PORTLAND, Maine (10/19/11)--Maine credit unions received notable coverage from media throughout the state--including more than 35 minutes of air time on TV news programs in the past month. In interviews in August and September on WCSH6 and WLBZ2 during the “Morning Report,” Jon Paradise, the Maine Credit Union League’s governmental and public affairs manager, offered ideas on youth savings, tips on helping students manage their finances successfully at college and the convenient access Maine credit unions provide through shared branching (Weekly Update Oct. 14). Paradise also appeared in a three-part series on WGME’s “Daybreak” and “Good Day Maine” on FOX News, speaking about the role that parents can play in helping children learn about financial education, the benefits of technology at Maine credit unions, and credit for young people. Maine credit unions were also featured in a recent newspaper article in the weekly publication, The Portland Phoenix. The article, which encouraged consumers to put their money in local institutions, features credit unions prominently. In addition to highlighting the popularity and strength of credit unions in Maine, the article gave substantial coverage to the Young & Free Maine program, Maine credit unions' Gen Y initiative. “Our media relationships continue to result in positive exposure for Maine credit unions through a diverse group of media outlets,” said John Murphy, league president.