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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:53

Of Fans and Fanboys

I'm a sports fan.

Published in The Sports Edge
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 13:26

There ain't no good guys

Friend of our show Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald recently wrote a column on good guys and bad guys in sports, focusing on David Ortiz of the Red Sox and Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez.

Published in The Sports Edge
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:34

A boy of summer

We're still in that part of spring where it's as likely to be a raw, windy 38 degrees as it is to be sunny and 70 but it won't be long until summer is here, offering youngsters of our state the days of leisure they've been dreaming about for months.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 11:40

Stackpole leaves Downtown with Rich Kimball'

Longtime producer moves to 92.9 FM's 'The Morning Pitch'

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 12:20

A speculative season with the Sox

One of the understood, carved-in-stone rights bestowed upon every sports fan is the ability to second-guess.

Published in The Sports Edge
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 14:36

Downtown' moving to FM

Local radio show to join 92.9 The Ticket

BANGOR 'Downtown with Rich Kimball' has become a mainstay on local radio airwaves since the show made its debut last September. However, starting Jan. 28, you're going to have to look it in a new place.

'Downtown' is making the move from WAEI AM 910 (owned by Blueberry Broadcasting) to WEZQ FM 92.9 The Ticket (owned by Townsquare Media). The show will add more locally-produced, locally-focused content to a station that already features area sports media stalwarts Dale Duff and Clem Labree on their 'Morning Pitch' show from 6-8 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:56

Days of Turkey Bowls past

I've always been a fan of Thanksgiving, perhaps even secretly thinking of it as my favorite, though putting it ahead of Christmas might be considered blasphemous in a country where stores put wreaths up in late September. Part of my love of the day has always been the relatively low-stress nature of this particular celebration. No lists of presents to buy, no wrapping, no crowded stores - and best of all, no Thanksgiving music.

Published in The Sports Edge
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 13:17

Downtown' boomtown

Bangor radio show expands to three new markets

BANGOR Radio's Downtown is growing.

The Bangor-based radio show 'Downtown with Rich Kimball' is expanding its reach. Starting on June 25, the show which currently broadcasts on WAEI AM 910 will also be heard on three other Fox Sports Maine radio stations. WFAU AM 1280 in Gardiner/Augusta, WRKD AM 1450 in Rockland and WIGY FM 97.5 in Madison/Skowhegan are all joining the 'Downtown' family.

'Downtown with Rich Kimball' has been on the air for nine months now. Airing from 4 to 6 pm Monday through Friday, the show aims to be something a little different. It's a sports show, yes, but it isn't just about sports. There's a whole lot of community-oriented stuff; the arts are especially well-represented.

Published in Sports

Bangor-based sports talk show Downtown with Rich Kimball will be available to a much larger audience starting next month. The 4:00-6:00 p.m. show has been airing on WAEI, AM 910 since September, will be heard on three other Fox Sports Maine stations beginning June 25. WFAU (AM 1280) in Gardiner/Augusta, WRKD (AM 1450) in Rockland, and WIGY (97.5 FM) in Madison/Skowhegan. 

"We're very excited to have the chance to reach a larger audience," said host Rich Kimball. "It's great to become a part of these long-established stations and also give our adverstisers access to three additional markets." Kimball said the show will continue to focus on coverage of Boston sports teams and the University of Maine programs and will look to provide information about events in the communities served by the new stations. "We really try and cover arts and entertainment in the Bangor area and we'll do the same with the new regions we'll be reaching," Kimball explained. 

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 12:17

May daze

I have so many topics to write about its making my head spin right round baby right round. (Anytime I can get some 80's music lyrics in the first sentence, it's going to be a good column.)

An injury to Derek Rose was just what the doctor, as in Doc Rivers, ordered. Now instead of losing in the second round, the Celtics will most likely beat the 8th-seeded Sixers and play in the Eastern Conference Finals. I know KG and crew had some success against Miami late in the year, which has Green Teamers thinking another trip to the Finals. But as much as I can't stand Lebron and the Heat, me getting my own reality show is more likely than a Celtics series win, which means the 'New Big Three' era in Boston will end. It's been a nice five-year run resulting in one NBA title and another Finals appearance. Let's be happy with that because KG, Ray Allen and maybe even Rondo will be somewhere else next season.

Joe Buck won the sports Emmy for best play by play recently. Yes, he is smooth, knowledgeable and talented on Fox Sports. But do you know anyone who enjoys his play by play? Me either. It's like when they give the Oscar for Best Picture so some artsy flick that five people on the entire planet took the time to see. Buck is good, like caviar. But I don't know many people who really like either one.

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