Ethan Minton

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Friday, October 25, 201310/25/2013

The Coloradas in Studio Z

The Coloradas celebrate the release of their new album ‘Big Empty’ with a show at One Longfellow Square tonight (10/25).…

First here 2

Thursday, October 17, 201310/17/2013

Chloe Maxmin, founder of ‘First Here, Then Everywhere’

While still in high school, Chloe Maxmin from Nobleboro founded an environmental organization. Now a junior at Harvard, she’s running…


Thursday, October 10, 201310/10/2013

Breaking news! BNL still having fun!

Catchy tune…clever delivery!

Lorde cover

Monday, October 7, 201310/07/2013

A Capella Cover of Lorde’s ‘Royals’

It’s one of many and one of the best I’ve heard!


Monday, September 30, 201309/30/2013

Newtown Kindness

Newtown Kindness was founded by Aaron Carlson who is a close family friend of Joel and JoAnn Bacon. Their daughter,…


Thursday, August 22, 201308/22/2013

Boothbay’s campaign to get on PBS

I’m not sure if they’ll accomplish their goal of getting on PBS but they definitely will make a lot of…


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…


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…

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.