Ethan Minton

Ethan Minton

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Elvis

Wednesday, March 26, 201403/26/2014

Elvis is alive!

And he’s joined by John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Bruce Lee and others in this crazy commercial! I’m sure the brewery…

U2 Fallon

Tuesday, February 18, 201402/18/2014

U2 are first musical guest on The Tonight Show

Backed by the drummers from the Rutgers University Marching Band and, apparently, not afraid of heights!

Olympics open

Monday, February 10, 201402/10/2014

The Alternate Routes song featured during Olympics Opening Ceremony!

What great placement!

WOTE 2

Thursday, January 23, 201401/23/2014

Videos worthy of 200 million views!

Walk Off The Earth clearly know how to have fun covering other artist’s songs. And they manage to have a…

AR Nothing More Video

Friday, December 13, 201312/13/2013

The Alternate Routes partner with Newtown Kindness

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tregedy, The Alternate Routes wrote ‘Nothing More’. They’re asking fans to…

Maia 4

Thursday, December 12, 201312/12/2013

Crystal Bowersox and Maia Sharp discuss ‘Coming Out For Christmas’

Crystal Bowersox co-wrote the song with acclaimed singer/songwriter Maia Sharp (Bonnie Raitt, Dixie Chicks, Art Garfunkel), who also co-produced the…

JJ

Wednesday, December 11, 201312/11/2013

Jack Johnson dons a Christmas sweater for a good cause!

Proceeds from the sale of the song on iTunes will go to Red Cross relief efforts in the Philippines.

Guster

Tuesday, December 3, 201312/03/2013

Guster working for the NSA?

I’m sure they’re not but with an album title like ‘Live With The Redacted Orchestra’ perhaps we should double check…

APATT

Monday, November 18, 201311/18/2013

‘A Place At The Table’ screening

More than 80,000 children in Maine are ‘food insecure’. It doesn’t have to be this way. ‘A Place At The…

About Ethan

Email: ethan@989wclz.com

Why radio?
I’ve always loved music and after many less-than-successful years trying to play the piano and the viola growing up I’ve found the perfect way to satisfy my passion and get paid to do it!

Why CLZ?
When I was offered the position of program director I couldn’t believe my good fortune. After all these years of playing what I was told to play I finally had the opportunity to play the music I really love. And now when I discover something new that I think deserves some airtime, I don’t have to look at the charts, I just put it on the radio!

What would people be most surprised to learn about you?
I have two daughters. Ages five and 27!

What was your first concert?
My first show would have been at City Hall Auditorium (now Merrill) to see the Portland Symphony Orchestra. My mother was a violinist in the symphony! The first show I really enjoyed was The Kinks at the Civic Center in ’82 or ’83.

TV shows you can’t miss?
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I love the fact that he’s as funny as they come and yet is one of the best interviewers I’ve ever seen. And, The Office…squirm…laugh…squirm…laugh.

What is your favorite place in Maine?
Monhegan Island. There’s nothing quite like taking the ferry out of New Harbor and arriving in what seems like another world. Oh, and I’m partial to Bradbury Mountain.

What is your secret talent?
I can balance (almost) anything I can lift on my chin including a guitar and a 24-foot extension ladder.

Most embarrassing moment?
I was working my first radio job at a small station in Sedona, Arizona but I was also a waiter at an upscale restaurant. One night I recommended our house dressing – black-pepper vinaigrette. Except the word "pepper" didn’t come out quite right.