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Old 09-09-2008, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Marty Engstrom Presentation

Public Access 25 has been airing a video of a slide presentation by Marty Engstrom, which took place at a meeting of the Alton Historical Society in August. In it he highlights his experiences over the 38 years (19612002) he worked as a weather observer on Mt. Washington. The presentation was filled with wit and humor and there was a question and answer period at the end. Many remember Mr. Engstrom during those years, as he became somewhat of an icon in the area. His weather segments from the mountain were viewed each night on WMTW Channel 8. It was an interesting program and I wonder if anyone else has seen it? Channel 25 usually repeats their programming several times over the course of a week, so it may still be running.

Among the slides he showed was one of Pushka, who was one of the first feline weather observers in residence on the rock pile. He was born there, lived out his entire life at the summit and died at age 14.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:22 PM   #2
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Being a true native of this area, I remember Marty well. I always stay up late when I was a kid just to see that famous smile!

In the 'old days', Channel 8 was the strongest station you can get on television. I remember George Oullette, the man of many hats. His 'Ski Trails' show on channel 8 was watched by many in the Lakes Region.
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Another native here that always watched Marty back in the 70's.Pushka used to walk in front of Marty while he was on camara doing the weather.Too funny!To this day,a few friends of mine repeat one of his most memorable lines: Tadaaay..will be one of the nicest dayeez..wintah or summah.Insert your own old time New Englander drawl.
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I'm from Maine but also grew up watching Marty on Channel 8. It's such a flash-from-the-past to hear that voice and see that smile!

Here's his last broadcast:


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I'm from Maine but also grew up watching Marty on Channel 8. It's such a flash-from-the-past to hear that voice and see that smile!
Here's his last broadcast:
As a Mainiac you would know that Marty was doing the broadcast for WMTW in Poland Spring Maine.They just used Mt Washington as the transmiting station with Marty working at the rockpile.That smile that always ended his piece looked like someone pulled a string in his back to make his mouth move.Funny stuff and a NE legend.
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Does anyone remember when Marty did commercials for The Woodshed? It went something like, "When I come down from the mountain, I go to The Woodshed."
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