Paul kicked off his radio career in 2010 after graduating from the New England School of Communications in Bangor. He drove three hours north to Presque Isle to work as a Producer/Operations Manager/Commercial Writer/News Director/Morning Show Host/IT Specialist/Traffic Manager/you get the idea.
After six months in the great, white north, Paul decided to head south, and he got a job at the Portland Radio Group as the News and Traffic anchor for seven stations. After two years there, he's found a happy medium here in Bangor where he announces the morning news, in pleasing baritone, for WKIT, the Pulse, and WZLO.
If you're wondering, "Why would Paul leave Portland for Bangor!?"
The simple answer is he loves the area, and it doesn't hurt that Dysarts is just down the road...
Okay, this can't be funny for three reasons. 1. News is a serious business. 2. There are already enough people at the station who believe they're funny. (No names, you know who you are.) 3. Most importantly, my lovely wife constantly tells me, "that's not funny. Just try to be normal.” So, being abnormal, I naturally gravitated to news at an early age. The dog and I shared the newspaper. My wife says, she's glad at least the dog was house trained.
My name is TJ and I'm a news addict. Local news and its Impact on people and their communities motivates me to tell their stories. I've been involved with media for more than twenty years: print, radio, and television (ad sales, not tvs). It's the opportunity to get the story right that makes it so challenging. I started in news many -- too many to remember -- years ago with the now defunct Camden Herald. I’ve also worked for the Bangor Daily News, The Morning Sentinel, WQCB-FM,WABI-AM, WBZ-AM and WABI-TV.
While taking a break from news, I attended the University of Maine. I realized [aside from my wife, three children, one grandson, one granddaughter and fishing], news is my first love. Wanting to stay in the Bangor area, when the opportunity presented itself to work for a group of radio stations with a first-class commitment to local news, I jumped at the chance. Well, as much as an old bald guy can jump.
I'm sure there's more they want me to say, but they just told me I've run out of space.