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The Nite Show' adds fourth Maine TV station

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Portland CBS affiliate WGME to begin airing local late night talk show in September

BANGOR 'The Nite Show with Danny Cashman' will begin airing on Portland, ME CBS affiliate WGME (CBS 13) in September. With the addition of CBS 13, 'The Nite Show' will air on four Maine broadcast television stations, covering the entire state in all three of Maine's TV markets.

'Our goal from the beginning has been to air on every TV station in Maine, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,' joked 'Nite Show' host Danny Cashman. 'This is a clear step in the right direction.'

WGME, CBS 13 will air 'The Nite Show' on Saturday late nights at 1:05 a.m. The CBS 13 airing of the show will represent a 'second run,' meaning that Southern Maine viewers will first be able to see the show earlier in the evening on WPFO FOX23. The FOX affiliate airs the show immediately after the FOX23 News at Ten on Saturday nights.

'People are talking about late night television more than ever before,' said Torrey Ham, program manager for WGME and WPFO. 'We're fortunate to have both Colbert and Cashman joining the CBS 13 late night airwaves in the same month. Because it's entirely local to Maine, 'The Nite Show' brings to the table a different take on the traditional late night format. Our Southern Maine viewers have embraced 'The Nite Show' on FOX23 over the past year and we're excited to offer this second viewing option on CBS 13.'

CBS 13 will begin airing 'The Nite Show' late night Saturdays at 1:05 a.m. beginning Sept. 26. FOX23 currently airs 'The Nite Show' Saturday nights following the FOX23 News at Ten at 10:30 p.m. The Nite Show's season premiere is one-week before the CBS 13 debut, on Saturday, Sept. 19.

'The Nite Show with Danny Cashman' is a late night talk show based on national shows hosted by the likes of David Letterman, Johnny Carson and Jimmy Fallon. The 30-minute weekly show originates from Husson University's Gracie Theatre in Bangor and features an opening monologue, a comedy bit, a guest interview, and usually a performance guest in every show. The show also features a live house band, The Jump City Jazz Band, Joe Kennedy serves as the show's announcer, and the show is taped before a live studio audience. Previous guests have included folk singer/songwriter David Mallett, Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard, Gov. Paul LePage, The Count from 'Sesame Street,' Sen. Angus King, Miss Maine USA, Rob Bartlett of 'Imus in the Morning,' F. Lee Bailey, former Major League Baseball player Matt Stairs, singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey, former host of 'Double Dare,' Marc Summers, the Rustic Overtones, comedian George Hamm, MMA fighter Marcus Davis and many more.

Regular episodes of 'The Nite Show with Danny Cashman' are broadcast statewide on Saturday nights. 'The Nite Show' is seen in Bangor Saturday nights at 11:30 on WABI (CBS); in Portland on Saturday nights at 10:30 on WPFO, FOX23 and late night Saturday at 1:05 a.m. on WGME, CBS 13 (starting Sept. 26); and in Presque Isle Saturday nights at midnight on WAGM FOX8. Tickets for future shows are available through the show's website, www.theniteshowmaine.com.

'The Nite Show with Danny Cashman' ranked as the #1 show on Saturday late nights in Eastern & Central Maine through WABI TV in Bangor in the most recent Nielsen ratings, beating out longtime Saturday late night staple, 'Saturday Night Live.' 'The Nite Show' has also been nominated for four New England Regional EMMY Awards and the Fusion:Bangor FLAVA on two occasions. The show is produced by students and faculty from the New England School of Communications in Bangor.

'The Nite Show with Danny Cashman' is a production of Cashman Communications, in association with Community Broadcasting Service.

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