On Saturday, October 10 from 4-5pm, the Wicked Good Music Hour will feature folk singer-songwriter Gray Cox performing songs of peace and justice, as well as a live interview with two participants in the Maine Peace Walk, October 9-24. The first leg of the walk will end near WERU on Saturday afternoon.
The Wicked Good Music Hour airs every Saturday afternoon from 4:00-5:00. The program features live and local musical performances by all sorts of artists and bands, from punk rock to jug band music, from jazz to folk. It's all over the place but it's all from Maine!
WERU is volunteer-powered, and it’s one of the most important things that make Community Radio great. All kinds of people of all ages and all walks of life volunteer doing things like answering the pledge phones during Funathon, helping out in the music library, keeping the facility tidy and in good working order, and possibly hosting a music or public affairs program on the radio.
If you’d like to learn about all the different ways that you can volunteer at WERU, give our Volunteer Coordinator, Chris, a call at 469-6600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And many thanks to all the great volunteers who keep WERU going strong! 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 »
Our "Featured Artist" this week is the very cool banjo duo, The Lowest Pair, which will be in concert on Tuesday, October 20th, 7:30pm, at 58 Main Street in Bangor. We will be giving away a copy, each morning at 7:45 AM, of their most recent album, Reckon I'm Fixin On Kickin' Round. The Lowest Pair is made up of banjo pickers and vocalists Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee.
Admission at the door. More info at 404-6737. Read more »
Sarah O'Malley is the longtime host of WERU's World Around Us, a weekly (Saturdays at 8:30AM) science and nature short feature show. Sarah is a Maine native, having grown up in quiet North Castine where she fondly remembers summers spent running around in the woods and biking the four miles into town. Sarah attended George Stevens Academy in nearby Blue Hill. Sarah currently resides in Sedgwick with her two dogs, two cats, chickens, and her mountain guide husband, Dick Chasse. Sarah’s extended family still live in the Castine area, and she has the good fortune of enjoying being an aunt to niece,Caitlin and nephew,Will. Regular listeners might recognize Caitlin from her guest stints on World Around Us. Sarah teaches Ocean Science at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. Read more »
Christofer Drew is the exception to the rule. Having dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music, he has found his stride and grown in popularity since his days posting original works on You Tube for fun. A rarity in the digital age, Drew has begun to separate himself from the pack and distinguish himself as a force to be reckoned with as the band Never Shout Never. Whether it be a 60s bubblegum pop throwback, a wonderfully performed ballad or a compilation of funky loud noise rock, Drew can do it all, and the latest evidence of this can be found in his newly released album, Black Cat. Read more »