Have been involved with radio most of my life in one form or another: college radio stations, WLKN, WTOS, the Wisdom Radio Network on Sirius Satellite Radio, community radio stations like WOMR, WERU, West Point Community Radio (LP station in PA), Radio For Peace International (community radio on shortwave from Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica), host of Spiritual Awakening Radio via HealthyLife.Net Positive Talk Radio and related podcasts/Youtube/online venues. Nice to be back on community radio and having fun creating music shows again via WXNZ LP FM. Am especially enthusiastic as this is local community radio, not someplace else far far away, but right here in the neighborhood, and where family members have lived going back a few generations in the Skowhegan/Canaan area.
Mark produces the Community Calendar which can be heard throughout the day on WXNZ. The calendar is a way for local organizations, groups, and businesses to publicize charitable, self-improvement, and community-building events”
“Mark grew up in Wisconsin and made his way to Central Maine twenty years ago. He is new to the radio business, but has always loved music and enjoys music production at his home studio
Arrested Development/What You’ll Hear (in 15 minutes): Alt.rock/alt. & classic country/British Invasion/funk, soul, r & B/Girl groups!/Lounge/ABBA/Roxette & more from the Nordic lands/pop pop pop music & rockabilly, of course. I’ve absorbed a lot of influences in 50+ years of listening to, & loving music & happy to be able to share them with Hooskow Radio fans.
Duane Bruce graduated Skowhegan High School in 1979 and Maine’s own New England School of Communications in 1981.
He has been doing radio ever since. WTOS-FM (Skowhegan) WFNX-FM (Boston) WBCN-FM (Boston) are just some of the stations where he has applied his trade. Duane is also a published author with his memoir “Hang The DJ”, and 2 entries in the ‘Macabre Maine’ anthology series. You can see DB in the radio documentary, “We Want The Airwaves: The WFNX Story”, and hear him as the voice of a futuristic cyborg Santa in the animated feature, “Infinite Santa 8000”.
My grandmother was a huge influence in getting me into radio. She worked for Musack in the 50″s It was a hoot to hear her give the time while shopping at the grocery store or department store. She was a big influence in my life on many levels.
Late 60’s listening to Allison Steel: “The nightbird” on new York FM radio. Applied to go to broadcasting school.
Instead, I moved to Maine as part of the back to the land movement.
Early 80’s volunteered at University of Maine Farmington radio for a summer, then met Annie and I interned on her show at WTOS. Worked nights there and made great memories with a great group of people.
Delighted to be back on the air. I play music I like including everything from blues standards, Grateful Dead, Jimmy Buffett, Bluegrass, Bromberg, Big Band, Reggae and songs from the soundtrack of the 60’s like Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Traffic.
Annie Stillwater Gray
RADIO WORK EXPERIENCE:
July 2017 to present – Music Director: WXNZ Community radio, Skowhegan, Maine
February 2014 – General Manager WXNZ Community radio, Skowhegan, Maine
March 2000 – The General Store Variety Show Syndicated/both internet and radio
to present , Producer, writer, and host
March 1999 – CUMULUS BROADCASTING / WCTB, WCME FM Skowhegan/Waterville/Augusta, Maine
to Sept. 1999 , Morning News Anchor and Cohost, WCTB & WCME
January 1994 – MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC / WCTB FM Skowhegan, Maine
to March 1999 , Announcer, mid-days on WCTB FM.
July 1986 – WMHB FM, Colby College Waterville, Maine
to present, Announcer, Community Advisory Board.to 9/99
October 1994 – MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING Statewide, Maine
April 1996, Wrote & produced news stories for Maine Things Considered
February 1992 – WHQO FM Skowhegan, Maine
November 1993, Announcer, news, weather, commercial production, on-air engineering, and studio maintenance.
Host of “Spotlight on Central Maine”, a one-hour interview show.
June 1986 – MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC / WTOS FM Skowhegan, Maine
February 1992, Announcer, weekends on WTOS FM.
September 1979 – WINDJAMMER COMMUNICATIONS/ WTOS FM Skowhegan, Maine
October 1985, Music director, full time afternoon drive air shift on WTOS FM, commercial production.
September 1976 – SYNDICATED RADIO FEATURE Hartford, CT, and Boston, MA