Spring Fun-a-thon will take place from Saturday, May 6 at 7am through Saturday, May 16 at 10am, so get up and dance, celebrate Spring and support WERU! Our volunteer programmers will provide great community radio shows and in turn our listeners will make their donations to the station. It’s an ongoing cycle that makes WERU possible. A successful pledge brings in dollars, New Members and new Sustaining Members, so please do what you can to help make this drive a great one with your generosity! Thank you in advance, and many thanks to everyone who already gave through the mail and as Sustainers. Thank you! (There are several ways to give so pick the one that is best for you.) Read more »
Mark your calendars for WERU’s Live & Local Farm To Table Auction, Tuesday, June 2 from 6 to 9 pm, on-the-air! The auction offers more than 70 gift certificates valued at $50 or more from farms and farmers’ markets, fisheries, cheese makers and garden suppliers, local craft breweries, wineries, farm B&Bs, and farm-to-table restaurants. Bids start at half the value of each item. This is an opportunity to support the diverse music and alternative news programming offered by WERU Community Radio while getting familiar with some of the wonderful local food/beverage based businesses in Central/Midcoast/Downeast Maine!
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In 2013, WERU celebrated 25 years of Community Radio. We invite you to visit the special 25th anniversary section on our website where you can find photos from past and present, past issues of the Salt Air program guide, a WERU History timeline, information on special programming, and more. Materials will be added from time to time, so keep checking back for updates. Many thanks to all of the volunteers, members, business members and programming underwriters who have sustained the station for all these years!
Image: The orginal WERU bumper sticker, featuring "The Henhouse," from 1988! Read more »
Each morning at 7:45 AM our Morning Maine host will give away a FREE pair of tickets to the show.
The winners on Tuesday through Friday will also receive a FREE copy of Jonathan Edwards' album Tomorrow's Child.
Sue Mackey Andrews is the host of WERU’s Family Corner, which airs on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 am.
Who is Sue Mackey Andrews (in her own words)?
I have lived in Dover-Foxcroft since 1979, and am married to a terrific guy with two equally terrific adult daughters. Piscataquis County is a great place to live! I am active in fundraising for a volunteer hospice organization, serve on the county’s economic development council, and am a member of Helping Hands with Heart, a regional collaborative focusing on improving the lives of families, children and seniors in our rural county. Read more »
In a very brief period of time, Katie Crutchfield has entered the indie canon. Though Waxahatchee is by no means a household name, Crutchfield's project has already yielded two unforgettable records, 2012's sparse and haunting American Weekend and 2013's fleshier Cerulean Salt. The former offered soul-baring introspection that somehow toed the line between lo-fi navel gazing and hair-raising heartbreak, while the latter ditched the tape hiss, kept the gutting confessionals, and added some more diverse instrumentation. Waxahatchee has always lived in the realm of relationships and on the edge of a near-unbearable sadness, and Ivy Tripp, Crutchfield's newest effort, stays true to the name on the jersey. It has been a couple of years, of course; the record lacks a helpless vulnerability that often broke the surface in the past, and with confidence comes strength. Read more »