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Curt Chadbourne
Curt Chadbourne
May, 2015

As a key member ofMPBN’sMembership Team, what amazes you the most about our members and their relationship with MPBN?

I’m amazed by the personal connection our audience has with our programs, especially our members who rightfully have a real sense of ownership.

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Nick Godfrey
Nick Godfrey
April, 2015

What exactly is your role at MPBN?

My title is System Technician, but I “wear many different hats” as my supervisor would say. On any given day, I can be working in master control, radio operations, directing live sporting events, or in the office taking care of day to day needs in our digital TV room. I’m also often on the road helping out at transmission sites or in our other office locations.

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John Keimel
John Keimel
March, 2015

Explain what you do as the radio operations manager.

I make sure that radio happens when it's supposed to happen with the people who are supposed to make it happen. That includes wrangling computers, audio equipment and a staff of full and part timers in multiple locations.

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Nick Woodward
Nick Woodward
January 2015

When was your “Ah ha!” moment when you knew you wanted to pursue film and visual work?

As a kid, I was fascinated by how TV and radio were created. Both seemed to be magical devices. I would get a thrill whenever I caught a glimpse of a radio or TV station building in Ellsworth or Bangor as I knew that’s where the magic comes from, but one day in particular set me on the path I still travel.

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Clare Hannan
Clare Hannan, MPBN CFO
November, 2014

Have you always been a fan of public broadcasting?

As long as I can remember, I’ve been a fan of public broadcasting. As a schoolaged kid, PBS was a key part of our four-channel repertoire, with Zoom being a fan favorite, in addition to Nature and Upstairs, Downstairs, among others. NPR came on the scene for me in my early adult years as I became more of a consumer of news and local journalism.

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Nora Flaherty
Nora Flaherty
October 2014

Which came first, your interest in radio or in news?

My interest in radio came first. When I started doing news, I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It’s exciting to make a quick call and turn it around with very little lag time; and I love doing longer-form stories and (especially) interviews.

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Ed Morin
Ed Morin
August, 2014

Did you always know you wanted a career in radio?

Not hardly! I had headed off to the University of Maine to study biology. At first I thought I’d be a scientist of some sort and then transfer into the pre-med program. Somewhere along the line, I discovered that I was a better writer than I was a potential scientist or physician, and so I transferred into the program that would better prepare me for a career in broadcasting.

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Charles Beck
Charles Beck
July 2014

Your voice has been a familiar voice on MPBN radio for years and years. When and how did you get started at MPBN?

I actually came in through two MPBN doors at once in 1980 or ‘81 or so. As a UMaine work-study student working for Toby LeBoutillier and hosting the evening concert classical music programming, and also as intern working for Keith McKeen and the Maine Things Considered team.

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Gil Maxwell
Gil Maxwell
June 2014

What does “Chief Technology Officer” mean?

Whatever technology we use to accomplish our “mission,” I am responsible for. While this sounds lofty, we still get the call when the water is leaking in the bathroom.

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Robin Rilette
Robin Rilette
April, 2014

You’ve only just started at MPBN, but what are a few surprising things you’ve learned so far about both Maine and MPBN?

I’m very impressed with the dedication of my new colleagues at MPBN and the many hours they put in each week. I’m sure that they sleep, but am just not certain when!

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