Join us every Monday night from 8-10pm on 95.9 WATD.
Each week we’ll bring you where to go, who to know, what to do on the South Shore. From Quincy to the Cape, from Brockton to the beaches – if its happening on the south shore we’ll tell you about it! We’ll take you behind the scenes into restaurants, to meet the chefs, to meet biz owners. To hear the stories from authors and long time residents. South Shore Live is brought to you by South Shore Magazine.
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MEET The HOSTS
Stan is a lifelong Hingham resident with family ties to Hingham back to 1635! A 25 year veteran of the printing and advertising business in New England, and primarily here on the South Shore, has given Stan a lot of ideas for South Shore Live, especially, “Who to know, Where to go and What to do here on the South Shore.”
The Blackmur’s have been extensively involved in community activities ranging from coaching youth sports, community sailing events, Hingham July 4th Parade to meals on wheels and involvement with local food pantries.
Stan and Mary Ann have 2 sons: Kevin, who is attending Lynchburg College in Virginia (class of 2013), and Caleb, who attends Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwoood (class of 2011). The Blackmur’s also have 2 dogs: Brady, an 8 year old golden retriever, and Ilsa, a 3 year old Newfoundland. In January of 2000, Stan and his wife Mary Ann ventured out and started publishing South Shore Magazine and for 3 years also published a sister publication, Charles River Magazine.
I run a web application team called ::play:: (what else?, lol) and everyday we build lots of nifty software apps for businesses and gov groups. It’s cool and I dig learning things. So much so we’re building an app to make and take online classes so lots of people can learn from each other. We do all these good things in the harbor in Scituate (window view, thank you) and I live in the same town (sooo convenient) with my hubby and three children. I get all excited when things are simple, homemade and feel really good (like my new Electrolux vacuum cleaner that’s orange and cordless and lightweight and just really pretty). I majored in sociology and philosophy, got my masters in Broadcast Journalism and a degree in Law. None of these am I using, haha. Well, they all come in handy along the way (wherever it is I’m going next).
I love the color grey, sushi, my red guitar, my ipod and my snork (guitar tuner) and being with people who and are free to be who they want to be and don’t care or mind what I want to be. I’m attempting to write a book (fiction, love story), attempting to play tennis, attempting to sing, attempting to play guitar and piano and I still get excited every time someone calls into the radio show.
An acoustical troubadour, a lover of all musical things, a wannabe rock star, a dreamer, a procrastinator and a front-porch guitar strummer. Someone heavily influenced by musical storytellers like; Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson.
Simply stated: A Light Hearted & Engaging Acoustic Artist performing popular Feel Good Music spanning the past 40 years. Take a generous serving of Trop Rock, mix in equal portions of Reggae & Classic Rock add a dash of R&B, shake well and there you have it ! You May Not Believe This but Tim is also a JUSTICE OF THE PEACE for the Commonwealth of MA !
My Dad used to refer to me as an “accident waiting to happen”. Dad always had a way with words. I’m just still wondering if I’ve “happened” yet, or if I’m still waiting. I guess he was on to something though, as most of my career has been quite accidental. They say that if you fail to plan, then you’re planning to fail. Well what if you just fail to get up in the morning? That’s a win-win in my book. And I don’t even have a book. But if I did have a book, you can bet that one would be right in there. I don’t know much, but I do know that if I plan to plan then I’ll never fail to fail. And that doesn’t sound all that bad to me.
So this is the part where most comedians would go on to list all the nifty places they’ve performed. Let’s not do that. I’m not very good with lists. Besides, my memory has never been any good. In short, I’ve performed for 2,500 people at the Cape Cod Melody Tent and I’ve performed for four toothless drunks in the basement of some God-awful Chinese restaurant that thankfully burned down years ago. Along the way I’ve done everything in between. I’ve stood on boats, bars, table tops and milk crates. I’ve entertained in theatres, lecture halls, ballrooms and at Fortune 500 companies. I’ve done high schools, colleges, senior homes and bachelor parties (and even one bachelorette party!). If there’s a microphone, you can bet I’ve been there.
Toaster Boy (aka Alan Kearney).
If you look closely, you may see Alan reflected in his new toaster, lol And boy does Alan like to toast. Guests (and groupies) are invited to see the real Alan at the station on Monday nights.
We stopped the elusive Alan in the WATD hallway and asked for his credentials so we could post them online here. This is what he told us: