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Downtown with Rich Kimball

Rich Kimball was recently named Maine Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, the third time in four years he has received that honor and the fifth time overall.

Rich has over three decades of broadcast experience, including stints at WABI-TV, WLBZ-TV, and WZON Radio. Born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Bangor, Rich holds a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Maine and teaches Civics at Brewer High School.

He is also the founder and director of Brewer Youth Theatre, having produced over one hundred plays in the past fifteen years and has appeared as an actor in over forty shows with Penobscot Theatre, Acadia Repertory Theater, and the Theater at Monmouth and is a founding member of the improvisational comedy team The Focus Group.

Rich and his wife Abby live in Bangor with their dog, Ginger.

Schedule

M-F 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Ryan On Downtown

Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe checked in on Downtown Monday to talk about his new book, "Scribe, My Life In Sports". The book chronicles Ryan's nearly half century of covering sports from the New England scene to the Olympics and he shared several stories from the book when talking with Rich Kimball

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Burns Previews “The Roosevelts”

Documentarian Ken Burns visited Downtown with Rich Kimball on Friday and discussed his new series "The Roosevelts - An Intimate History." The fourteen hour, seven night program debuts Sunday, Sept. 14 on PBS and looks at the lives of Theodore, Eleanor, and Franklin Roosevelt

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Duplass on Downtown

Actor Mark Duplass checked in on Downtown Wednesday to talk about the new season of "The League" on FXX.

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Ryan on Downtown: ‘I Don’t See Any Chance’ Lester’s Coming Back

Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe took time out from his fill-in duties on ESPN's Pardon The Interruption to check in on Downtown Tuesday.

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Shulman On Downtown: Sox Did Well

ESPN baseball broadcaster Dan Shulman called into Downtown Thursday and talked with Rich Kimball about the flurry of moves at the major league baseball trade deadline. Shulman was impressed by the Red Sox return for Jon Lester and John Lackey, as well as the pitching staffs assembled by the A's and Tigers

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Socci on Opening Day

Patriots radio broadcaster Bob Socci joined Downtown on Wednesday to talk about the first day of Patriots camp. The best news of the day was Rob Gronkowski's medical clearance, allowing him to participate fully in preseason activities

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Winkin Remembered: Billy Swift

Former Black Bear and major leaguer Billy Swift called into Downtown Monday and spoke with Rich and longtime Maine baseball broadcaster George Hale about the late John Winkin. Swift recalled his first meeting with Winkin and how the Maine coach reminded him of his father, Herb

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Winkin Remembered: Gary Thorne

Maine native Gary Thorne, the voice of the Baltimore Orioles, joined Downtown Monday to talk about legendary Maine baseball coach John Winkin, who passed away Saturday. Thorne recalled Winkin's single-minded passion for the game and his influence and reputation, which spread far beyond the state of Maine

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Creech Enjoying Maine A.D. Job

University of Maine Athletic Director Karlton Creech checked in on the Morning Pitch today and talked with Rich Kimball about new basketball coach Bob Walsh, the coaching staff in general, and the benefits and challenges of having the state's only Division 1 athletic program

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Tanguay on Downtown: Pierzynski “Not a Scapegoat”

Appearing on Wednesday's Downtown with Rich Kimball, Gary Tanguay of CSNNE said the Red Sox decision to cut the veteran catcher was part of the acceptance that this is not a very good team. Tanguay also discussed the on-going efforts to sign Jon Lester to a long-term deal, the Celtics trade with Cleveland and Brooklyn, and offered his thoughts on the ultimate destination for Lebron James

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