GUEST STARS

These In Business Academy podcast audio clips
are interviews with local newsmakers

.Hosted by George Frangoulis, Producer and Host of Good Morning, Belfast!  the following interviews with Guest Stars ran during the Village Voices segment of our community TV show. Click on audio players below to hear the interviews.

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GUEST STAR,  CHARLIE CRANE
Board President, WBFY FM Community Radio
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GUEST STAR, AMY TINGLE
Creative Director, Toad Hall Editions
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GUEST STAR,  STEVE RYAN
Executive Director, Belfast Area
Chamber of Commerce 
CHARLIE CRANEAudio Player
00:00 / 13:39

Charlie Crane, Board President (AKA:  Operations Manager), for WBFY FM of Belfast, Maine, discusses how this volunteer community radio station was launched, how it is funded, who programs its content.  

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GUEST STAR, ERIK HEIM
President, Nordic AquaFarms
ERIK HEIM - Audio Player
00:00 / 14:58

Erik Heim is the prsident of Nordic AquaFarms USA,  a Norwegian-based salmon farm operation.  He discusses how its first American enterprise is dealing with city, state and EPA codes for its launch.

AMY TINGLEAudio Player
00:00 / 18:36
STEVE RYANAudio Player
00:00 / 15:04

Amy Tingle is the Creative Director (AKA:  Publisher) of a newly launched small press, Toad Hall Editions. It is headquartered in Bayside, Northport, Maine. 

It plans to release books and journals.

Steve Ryan, Executive Director of the Belfast Area Chamber  of Commerce, talks with George about this Midcoast of Maine's organization, its projects, community events and activities. 

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GUEST STAR,  JENNIFER ALBEE
Manager, ReVision Energy Co.
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GUEST STAR, ZACH SCHMESSER
Executive Director, Our Town Belfast
JENNIFER ALBEE - Audio Player
00:00 / 14:53
ZACH SCHMESSER - Audio Player
00:00 / 14:23

Jennifer Albee is a manager at Liberty-based ReVision Energy Co. She discusses the mission to install solar collectors for homes and businesses in the Northeast of U.S. 

Zach Schmesser is Executive Director of Our Town Belfast. He and his staff promote Main Street events and help to market the various retail merchants in the downtown area of the city. 

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GUEST STAR, LESLIE GREGORY Co-owner, Basin Pond Outdoors
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GUEST STAR, ERIC SANDERS
Mayor, City of Belfast
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GUEST STAR, JODY STOUT
Administrator, Belfast General Assistance Office
LESLIE GREGORYAudio Player
00:00 / 20:00

Leslie Gregory and her partner, Ray Worth, both served as teachers at Belfast Area High School. They now operate outdoor excursions on Basin Pond, Monroe, as well as kayaking treks along the Maine coast.

ERIC SANDERSAudio Player
00:00 / 14:49

Eric Sanders is newly elected Belfast City mayor (2020). He discusses his long-range goals for the city with Good Morning, Belfast!  host, George Frangoulis

JODY STOUTAudio Player
00:00 / 12:17

Jody Stout is Chief Administrator in the Office of General Assistance for the City of Belfast. Her challenges to help city residents increased tremendously during the recent Covid pandemic.

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GUEST STAR, DOUGLAS COFFIN
Letter Cutter & Cartoonist 
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GUEST STAR, NED LIGHTNER
Manager, Belfast Community Media 
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GUEST STAR, CHERIE MERRILL
Executive Director, Belfast Soup 
Kitchen
DOUGLAS COFFINAudio Player
00:00 / 20:38

Douglas Coffin and his daughter run a stone engraving business called Coffin & Daughter Letter Cutters. They engrave memorial walls, headstones and other things.  He is also a talented cartoonist.

NED LIGHTNERAudio Player
00:00 / 11:25

Ned Lightner is the founder and manager of Belfast Community Media, which produces and broadcasts cultural TV programs. He also is videographer and director of Good Morning, Belfast!

CHERIE MERRILLAudio Player
00:00 / 19:49

Cherie Merrill is Executive Director of the Belfast Soup Kitchen.  She discusses the various menu items, times of service and how she and her volunteer staff deal with serving almost 300 meals a day to their clients.