Born and raised in Old Town, Maine, Dan Cashman has nearly a decade of on-air radio and television experience and nearly four years of experience in government communications.
At the age of 19, Dan Cashman began his career in the media. While a student at the University of Maine, Dan started a weekly local late-night television talk show on Bangor's WB affiliate, modeled after late-night talk shows hosted by Johnny Carson and David Letterman. Dan created, hosted, sold, wrote, and booked guests for "The Nite Show." The show ran on the WB affiliate and later Bangor's UPN affiliate for five years. After the first 90 (of 135 total) shows and countless guests, Dan left the show and spent a summer working at the "Imus in the Morning" show at WFAN radio and MSNBC television in New York City. Dan graduated from the University of Maine in May of 2000 with a B.A. in Mass Communication. He began working at Cumulus radio in Brewer in the fall of 2000, serving as promotions director for the company's five radio stations in Maine.
In the fall of 2001, Dan was promoted to Program Director of WBZN, Z107.3 radio. While at the radio station, Dan hosted a daily show from 10-3, led the station to ratings success, and earned more than a half-dozen awards for excellence in creativity from the Maine Association of Broadcasters. Dan also used his time at the radio station to participate in, and organize, a number of fundraisers to benefit local food pantries, community action programs, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina.
In December of 2005, Dan left radio to serve as Assistant Press Secretary for Maine Governor John E.
Baldacci. His duties in the Governor's Office included media relations, media outreach, event planning, working with constitutents, and preparing the Governor for various public events. Dan served the Governor and the people of Maine until August of 2009 when he left the office to start Cashman Communications.
In addition to owning and operating Cashman Communications, Dan serves on the planning committee for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Old Town. Dan continues to have an interest in late-night television, Maine radio, and government affairs. Dan resides in Brewer with his wife, Karen.
About Jonathan Griffiths:
Jonathan is a native Mainer with a passion for technology, communication and the outdoors. Born and raised in the heart of Maine, Jonathan grew up in a small town just north of Bangor. Jonathan possess multiple years of marketing communication, public relations and graphic design experience.
A graduate of the New England School of Communications (NESCom), Jonathan earned his B.S. in Marketing Communications. It is here at NESCom where Jonathan discovered his talent for meaningful communication and creative design. Jonathan worked with a number of non-profits to design and implement marketing communications and public relations campaigns that truly made a difference.
In the fall of 2009, Jonathan was given the opportunity to design a logo for the Gracie Theatre (a 500 seat theatre for the fine and performing arts located on the Husson/NESCom campus). Jonathan designed the font (displayed on the theatre) and logo which can be found on all marketing material. In the spring of 2011, Jonathan spent his senior year at NESCom working on a marketing campaign for St. Joseph Healthcare, focusing on employee and community fundraising. Jonathan also worked with Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems and the Beacon Community, conducting extensive research on healthcare reform.
When Jonathan isn't working hard at Cashman Communications, he can be found outdoors, cycling, fishing, or on the disc golf course. Jonathan resides in Bangor.
About The Nite Show with Danny Cashman:
The Nite Show is a weekly, half-hour program that airs Saturday nights at 11:30 on WABI in Bangor; and Saturday nights at 10 on WPXT in Portland. Maine’s only local, late-night talk show, the show is based on the formats made famous by Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and Conan O’ Brien. The show originates from the Next Generation Theatre in Brewer and - just like national late night talk shows - is produced before a live studio audience.