After circling Northern New England for the better part of my radio career, I’m pumped to be part of the team at WOKQ. It’s a homecoming of sorts, as OKQ has always been in my life. It’s the first station I remember listening to. Cutting wood with my dad, OKQ was on in the neighbor’s shop, and etc. Raised on the best Alabama, Ronnie Milsap, Larry Gatlin, Randy Travis, George Strait…all of it. Plus, wanting to be in broadcasting since I can remember, it’s no doubt this station was a big influence. When I’m not part of the end of your workday, I’m keeping track of what’s going on in the world of racing. Local, NASCAR, Indy, dirt, and etc. Also, I’m (what I want to call) an avid road biker. The seacoast has a ton of great riding, and I’m looking forward to getting back on these roads. That’s enough for here. Let’s connect! https://www.instagram.com/andyaustingram/ https://twitter.com/andyaustinmaine https://www.facebook.com/andy.austin1 https://www.strava.com/athletes/432495
Confederate Railroad Talks With Andy [INTERVIEW]
The 3rd Annual Boots 'N Bulls rodeo and country concert is this September 23. This year, the show stars Confederate Railroad. Danny Shirley recently checked in with Andy Austin to talk about Maine, Luke Bryan's fandom, being Johnny Paycheck's band, and other things.
Where’s The Pumpkinhead?
While summer may be (shhhhh) on the decline, the end of July usually brings the arrival of Shipyard's Pumpkinhead. With it, Instagram gold, displaying the novelty of consuming a beer made for autumn. Yeah yeah yeah, we get it. It's 85 degrees and you're on a beach with something desig…
What Have You Learned By Watching YouTube
It's 2017. We don't have time to sit through giant step-by-step guides. Sometimes we have to learn on the fly, or need a refresher on something we're revisiting. I get it, and have used YouTube for a number of "how to" moments, and I know I'm not alone. Yesterda…
Driver On 295 Hangs Out Window, Flips Off Traffic.
We've all had bad days. You leave the office in dumpster-fire mode, and take the aggression out on the roads. On these days, doesn't it always seem you get in the wrong lane? Yeah, frustration builds, and you find yourself blurting out words you've never spoken to another human being's face. Most of…
Chef And Cookbook Author To Open Restaurant In Belfast
Residents and tourists in Belfast will have another new restaurant to sample this weekend. Evan Mallett, owner of the Black Trumpet restaurant in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, will open a new restaurant at 108 Main St in Belfast this Friday.
This Week’s Bee Battle – Chris Young vs. Jake Owen
Last week saw the return of the Bee Battle. Two new songs face off, and only one lives the following week. The first two contestants were Chris Young and Kelsey Ballerini debuting their new songs. It wasn't much of a fight, with Chris winning in a 94% LANDSLIDE.
Man Pulls Fire Alarm In An Attempt To Free His Wife From Being Arrested For Shoplifting At…
STORY UPDATED 4:35PM-It appears as if the evacuation at the Scarborough Walmart today (July 24) was due to a man pulling a fire alarm in an effort to free his wife after she had been detained for shoplifting.
Who Wore It Better?
By a 4-0 vote, O.J. Simpson was granted parole today. While watching the hearing, I noticed he chose a light blue shirt. One not unlike something hanging in my closet. The same shirt I wore in my Townsquare Media staff shot. Maybe it helped convince the panel, who knows...
Contest: Name Maine’s New Hockey Team
After teasing on Tuesday, the new ECHL franchise in Portland has opened the naming of their team to the public.
Verso To Permanently Shut Down Paper Machine #3 In Jay
Verso Corporation announced this morning (Wednesday, July 19) it plans to permanently shut down paper machine #3 at its mill in Jay. The machine has been idle for most of the year.