JR Mitchell joined the news team in September of 2015 following a lengthy career in radio, most recently having spent 13 years as the morning show host for Q-106.5 in Bangor. JR has also worked at stations in Millinocket, Houlton and Ellsworth as well.
JR was born in Machias and attended school in the town of Millinocket. He was very involved in politics, music and athletics, and that drove his desire to go into broadcasting. Graduating from the New England School of Broadcasting in 1986. JR is a two-time Country Music Association nominee for Small Market Personality of the Year, and also by the Academy of Country Music for the same award.
JR is a Master Mason at Mystic Lodge #65 in Hampden and is the Chaplain of Anah Shriners in Bangor, as well as being in many of the clubs involved with Anah Shriners, and is a huge supporter of the Pine Tree Camp for Children and Adults with Disabilities.
JR enjoys attending sporting events, live concerts, and telling the stories of the people in Eastern, Central and Northern Maine.
BANGOR - Shriners are known for the care they provide to children, and also for the way they care about everyone involved in their fraternity.
AUGUSTA - As the legislative session drew to a close, Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill that will forever honor a fallen state trooper.
HOLDEN - As the weather improves and more people get outdoors, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife issues a reminder when dealing with young animals.
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- Alleged credit union robber accused of tampering with witness
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- Capitol police meet with members of political 'squad' about safety concerns
- Tlaib, AOC grill McAleenan over treatment of migrants detained at US-Mexico border
- Chicago woman, daughter charged with killing baby cut from teenager's womb with butcher knife
- Jay Sekulow and Mark Goldfeder: Ilhan Omar’s outrageous anti-Israel resolution should be defeated in House
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- Jenna Dewan Shares Her Daughter's Precious Christmas Letter To Santa
- 'This Is Us' Cast Gets Totally Emotional About Fall Finale's Major Bombshells
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- 'The Voice' Season 15 Has Its Top 10: Who Made It & Who Went Home?
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- Ex-UFC fighter Abel 'Killa' Trujillo charged with sexual exploitation of child: reports
- Baker Mayfield's annoying Instagram habit courted future wife
- Baker Mayfield trashes New York Giants fans in defense of Odell Beckham Jr
- Dwight Howard opens up about Kobe Bryant calling him 'soft': 'I hated him for that moment'
- MLB players call on Puerto Rico governor to resign over leaked text messages
- Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says 'GOP has sold its soul to Trump'
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