Testimonials

“Over the past 12 years I have worked with dozens of media outlets in Central, Coastal, and Western Maine.  Hands down, Maine’s Big Z has delivered the most measurable customer impact I have ever experienced.  Our programs have grown, our brand is better recognized, and weekly we have members tell us “I heard the Y mentioned on the radio.”  Add Gleason Media’s web presence and Breakfast Club features to our short spots and we have outreach like never before.  Without question, the heart and soul of the Y’s community marketing presence works because of our relationship with Gleason Media.  If I could only partner with one advertising and marketing firm in Central Maine, it would be absolutely be Maine’s Big Z!”

Steven Wallace, CEO, YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston
Former President & CEO, Southern Midcoast Chamber of Commerce
Former Executive Director, Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce

“Maine’s Big Z’s The Breakfast Club is like a first cup of coffee in the morning. I interview all over the country for the Farmers’ Almanac but I no one does a better job of preparing in-depth questions. They do their homework so listeners get the full story on wide range of topics. They are part of what makes L/A is a great place to live!”

Peter Geiger 
Editor Farmers’ Almanac

“Like Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Gleason Media prides itself on its service to the community.  Bonnie, Matty and the rest of the team take a keen interest in helping us meet the desired goals of our advertising and help promote the many programs that AHCH offers. I consider Gleason Media an invested partner in our success rather than simply a contractor we do business with.”

Kenneth Albert, RN, Esq., President & Chief Executive Officer
Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice

“My association with Maine’s Big Z has been excellent by every standard. Great value and great results. Bonnie McHugh is extremely fun and helpful to work with and she makes sure that she understands your needs to help you get the most from your campaign. The cost of advertising on this station is low compared to other stations in the market. We have proof that the commercials are bringing in new business. As General Manager of Weight Watchers of Maine, Inc., I highly recommend advertising with Maine’s Big Z! Thank you Bonnie and Maine’s Big Z!”

Jackie Conn, General Manager, Weight Watchers Maine

The Maine Department of Labor appreciates the opportunity to discuss issues of significance for Maine’s employers and workers on Maine’s Big Z.  The format provides time to cover a single topic in depth, or highlight several different topics over the course of the hour.

Julie D. Rabinowitz, Director of Policy, Operations and Communication, Maine Department of Labor

“We are so thankful for the way Maine’s Big Z promotes local community efforts like ours. In a competitive field like radio, their generosity and “open-door” accessibility are refreshing and needed in our community. Matt makes a daunting live radio interview seem easy, effortless and keeps the conversation rolling – nicest Yankee fan I’ve ever met.”

Joel Furrow, Executive Director, The Root Cellar of Lewiston​

“The Big Z is my “go to” station not only for music that I enjoy listening to also for local news and to find out what is going on in our area.  The Breakfast Club with Matty B is a great way to start the morning – hearing about local businesses, performers, upcoming events and more- always professional and informative yet fun and quite often highly amusing!  The local connection Gleason Media has in the community is not only obvious in their coverage of events but also in the way they take a personal stake in promoting local businesses and non-profits – they do care and it shows!  We are their community! We are blessed to have this local radio station and their personal touch!”

Jennifer Cartmell, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine
Androscoggin Manager

“Maine’s Big Z has been a true bonus as Lewiston/Auburn’s ONLY radio station with Matty B and the Breakfast Club, and Bonnie McHugh cheerleading all our businesses and promoting the amazing things we do in our community and Western Maine. .Having served on several Boards in the Lewiston Auburn area i.e. L/A Arts, American Red Cross, Literacy Volunteers and The Center for Wisdom’s Women, Gleason Media has reached out to each organization for interviews and has run public service announcements/commercials for each one! What other radio station does this?

My true testimonial as to WHO listens to this Station was in August 2016.  The Androscoggin Hospice House was set to present their Annual Butterfly Release event on a Saturday, however thunder and lightning was expected and with this an outdoor event it was decided to reschedule for the following day. Gleason Media took their message to the airwaves and with less than 24 hours got the word out about the change of date. They were THE only radio station that helped promote this date change…The OUTCOME  — full attendance on the following day.  Everyone said they heard the message Maine’s Big Z!  Success or WHAT? I love Maine’s Big Z and listen whenever I can – in the car or at home!”

Judith L. Vardamis, Major Gift Officer
American Red Cross

Maine’s Big Z has revolutionized the L/A music scene since coming on the airwaves.  They are an important resource for business, the arts, and the community as a whole. My career as a musician has been enriched by the opportunities for advertising and performing live on The Breakfast Club with Matty B and I know of many similar success stories. The team at Maine’s Big Z took an active role in fundraising for my fiancee’s fight against breast cancer, using all the resources they could provide including a concert at the Gendron Franco Center, and for this I am beyond words as to my gratitude.  I give my highest recommendation to Maine’s Big Z for those who wish to get their message heard.  They will go above and beyond for you!

Michael Krapovicky

Local Shows, Local Artists, Local Business and Local Radio. I love Maine’s Big Z, because The Big Z supports area musicians. As a local singer-songwriter and performer, it’s not often you find such an open and caring local radio station that promotes local musicians and our our upcoming shows. Maine’s Big Z does this every week on their “Big Z Music Minute” updates. Its not often that local radio has Live In-Studio performances from local musicians, but Maine’s Big Z does this every week! They also support, promote and participate in numerous local fundraisers.  Thank you Maine’s Big Z!  Your local musicians (and there are a lot of us) support you, because YOU support us! Maine’s Big Z is the real deal!  
Brooke Morin Lachance

Bonnie, Matty B, Dick and the team at Maine’s Big Z are fantastic community partners in the metro LA area.  Civically minded and business savvy, they provide professional and sophisticated advertising tailored to our marketplace.  Additionally, they are very generous to Chamber members with a complimentary on air interview for new members and a discount for any member who missed their opportunity when they first joined the Chamber.  The LA Metro Chamber is proud to have a partnership with the Gleason Radio Group.  Not to mention how much fun Bonnie and Matty B are to work with! 

Beckie Conrad, President & CEO, Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Whether advertising in my successful campaign efforts or informing the communities the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office serves about topics of interest I find great results through Maine’s Big Z!  Definitely an effective way to get the message out locally with numerous local business and listeners tuned in.
Sheriff Eric Samson
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