Bill Walton Remembers the ’86 Celtics

We’re getting ready for our Downtown Year-In-Review, as we look back at our favorite conversations of the last twelve months. This lengthy talk from last summer with Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton is high on our list, as he somehow weaves his time with the Celtics, his love of the Grateful Dead, and the state of Maine into a wonderful story that shows why he is one of sport’s most engaging personalities.

The Downtown Year-In-Review begins Friday, December 30 at 4:00 p.m. on WZON, AM 620, with Part One featuring Bryan Cranston, Henry Winkler, author Elizabeth Strout, singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, documentarian Ken Burns and more.

Downtown Audio: Bill Walton

Rich Kimball

About Rich Kimball

I’ve been a broadcaster in the area for more than four decades, starting at WABI/WBGW Radio and WABI-TV while still in high school. Through the years I’ve done news, sports, and even weather on various TV stations and worked at more radio stations than I can recall. For the last twenty years I’ve been the radio voice of University of Maine football and for the past five years I’ve hosted Downtown, a talk show focusing on sports and entertainment. I’ve been lucky enough to win a number of awards from the Maine Association of Broadcasters and the Associated Press but I’m especially proud to have been named Maine Sportscaster of the Year by my peers a record six times. My day job is teaching social studies at Brewer High School, where I’ve also been the drama director for over twenty years, and I’m one of the co-founders of the improvisational comedy team, The Focus Group.