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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at MaineToday.com and a music writer for MaineToday.com and the Portland Press Herald. She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at Mainetoday.com. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk about...music of course.

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Posted: April 9, 2013

Tune in Wednesday! GO's Aimsel Ponti on MPBN's "Maine Calling"

I love radio. Don’t you? I mean good, dare I say, old-fashioned live radio. And so you had better believe that I love Maine Public Radio. I love just about everything on it, except maybe for when Garrison Keillor sings during “A Prairie Home Companion.”  When I hear him singing, I look like this:

But other than that, I love the programming on MPBN.

That said,  I invite you to tune in (and even lean back on your ra-di-o-o-o)on Wednesday, April 10, at 12:15 p..m.

Yours truly was asked to be a guest on “Maine Calling” with host Keith Shortall. I’ll be accompanied by Lara Seaver from WCLZ and Reverb along with local musician Spencer Albee. Wanna guess what we’ll be talking about (and answering questions about!).

Say it with me:

The Music Scene here in MAINE which is, of course, one of my favorite topics.

Here’s the official blurb:

“Join a panel of music lovers and writers for a conversation about local bands, great venues and what makes the music scene in our state thrive.”

Awesome right?

So tune in on your FM dial or hop on the interwebs mpbn.net and stream it live.

Tomorrow (Wednesday, April 10) 12:15 p.m. sharp.

Oh and here’s the skinny on what exactly “Maine Calling” is:

“Maine Calling is a live call-in radio program that provides a panel of experts to answer questions and comment on a topic of interest to Mainers. The show is 45 minutes with the first 15 minutes being a dialog between the host and guests and the final 30 minutes being opened up for listener calls. The conversation can be somewhat organic as we try to center on what the listeners are asking about.”

And last but not least, one thing led to another in my chaotic mind and so I’ll leave you with a string of songs that reference radio! Enjoy. (and, because I care, I’ll spare you “Video Killed the Radio Star”)

Donna Summer “On the Radio”

Elvis Costello “Radio Radio”

R.E.M. “Radio Free Europe”

The Clash “This is Radio Clash”

The Replacements “Left of the Dial”

Queen “Radio Ga Ga” (the awesome Live Aid version)

And a personal favorite, Davie Bowie “Starman”

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