Joe Martelle Named To Maine Broadcasting Hall of Fame
August 2, 2013 at 10:51 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends its heartiest congratulations out to JOE MARTELLE, who will be inducted into the MAINE BROADCASTING HALL OF FAME on OCTOBER 19th at ceremonies in AUGUSTA, ME. "To say the least, I'm thrilled, flattered and honored," he said.
MARTELLE began his radio career at WFAU/AUGUSTA back in 1962. "My radio career got off to a disastrous start," he recalled. "I was fired for changing the music format on the night shift, from easy listening and SINATRA to rock and ELVIS. I learned a valuable lesson which stayed with me throughout my 41 year on-air career. Never, ever screw around with the station format, especially without management's prior approval.
"It will be going back home for me," MARTELLE concluded. "I guess THOMAS WOLFE was wrong!! Sometimes, you can go home again!"