• Petitioned The Maine Public Broadcasting Network

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The Maine Public Broadcasting Network

Bring Down Memory Lane back to the airwaves

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      Down Memory Lane with Toby Leboutillier Fanclub

On November 16, 2012, the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) announced that they were cancelling the Down Memory Lane with Toby Leboutillier radio program after more than thirty years on MPBN. This beloved Maine institution is to be replaced by re-broadcasts of the nationally syndicated programs The Diane Rehm Show and The World. After significant public outcry, MPBN partially reversed this decision, bringing Down Memory Lane back as an online-only broadcast.

We want MPBN to bring Down Memory Lane back to the airwaves.

We strongly feel that the decision to cancel Down Memory Lane is not in keeping with the Mission of The Maine Public Broadcasting Network. The audience has spoken: fans of Down Memory Lane have clearly stated their displeasure with MPBN’s purge of locally-produced music and Maine-centric shows in favor of nationally syndicated talk shows. And they definitively stated that they want Down Memory Lane returned to terrestrial airwaves on Fridays at 2:00 PM, where it belongs.

Please sign this petition and help us return Down Memory Lane with Toby Leboutillier, a locally-produced Maine-centric music program, to the airwaves on The Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

To:
The Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Bring Down Memory Lane back to the airwaves

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Molly Griffin McKenna BENNINGTON VT, VT
      • over 1 year ago

      I think Maine has enough national broadcasts. As had been made clear by the vehement emails after MPBN initially cut Down Memory Lane entirely, the show is a Maine favorite. This is something unique to Maine, and should be appreciated. Less politics, more music and history.

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    • rich Yeager LANGHORNE, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      This music must never die or be forgotten. Lyrics you could understand and rhythm you could dance to.

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    • Bonni Backe BRUNSWICK, ME
      • over 1 year ago

      Getting to the On Demand menu on an ios device isn't easy and many people who enjoy the show don't have that access. Bring it back to broadcast!!

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    • Cynthia Domine KENNEBUNKPORT, ME
      • over 1 year ago

      Down Memory Lane was a fun, fascinating and unique show. Please bring it back!!

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    • Michael Arell BANGOR, ME
      • over 1 year ago

      Because variety on the radio is what MPBN is supposed to be for!

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