Ethan Minton

Ethan Minton

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Friday, October 17, 201410/17/2014

I have a new job!

After almost 19 years at the Portland Radio Group, six here at WCLZ, I’m changing careers. Since high school I’ve…


Wednesday, July 30, 201407/30/2014

Center for Grieving Children Multicultural Program

Participants from the Multicultural Program at The Center for Grieving Children stopped by Studio Z to talk about their work…


Tuesday, July 22, 201407/22/2014

CSN & uh…Fallon!

More proof that when Neil Young retires, Jimmy Fallon can hit the road and lots of people would never know…


Tuesday, July 15, 201407/15/2014

‘Royals’ in Irish

I’ve always loved an Irish accent. It turns out I love to hear Irish singing, too!

Bruce Courtney

Wednesday, June 4, 201406/04/2014

‘Born In The U.S.A.’ celebrates its 30th anniversary!

I have to admit it makes me feel a bit old. And do you remember how cool the video for…

Rod y Gab

Wednesday, April 30, 201404/30/2014

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela played to a packed house at the State Theatre last Friday night and blew the crowd away.…


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!


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…

About Ethan


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.