Born and raised in Frederick County, Blaine attended Governor Thomas Johnson High School and Frederick Community College (FCC) and played on the basketball team for both schools. After earning a two-year degree at FCC, he finished his studies at Frostburg State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications. He is currently attending Mount Saint Mary’s University, pursuing his MBA in the accelerated program.
He taught classes in Frederick County Public Schools for two years as a long-term substitute teacher at New Market and Thurmont Middle Schools.
At the age of 26 he was elected to the Board of Aldermen for the City of Frederick. During his four years of public service his focus was on constituent services, improvement of the City's business atmosphere to encourage business growth, and expansion and update of the City's various parks and recreation facilities.
His career in communications began at the local radio station, WFRE / WFMD, where he worked for more than 12 years. During that time, he stepped through the positions of Account Executive and Local Sales Manager to the Director of Sales, where he assisted administering a multi-million dollar budget and a staff of up to 14. He authored a column for The Gazette newspaper for two years addressing issues at the local, state and national level.
As an on-air personality for WFMD for over 16 years, he hosted and co-hosted several features and shows such as Sound Off, High School Basketball, Frederick’s Forum and The Blaine Young Show, which he still hosts. He utilizes this public platform to support various charity causes, including WFMD’s Christmas Cash for Kids and raising funds to support numerous Frederick County families when there is a need.
He currently owns and operates Interstate Mobile Advertising, Inc. He also co-owns, with Jerry and Tammy Wood, Yellow Cab of Frederick, Brunswick, Thurmont and Mount Airy; Classic Limo and Sedan; and Classic Detail and Wash.
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