Volunteer Profile: Bill Audette

Name: Bill Audette
DJ Name: Bill Audette
Show Name: The Night Train Show
Broadcast Time:  Saturday (1:30 to 3 pm)

Local or Transplant?  Local

What do you do at WMPG?  I am an on-air DJ.  I also help other DJ’s make promos for their show’s.

How did you get involved at WMPG? Previously I hosted a radio show at WBOR (Bowdoin College) for 11 years.  I hosted a radio show at WRBC (Bates College) off and on for 2 years.  I also ran a mobile DJ service for 16 years and used to host and broadcast “Oldies Dances” live on the air for WLAM (Lewiston-Auburn).  Plus I also work for WABK (Augusta).

I went through the required WMPG DJ training sessions during the Fall 2008, then subbed for WMPG DJ’s from January 2009 through April of 2009.  From May 2009 through December 2010, I hosted the 3:30 to 6:30 am Sunday morning time slot at WMPG.  I have hosted the Saturday afternoon time slot from 1:30 to 3 pm from December 2010 through to today.

How long have you been at WMPG? Since January 2009

What do you do when you aren’t volunteering?   I am a retired high school mathematics teacher.  Currently I tutor high school students in their math courses (algebra I through calculus).  I also provide SAT preparation for high school students.

Why is WMPG meaningful to you? As a teenager who was glued to a transistor radio, I listened to, and was mesmerized by, all those Big-City AM radio stations coming into my ears (at night before falling asleep) from Boston (WBZ, WMEX & WRKO), New York City (WABC & WNBC), Chicago (WLS), Buffalo (WKBW) and Albany (WPTR). Once per week, along with frequent Dj subbing, WMPG allows me to carry out my childhood dream of being like one of the “Big-time, Big-City Djs,” all of whom I idolized!

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Interview by Annella Linton  Date: May 2018
Photo supplied by Bill Audette