You can hear the Radio Sumpul online at: http://radiosumpul.eshost.es/
Radio Sumpul, a community radio station in Guarjila, El Salvador, in the northern province of Chalatenango has had a unique sister partnership with WERU since 2005 with assistance from the US – El Salvador Sister Cities Network, Power in Community Alliances (PICA)and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). The purpose of our special relationship is to build understanding of important issues that impact the people of El Salvador and Maine, to promote cultural awareness, and to strengthen community radio near and far. Radio Sumpul has been broadcasting since the end of the Salvadoran Civil War, 1992, and has been able to continue ever since providing community members information, analysis, entertainment, and sharing political, social and cultural developments in the region. And, now, in 2014, they are streaming their signal online! ¡Felicidades Radio Sumpul! Read more »
Mark your calendars now to bid in the great WERU Farm and Garden Auction on air Tuesday June 3rd from 6:00-8:30 PM. This auction, a benefit for WERU Community Radio, will offer more than 70 certificates donated by local farms, farmers markets, dairies and cheesemakers, fisheries and garden suppliers. During the fast-moving, live auction each item is described on air and bidders call in their bids for farm produce, dairy and cheeses, meats, seafood, bales of hay, useful tools, organic compost, and garden amendments, all produced locally. Auction items will be listed in advance at www.weru.org, along with a link to the donor’s website.
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To celebrate 25 years of WERU Community Radio, we’ve created a 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. Answers to the “Little Quizzette” included in the special 25th Anniversary Salt Air printed in June 2013 are available here. Many thanks to all of the volunteers, members and underwriters who have sustained the station for all these years!
Photos: "The Henhouse" in the late 80's with a gang of wonderful volunteers, and the station at its current location on Route 1 in East Orland. Read more »
Singer-songwriter Mary Fahl first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s folk-rock/adult alternative group, October Project. As a solo artist, her musical inspirations have expanded to include classical, medieval and world music. Mary Fahl’s expressive, transcendent voice has been called “a voice for the gods” (Boston Globe), “a powerful, beautifully proportioned contralto” (Variety), “soul-permeating” (Portland Press), and “supernatural” (author Anne Rice). Her music appeals to a wide range of musical enthusiasts, including a large, loyal fan base of Mary Fahl evangelists. Mary Fahl performs on April 18th at One Longfellow Square in Portland. Tune in on April 18th to Friday Morning Maine for a chance to win a copy of Mary’s latest solo album, Love And Gravity, as well as an audio book of Anne Rice's The Wolves Of Midwinter (for which Mary composed an original song). DJ Denis will interview Mary at 8:30am on April 18th. Read more »
Pip is not only the daughter half of WERU's only mother and daughter programmer duo, but at 15, she is also the youngest programmer at WERU. Every Saturday from 8 to 10PM, you can tune in to WERU FM to hear Pip host her show The Junk Drawer. It is no surprise to those who know her that Pip is a ground breaker. From her varied interests to her eclectic taste in music, Pip has always gone her own way! Read more »
Joyland is the sophomore album by Trust fronted by Toronto's Robert Alfons, and it is The Knix Pick for Best New Release. I haven't been this excited about a new album since Gesaffelstein's Aleph was released in the fall. Read more »