The Star-Herald

Broadcaster briefs Rotary

MARS HILL, Maine — The Mars Hill Rotary Club met at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, for their regular weekly meeting at the Northern Light Continuing Care facility in Mars Hill.  

The program speaker was Al Weiner, who has been in the broadcasting business for 50 years.  He spoke about his start in the radio industry and his move to Maine, where he attended Ricker College in Houlton.   

He brought a farm in Monticello and build his first radio station there.   He comically added that he built his first antenna with junk and it actually worked.   

He leases time with Kixx FM, WXMe and 98.2 Talk radio.  He has the only AM/FM shortwave station in the United States.

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