"The Captain" - Herb Ivy
WBLM Morning Show
Born in London, England in 1963, Herb found himself in the middle of the heady, whirlwind birth years of Classic Rock. At six years old, he and his older brother used to keep track—by hand, and faithfully—of the weekly movement of artists and songs up and down the charts. That same year, Herb bought his first guitar. He had fallen in love with rock ’n roll.
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Herb moved from London to New Jersey…to Houston…and then Wilmington, Delaware, where he lived next door to an AM Radio Station. While being able to pick up the station on appliances, Herb was too shy to actually ever visit the station. It was not until college that he decided to share his love of music through the campus radio station at The University of Virginia. At WUVA…one of 6 student- owned and operated commercial college radio stations in the country, Herb became the Program Director and held down 5 air shifts a week.
After graduation In 1985, he took his first paying job in radio at 107.5 WBLM in Lewiston, Maine. The requisite, excruciating months of doing time on the overnight shift gave way to a successful (and less painful) slot hosting the Blimp’s "Night Flight". And after two years, he became the co-host of the WBLM morning show. Twenty-eight years...a frequency change...a studio move to Portland, multiple morning show partners...huge changes in technology and musical styles—through it all, Herb Ivy—"The Captain"—maintains his post at Maine’s premiere rock morning show. WBLM will be 40 years old this year and boasts the highest-tenured air staff in Rock Radio…with 3 different DJ’s having over 25 years at the Blimp.
In addition to his on air work, Herb is also the Program Director of WBLM and WCYY…as well Director of Operations for all 4 of the Cumulus stations in Portland: WBLM, WCYY, WJBQ and WHOM.
Over the past 25 years he has also programmed other radio stations out of One City Center including The Point. WSTG, WCLZ, and the Maine Blues Project. He has been the Executive Producer of several CD releases of the local music showcase “Greetings from Area Code 207” In 2007 Herb was inducted into the Maine Association of Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame.
On the air you may hear the Captain as he coaxes a "winner" into a giant vat of B & M Baked Beans in order to find prizes submerged within...or as he orders a listener to crawl on their hands and knees across the Casco Bay Bridge in order to win concert tickets. Off-air, you would find Herb teaching and guest-lecturing in high schools and colleges throughout Maine. Or coaching athletics in his hometown of South Portland. Or at home helping to raise 3 kids. He is a Trustee of the Portland Music Foundation, created to educate and inspire local musicians…. and he is still playing that first guitar he bought in 1969…
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Little-Known Facts About Celeste:
I super glued 3 of my fingers together in the early 90's while trying to apply fake nails. During that incident I also managed to get my hair caught in the blow dryer as I waited for my wing man to return with nail polish remover to unstick my fingers. Pictures were taken. They were found and destroyed. There are no remaining living witnesses to this event.
My favorite song to sing in the shower when nobody is home is "String of Pearls". Never heard of it? My Jazz Choir used to perform it my senior year at Thornton Academy. A truly horrible song,it still haunts me. It's been a couple of decades now and nothing will drive it away.
When I was a little girl I wanted to change my name using my 2 favorite names together. The result? Penny Candy. Needless to say my career path would have gone in a much different direction with a name like that.
I'm a Virgo, allergic to bananas and I love belly dancing and doing almost any type of craft. My next project is to design and build a fantastic dollhouse for my little girl. I also love infomercials. Anybody out there need an exercise ball?
I love my job sincerely, I love being married and having a family.I love mowing the lawn in the summer and the smell of a hearty dinner cooking in the winter. I am terrible at both math and spelling but I can find something that someone else has lost. I am famous for putting things in "a nice,safe place" and searching endlessly for them.
I believe that Jack Bauer is a real person.