MPBN Says You’ll Have To Change Grandma’s Adult Diaper Without A Soundtrack From Here On In

Toby LeBoutillier

Toby LeBoutillierBANGOR, Maine — Bing Crosby will no longer croon from your car radio on Friday afternoons. The Andrews Sisters will no longer harmonize, and the mellow sounds of Kay Kyser and His Orchestra will be muted. Maine Public Broadcasting Network has canceled the “Down Memory Lane” show, hosted by Toby Leboutillier for the last 33 years. In an announcement posted on its website, MPBN noted that Leboutillier’s last show will be Friday, Nov. 30. The move comes as part of a revamp of the Friday radio schedule. Leboutillier spoke to the BDN Wednesday, expressing dismay at the network’s direction in recent years. A longtime MPBN employee, Leboutillier, 71, of Brewer retired in 2002 and has been hosting his show as a volunteer in recent years. The network’s move to feature more talk radio does not sit well with him. “They’ve curried the favor of people who want to listen to ‘blab’ all day,” he said. (read more at Bangor Daily News)