The Belfast Co-op has chosen WERU as their 'Common Cents' recipient for the month of February. This program allows Co-op shoppers to round up the total of their purchases to the nearest dollar, donating their extra change to provide support to a highlighted community organization whose work contributes to local resilience. If you visit the Belfast Co-op this month, please round up at the register in support of WERU! Read more »
The 18th Annual Homelessness Marathon will originate from Washington D.C. starting at 7pm EST on Wednesday February 17, 2016 and ending at 9am the following Thursday morning. WERU will broadcast live the Marathon in its entirety.
This year we are sponsoring a petition to HUD, demanding better treatment for homeless people.
More information can be found here.
The Homelessness marathon is America's only national broadcast focusing on homelessness and poverty. Video of the first hour of our most recent broadcast
can be found here.
On Thursday, February 25 at 6 pm, at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport, WERU will partner with the Northeast Historic Film to present the documentary film about the Cash and Carter families, The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music. The Cash and Carter families did much to shape country music, and this legacy is examined in depth by this film.
Plus, a terrific set of Carter and Cash Family music from the roots of country music will be performed live prior to the movie by our very own Jay Peterson and Wendy Jo Gervin from Castine.
The WERU winter Funathon Pledge Drive is coming up on Saturday, February 20 through Saturday morning, February 27. During this time we will be inviting listeners to become new members and sustaining members, or to make additional contributions to your community radio station. Listener support is the largest portion of income that WERU receives and for that we are extremely grateful. So stay tuned and enjoy community radio, and feel good knowing that it is your support that keeps Community Radio going strong! That’s our winter Funathon Pledge Drive, February 20-27. Thank you in advance! Read more »
Since 1988, WERU has brought you programming that’s informative, inspiring and entertaining. Over the years, you’ve listened with us, shared with us, and grown with us. Heard the latest news and music from your community and your world, and helped fund that programming with your generous contributions. You’ve made an impact, and now you can make a lasting one. By making a planned gift to WERU, you help ensure that Community Radio will be heard in your region by generations to come. Find more information about planned giving opportunities with WERU here or call General Manager Matt Murphy at 207-469-6600. Read more »
This week's "Featured Artist" is actually the The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music soundtrack. Each morning at 7:45 AM we will play a cut from the album and give away a FREE pair of tickets to the screening at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport (6 PM on Thursday, February 25th). On Friday morning (February 19th) Denis will be interviewing Beth Harrington (the director of this documentary) at 8:30 AM. We hope you tune in and we hope you join us at the Alamo! (This film and musical event is presented in partnership by Northeast Historica Film and WERU.) Read more »
"In January I sat down to talk with WERU programmer Sara Elena Chiri about her music and her thoughts, concerning everything from station affiliation to what makes life meaningful. What resulted was a poetic testament to the power of music and voices. Sara Elena is one of the hosts of Gracias a la Vida." The other volunteer hosts are Susana Diaz, Luz Mary Kogson, Cheo and William Ryan. ~ Max Eddington, WERU Intern (College of the Atlantic)
"Gracias a la Vida is a show where we try to make a mixture of the Latin rhythms. It doesn’t need to be salsa only, which is the most famous and popular around, I know that. We play different types of styles, like the music everywhere: cumbia, meringue, romantic music." ~ Sara Elena Read more »