He started out as a part-time board operator pushing buttons for each Nascar race on our country station.  He progressed into an engineering assistant.  At the time, he also worked for a movie store so we took advantage of that and he began doing movie reviews on the afternoon show.  He was just a kid.  We couldn’t get rid of him.  After a while, we didn’t want to.  Matt Turnbull, aka ‘Nameless the Intern,’ is sorely missed.

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We never missed an opportunity to pick on Matt, always clarifying that it was out of love.  Although it’s cliché to say it, Matt really would give you the shirt off his back.  He was even there to wipe the sweat off the Sportsfreak’s brow at his ‘Aroostook Idol’ audition some years ago.  He had an infectious laugh that I sometimes still play on the air to this day.  It wasn’t long ago that he left us but he won’t soon be forgotten.

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One way his memory will stay alive is the ‘Matt Turnbull Livin’ the Dream Scholarship Fund,’ spearheaded by his parents.  It will help a Caribou High School graduate entering the trades at Northern Maine Community College and will also benefit a second year trade student at NMCC.  Matt loved this school.  There is a benefit on Saturday, March 16th at the Caribou Inn & Convention Center to get the fund off the ground.  There will be a social, silent auction at 7pm followed by music performed by Matt’s friends Common Crossing.

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We here at the radio stations will all be there to help raise money and honor our friend, our brother Matt Turnbull.  We hope you will too.  Watch for updates on Facebook.