Thanks to listener support WERU finished 2017 on a very positive fundraising note. Let’s get 2018 off to a strong start too during our Winter Pledge Drive, which will take place from Saturday, February 24 to Saturday, March 3! All donations make a different, big and small. Also, if you’d like to help out by volunteering answering the pledge phones during the week of the drive, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Volunteer” in the subject line. Thanks in advance for a great Pledge Drive! Don’t forget, you can give anytime right here.
“Conversion therapy” is the widely discredited practice of attempting to change an individual’s sexual orientation through counseling. Though it is considered unethical and even abusive by many mental health professionals, it is still legal here in Maine. Tune in for Maine Currents on Tuesday, February 20th from 4-5pm to learn more.
What is seaweed’s role in a healthy coastal and marine environment?
Tune in to our Coastal Conversations radio show on February 23, 2018, 10-11 AM, on WERU when we talk with Jessie Muhlin of Maine Maritime Academy, Hannah Webber of Schoodic Institute, and Amanda Klemmer of University of Maine to learn about Maine seaweeds and the habitats they support in the intertidal zone.
WERU Community Radio is all about diversity and just to keep things interesting we’ve got some new programs in the schedule and a few current shows moving around. We’ve also got a broadcaster’s voice returning to WERU after many years away and a brand new voice taking to the airwaves! We hope our listeners enjoy the new and relocated programs.
Featured Artist of the Week
Nigerian rock and roll band Tal National is our “Featured Artist” this week. Each morning at 7:45 AM our volunteer disc jockey will play a cut from their new album Tantabara and will give away a FREE pair of tickets to see them on Saturday, March 3rd at 7:30 PM. The show is at the Strand Theatre (345 Main Street in Rockland).
DJ Denis will interview Almeida the bandleader at 8:30 AM on Friday, February 23rd during “Morning Maine”!
All kinds of people with all kinds of backgrounds volunteer at WERU. We recently asked one of them, Dr. John Hunt, about his involvement at WERU. Here’s what he had to say…
What do you do at WERU Community Radio?
“I host and produce two radio programs: Let’s Talk Animals: From Aardvarks To Zebras (call in show every fourth Thursday, 10:00-11:00 a.m.) and Pet Sounds (short feature every Sunday morning, 7:30-7:35 a.m.). I also formerly served on the WERU Board of Directors.”
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