DEAR SUN SPOTS: Do you know of any Maine radio stations that play only classic country and western music? Like 1990 back to the 1950s? Sirius Radio has a classic country and western station which is very good but too expensive for me for only one station. I wouldn’t listen to the other 143 stations. Thanks a lot. — No name, Peru.

ANSWER: There are a couple of classic country stations in Maine:

  • 1400 AM, WCYR, The Country Road, out of Bangor. If you have trouble tuning in on your radio, it is free to stream from its website,; and
  • 1160 AM, WSKW, Classic Country 1160, out of Skowhegan.

You can also listen to classic country music online using free radio streaming websites or by downloading their free radio apps:

  • iHeartRadio allows you to tune in to broadcast radio stations or to create your own station based on your genre preference. You can find this service at or by downloading the app.
  • Pandora Internet Radio is a free radio service that allows you to create stations based on your preferred genre or an artist or song that you like. You can tune into this service at or by downloading the free app.
  • Slacker radio is another similar service. You can choose one of its stations or create your own. Check them out at or by downloading the free app.

DEAR SUN SPOTS: Can you please tell me the procedure to impeach a president of the United States of America? — No name, Chesterville.

ANSWER: Impeachment means to accuse or charge with wrongdoing. It is an indictment but not necessarily a removal from office. The general principles that control the impeachment procedure are found in the Constitution of the United States.

Article I § 2 of the Constitution gives the House of Representatives the sole power to impeach. The House has a committee, most likely the the House Judiciary Committee, conduct an inquiry or investigation, then, if the majority of the House votes to impeach, they inform the Senate.

Article I § 3 gives the Senate the sole power to try impeachments. When the presentation of evidence and arguments by the House and counsel for the president has concluded, the Senate meets in a closed session to deliberate.

Impeachable offenses are found in Article II § 4 of the Constitution, “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

A conviction on an article of impeachment requires a two-thirds vote by the Senate. If the president is convicted on one or more of the articles against him, a judgment of conviction and removal from office is pronounced.

Two presidents, Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, have been impeached by the House of Representatives, though both were acquitted by the Senate. The House of Representatives also began impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon, but he resigned soon after three articles of impeachment were approved.

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