I was born in Melrose, Massachusetts. grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire, and graduated college from Saint Joseph’s in Maine. In February 2005, I began my stint on WCYY and am currently one of the station's longest-running DJs. I'm the host of WCYY's new music / local music show, "Spinout." I created the 6-day radiothon “Markathon” in 2008 to support the Center for Grieving Children. I was VP Marketing & Promotions for an independent record label in NJ 1997-2002. I've written music columns for newspapers and magazines and hosted a short run music video show on cable in Boston. I started a record label in 2004, managed music artists and have created/promoted countless music events in Maine. I listen to & collect a lot of music, am a big fan of the Boston Celtics, crushed ice, Arnold Palmer’s, Brigham's Coffee Ice Cream, Jack Lemmon, biographies, hats, Nacho Libre, Galaga, Fiji Water, Bull Moose, record stores, Friendly’s, Robert Klein, Kacey Musgraves, hot tea, toast, collecting movies, Paul Newman, The Blues Brothers and The Beatles. I own three 8-track players, stopped wearing white socks in 1997, own a monster music book collection and was given the key to City of Portland, Maine, in 2012. Also, December 3rd, 2012 was officially named "Mark Curdo Day" in state of Maine (seriously). I hope someday to meet Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Ringo, Rodney Bingenheimer, Steve Martin, Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Owen Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hall or Oates and anyone from Van Halen or Toto. I am currently the General Manger of AURA in Portland. "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken".
Portland Lights Music Fest Artist: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers [VIDEO]
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers ... from their van to YouTube to your computer/device to the stage at the Portland Lights Music Festival on August 8th at the Maine State Pier.
BANG! No More “Life” With Archie
The classic comic book character Archie will be no more. Have you heard how it will happen? A bit too much for comics? Just right for the times? Read about it here and chime in!
Welcome Home and Thank You [VIDEO/PHOTOS]
The Maine Army National Guard's 133rd Engineer Battalion returned home yesterday in Augusta after serving our country. I wanted to be there to show my support and appreciation. What an amazing thing it was to be there.
Welcome Home SLAB
Portland has a new must go-to food spot - SLAB Sicilian Street Style Food. Do you know about the legendary "slab?" Last week I got a sneak peek and talked to the guys at SLAB. Watch here...
Dunkin Donuts Super Stage Rocked Old Port Fest [VIDEO]
Another year for the biggest event in downtown Portland has come and gone. #OldPortFest was a blast and if you watch this, you'll see our #DDSuperStage and Tyler Briggs seemed to be the talk of the town!