GILFORD — He's been buried alive, frozen alive and had his life threatened at gunpoint. He's also hung out with Jay Leno and interviewed Presidents and hundreds of celebrities.
"Ten thousand shows and no two have been alike," says Mike Morin, author of his professional memoir, Fifty Shades of Radio – True Stories of a Morning Radio Guy Being Wired, Tired and Fired. Morin will speak at the Gilford Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 29.
Forty three years as a radio personality have taken him all over the country including New York City, Boston and most recently New Hampshire, where he co-hosted a daily morning show at WZID-FM in Manchester for 12 years until earlier this past June.
"I knew from the fifth grade in Detroit that this was what I wanted to do. I never imagined all the great moments, fun and odd ball surprises that I'd face in my four decades behind the microphone." says Morin.
Those unexpected experiences included:
• The TV star who went toe-to-toe with a lady of the evening one morning in our studio.
• Creating the Tall Ships prank that got front page news coverage.
• The 25-year old DJ gets a big surprise from a 70-year old cougar.
• Frozen alive in 5,000 pounds of ice.
• Reading in the Boston morning papers that he would be fired later that day. He was.
Aside from his radio work, Morin writes a humor column for the Nashua (NH) Telegraph and has contributed to the Boston Globe, Chicken Soup for the Soul books and several magazines. He was also a TV weatherman and co-host of TV sports shows in Boston and New Hampshire. In June, 2013, Morin was awarded the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists for community service. He also won a macaroni and cheese bake off in 2011 and blue ribbon for baking at the 2013 and 2014 Deerfield Fair. He lives with fiancée Barbara and fluffy dog, Basia, in New Hampshire.
Morin is available for radio, TV, print and Internet interviews. Contact him at 603-566-2337. He is also happy to speak to organizations, fund raising events, libraries and book stores.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015 04:24
MOULTONBOROUGH — The next Lakes Region Tea Party meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 21 at 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Public Library.
There is so much that people can do to help get our government back onto its constitutional feet other than fume and steam about governmental problems or threats. All are welcome to come join the meeting as members of the Tea Party hash out what we can do about the Convention of States, the condition of secondary NH roads, and Common Core. There will also be conversation about plans for the new year, and as well as a showing of more of the video on the Constitution.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 10:56
Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice is offering seven-week bereavement support groups in Laconia and Wolfeboro starting this month.
One group will meet in Laconia on Thursdays and the other group will meet in Wolfeboro on Tuesdays. Each group consists of a series of 1½-hour meetings held each of the seven weeks. The sessions are being offered free of charge.
Support groups, say organizers, give people the opportunity to discuss and learn ways of coping with their loss, to gain the support of others in safe and caring ways, and to learn about the grief process. Although grief is a unique experience through which each person finds his or her own way, there are common threads we all share when going through grief.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 10:54
MOULTONBOROUGH — On Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough, the Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society will present a program about "Birding Marvelous Morocco and the Canary Islands."
Dana and Bob Fox travel the world to see wonderful birds in amazing habitats. In this program, they will lead attendees on a journey to two of the Canary Islands and some of the bird-rich areas of Morocco, including the Atlas Mountains, the coast (with a pelagic trip), the gorges, the high desert, and the western edges of the Sahara. Come and explore these exciting birding destinations.
Bob Fox is a co-author of "The Birds of New Hampshire," The first state-wide coverage of all 427 species that has been printed in 110 years, including their status and distribution. Technical data includes the location and identity of over 4,800 museum specimens collected in the state, and a summary of over 17,500 bird banding returns for New Hampshire.
The Loon Center is located on Lee's Mill Road; follow the signs on Blake Road from Route 25 near the Moultonborough Central School, or from Rte. 109 turn on to Lee Road and turn left on Lee's Mill Road. Refreshments will be served.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 10:49
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starts on Friday
- Taylor Community increases United Way contributions by 15%
- Local poet Charlotte Cox to read at the Laconia Public Library on Thursday
- Meditation class offered by Laconia Adult Education
- Musical comedian Bucky Lewis performing at Margate Resort on January 31
- Juston McKinney comedy show in Waterville Valley