News is more than just reporting crime and politics. It's also about keeping the public informed and aware of happenings in their communities.

So every Sunday morning, we here at Townsquare Media Bangor air a program designed to do just that. Formerly called "Close Up," our Maine Concerns program deals with everything from information about winterizing your home to avoiding bears to local fundraisers. And now, it's an award-winning program!

Under the name "Close-Up," it was rewarded at the recent Maine Association of Broadcasters 2012 radio and creative awards banquet. We want to thank the MAB for recognizing a show that we take pride in each and every week.

I host the program, now called "Maine Concerns," which includes interviews conducted by Craig Colson and myself. The topics vary week to week, and we work to make the show interesting and informative. I hope you'll join us this and every Sunday for the topics of the week on "Maine Concerns!"

Click the link to hear our award-winning entry!