtown show and gave us his unique perspective on UMaine’s opponent this Saturday afternoon. We talk offense, defense, and last week’s game before shifting into the CAA at large. Know everything there is to know about Albany before heading to Alfond Stadium this weekend; […]


Thirty Good Minutes w/ Phil Steele 10.06.16

Every week we think it can’t possibly get any better or any more filled with information. And yet, as we rolled through this week’s segment, we sat amazed at the level and depth of analysis that Phil offers. We travel all over the country, into every conference, and into nearly every stadium. Get a pen […]


Joe Harasymiak 10.03.16

Coach Joe Harasymiak called the show as he does every Monday following Maine football games, and on this occasion, we were able to talk about his first win as a collegiate head coach. He tells the tale of the two halves on Saturday, the slow starting first and the come from behind juggernaut they became […]


Thirty Good Minutes w/ Phil Steele 09.22.16

You might think of Saturday as the best time to get your college football pregame info. We at Downtown think Thursday is pretty great, too, because we spend a half hour during the show talking all things college pigskin. Every conference, every player you care about, and every game worth watching; Phil Steele breaks it […]


Brent Balbinot 09.08.16

Voice of the Toledo Rockets, Brent Balbinot joined the show on Thursday afternoon to talk about Saturday’s Maine/Toledo game and what Maine looks like from the opposing sideline. Brent talked about how Toledo surprised everyone with their performance last week against Arkansas State before setting the stage for this Saturday’s tilt.


Kyle Draper 08.24.16

Our weekly visit with CSNNE’s King of Boston, Kyle Draper was as awesome as usual. Kyle talks about the upcoming Patriots season and who surprised him most among today’s cuts. Rich gets Kyle to weigh in on the recent poll of Boston sports broadcasters as well as the approval rating of the region’s coaches and […]


Mike Bordick 08.16.16

Mike Bordick, UMaine legend and current Orioles broadcaster, called into the Downtown show on Tuesday afternoon to weigh in on things leading up to the big, looming series between the Red Sox and O’s. Mike talks about the pitching depth in Baltimore, but the struggles the group has had this season. The bullpen gets some […]


Post Deadline Baseball Talk w/ Matt Snyder 8.02.16

There was so much to breakdown after a very active trade deadline, so we went to one of the most knowledgeable national baseball writers today in Matt Snyder. Matt talks all about the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians surprising moves; listen in to see where he thinks they slot into the American League hierarchy after […]