Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take


Tuesday, March 22, 201603/22/2016

3/22/16 First Take

Ken and Mike kick off your morning with a recent bombing in Belgium, Trump attacks NATO, Bill Clinton disses Obama, Tasting rooms higher fees, FBI says they may not need suit against Apple and Kraft’s letter to NFL…


Friday, March 18, 201603/18/2016

3/18/16 First Take

Mike and Barry Hobbins close out your week with yesterday’s hail, the minimum wage battle continues, Trump campaign hacked by Anonymous and a Substance was sent to Trump’s NYC residence, NCAA Tourney, Lawmakers pass bill to bring big business to Maine and White Sox player Adam LaRoche’s son…


Thursday, March 17, 201603/17/2016

3/17/16 First Take

Mike and Barry Pre-Game this St. Patrick’s Day with the Obama Supreme Court nominee, Opiod restriction bills , North Korea sentences Virginia student to 15 years hard labor, a White Sox player retires because team wanted to cut back on his son’s time in clubhouse, Portland legislative races shape up and St. Patrick’s Day!


Wednesday, March 16, 201603/16/2016

3/16/16 First Take

Tory Ryden fills in for Ken this morning with Mike – We start your morning off with the GOP Primaries, the Democratic Primaries, ME House Dems put LePage Immigration bill on ice, a Bill to keep video recorders away from polls, LePage calls for pay raise for ME’s Law Enforcement and Portland City Council committee supports banning synthetic pesticide use…


Tuesday, March 15, 201603/15/2016

3/15/16 First Take

Mike and Spencer are starting your day off with Primaries in Florida, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois and North Carolina, Madison Paper Co goes under, Marines change uniform policy due to Maine woman’s tattoo, Mass. High schools battle on and off in court,  Rachel Talbot Ross will run for Legislature and the Gas prices creep back up towards $2 a gallon….


Monday, March 14, 201603/14/2016

3/14/2016 First Take

Mike and Spencer kick off your morning with Hillary and Bernie squaring off in Town Hall, Trump’s rally in Chicago, NCAA BB tourney, Woodfords Corner re-do and a Video surfaces of Kelloggs employee urinating in cereal at plant…


Friday, March 11, 201603/11/2016

3/11/16 First Take

Ken and Mike close out the week with the Republican debate, Democratic welfare reform, LePage town hall meeting in Bath, Robert LeChance charged with animal cruelty. Marijuana campaign sues state and Should Maine move to Atlantic time…


Thursday, March 10, 201603/10/2016

3/10/16 First Take

Ken and Mike kick off your warm Thursday morning with the Democratic debate, tonight’s Republican debate, Legislature passes tax compliance, Saufley addresses addiction in Maine, a Bill about service animals is considered and Warm weather and golf arrives!


Wednesday, March 9, 201603/09/2016

3/9/16 First Take

Ken and Mike start your Wednesday off with the Primary resuls, Lepage opposes solar energy. Panhandlers assault protesters, Jetport expansion, Parking is a big problem in Portland and Hearings on Route 1 summer congestion…


Tuesday, March 8, 201603/08/2016

3/8/16 First Take

Ken and Mike’s morning starts you off with Super Tuesday 2, Maine primary push, Erin Andrews verdict, Dug overdoses in Maine, LePage and UM tuition freeze and Peyton Manning retires…

Local Headlines

3 hours ago in Local

Police Respond To ‘Chaotic Scene’ Following Crash In York


YORK, Maine (AP) — Multiple vehicles were left either damaged or totaled after a 71-year-old man lost control of his car while trying to pull into a parking space at a shopping center in York.

5 hours ago in Local

Police Smile At ‘Cops Suck’ Tattoo Across Man’s Knuckles

Bangor Police officer Keith Larby doesn't seem to mind that the man identified as Russell has "Cops Suck" tattooed on his knuckles. 

BANGOR, Maine (AP) A police officer in Maine is getting a laugh out of a man's tattoo that says, "Cops Suck."

5 hours ago in Local

Pirates Move Approved


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A minor hockey league's governing body has approved the sale of the Portland Pirates to a group of Springfield, Massachusetts, investors.

National Headlines

2 hours ago in National

Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform


The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

3 hours ago in National

Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database


Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

3 hours ago in National

States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise


In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

3 hours ago in National, World

Obama prods Vietnam on rights, promotes Trans-Pacific Partnership


U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes.