Don Shields has spent over 35 years working on Maine’s radio airwaves as a disc jockey and sports broadcaster. That includes a lengthy stint as a basketball broadcaster on the midcoast and with the Black Bear Sports Network. The Rockport native was recognized in 2015 as the recipient of the Maine Sportscaster of the Year award as presented by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association based in Salisbury, North Carolina. Shields, who is known for his distinctive call of “bingo!” on a made 3-pointer, has been a fixture in Maine sports radio since 1985. He started his career in Maine at WCME in Wiscasset in 1985, then he quickly made the move to WRKD/WMCM, where he spent 24 years. He has been calling high school basketball games ever since. In 2007, Shields became a more recognizable voice to more Maine fans when he became the play-by-play announcer for UMaine women’s basketball team on the Black Bear Sports Network, a Division of Learfield Sports.
He also has been a varsity baseball coach for more than a decade, beginning with three years at the former Georges Valley High School and since 2012 at Oceanside High of Rockland. Shields is a 1978 graduate of Camden-Rockport High School and a graduate of the New England Broadcasting School in Boston. He got his on-air start in Western Pennsylvania, where he met his wife, Mary.?