Ethan Minton

Ethan Minton

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Guster

Tuesday, August 13, 201308/13/2013

Kids interview Guster

Ever wonder who are Guster’s favorite Muppets? Can they name all the Spice Girls? What would they do if they…

KofL 2

Wednesday, August 7, 201308/07/2013

Fred Armisen busting in on Kings of Leon rehearsal

Kings of Leon and Fred Armisen have teamed up for a video to preview their Unstaged collaboration. Pretty funny stuff!

Free Money

Tuesday, July 23, 201307/23/2013

Free Money!

This guy in Boston is trying to give away dollar bills – kind of panhandling in reverse. And with about…

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Thursday, July 18, 201307/18/2013

Paula Poundstone

Paula has two shows this weekend at Jonathan’s Ogunquit and I had a chance to chat with her. We discussed…

Melissa-Etheridge

Thursday, June 27, 201306/27/2013

Melissa Etheridge interview

Melissa discusses her new album, her new radio show and her reaction to Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a preventative,…

Zach

Wednesday, June 12, 201306/12/2013

Zach Sobiech – An amazing story of courage!

At age 14, Zach was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Later, he was given a year to live. He decided to form…

Maiki 1

Friday, May 10, 201305/10/2013

Mom and son dance in ‘Alice and Wonderland’!

Maiki Saito is a junior at Scarborough High School and one of just 25 members of the Maine State Ballet…

Holly 3

Friday, May 3, 201305/03/2013

Maine high school student brings ballet to Tanzania!

Holly Perkins, a senior at Merriconeag Waldorf High School in New Gloucester, volunteered in Africa two years ago, during an…

Stones

Monday, April 29, 201304/29/2013

The Rolling Stones get ready for ’50 and Counting’

It’s not everyday you get to their name on the marquis of a small club!

Jack RSD

Thursday, April 18, 201304/18/2013

Jack White wants you to make a record for Record Store Day

Jack White announced that on Record Store Day at his Third Man Records store in Nashville he’ll unveil his latest…

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.