LLL027 @JeffParsons: Game Show Wizard

Jeff Parsons photo by Lanna Lee Maheux

Jeff Parsons photo by Lanna Lee Maheux

Jeff Parsons photo by Lanna Lee Maheux

From the Q97.9 studios, Jeff and Lanna talk about Pinball, game shows and the radio business. They reminise about blogging before it was called blogging. Lanna asks how to break into radio. Jeff describes his first love (pinball) and cops to his obsession with everything Bob Barker and The Price as Right. And he answers 10 questions.

Jeff Parsons in his own words

I’ve been a radio personality for almost 21 years, 16 of which have been with WJBQ Q97.9 in Portland. I’m a father of a six-year-old boy going on sixteen, a pinball player, video game player, sci-fi geek, computer nerd, poker player who never wins and I wish I could have been the next Bob Barker but instead they hired that pantload Drew Carey without even giving me a look. I also enjoy Necco wafers and dislike animals, two things very uncommon with humans.

The 411: Jeff Parsons

LLL025 Amanda O’Brien: Maine Connector @amanda_pants

Amanda Lounged with LannaLee and Got a Couch

Amanda Lounged with LannaLee and Got a Couch

Amanda and Lanna talk about life in Maine, sending dogs to the farm, The Social Media Breakfast Maine, and how social media tools have changed the face of marketing. Does Amanda have a work/life Balance? Amanda talks about her nerdy roots. And she answers 10 questions.

Amanda O’Brien

Amanda O’Brien was raised on Peaks Island, Maine. She went on to the University of New Hampshire, did a little traveling and found herself moving back to Portland, Maine. Amanda is the VP of Marketing at Hall Internet Marketing, the organizer of Social Media Breakfast Maine, on the board for Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, the Tech Expert for WMTW and guest blogs for a variety of different businesses and products. She is an active person who enjoys running and spending time time with her husband and two dogs.

The 411: Amanda O’Brien

LLL023 Alexandra Munier: Rolls Royce of Blenders @Broke207

Alexandra Munier

Alexandra MunierJoin Alexandra and Lanna as they discuss pasties, dog people and being thrifty. They dish about the IKEA Bus (“It’s the Six Flags of Shopping!”) and using Local Muscle. Allie explains her recent conversion from vegetarianism to veganism. And she answers 10 questions.

… finding candy without any animals in it is one of my hobbies.
                                                                                Alexandra Munier

Alexandra Munier

Alexandra Munier is kind of all over the place. She is a marketing operations coordinator by day, and spends her evenings dancing burlesque (as Candy Sprinkles) and writing for her sorta popular blog Broke207 (or it would be if she would ever update it). Sometimes she reads stories at local bars or hosts city wide clothing swaps, and one time she convinced some folks that she was a social media expert. Oh, and there was that other time she took a bunch of people to IKEA on a charter bus for funzos.

She also writes about being thrifty for Goodwill of Northern New England and whatever other blog or publication is willing to retain her services by asking nicely.

The 411: Alexandra Munier

LLL022 @TheRichBrooks Agent of Change: No Capes!

Rich Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

Rich Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

Rich Lounges with LannaLee and gets a couch!

This episode has caché! Join Rich and LannaLee as they get down to business in a lively discussion of life in Maine, entrepreneurship, and zombies. Rich explains how he balances his work and home life – or not. Rich tells us all the dirt about his upcoming conference, Agents of Change. And he answers 10 questions.

Rich Brooks

Rich Brooks is founder and president of flyte new media (http://www.flyte.biz), a web design and marketing firm in Portland, Maine. He is a nationally recognized speaker on entrepreneurship, Internet marketing and social media.

He presents and blogs (http://www.flyteblog.com) on web marketing topics such as social media, search engine optimization, email marketing, blogs and building websites that sell.

He is currently an Expert Blogger at FastCompany.com and a regular contributor at SocialMediaExaminer.com.

He is a founder of The Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference (http://www.agentsofchangecon.com/), an annual conference on search, social & mobile marketing.

He is the “tech guru” on WCSH Channel 6’s evening news show, 207, and teaches web marketing and social media courses for entrepreneurs at the University of Southern Maine’s Center for Continuing Education.

The 411: The Rich Brooks