WERU Clean-up Day - Saturday, April 29

After the winter WERU's grounds in East Orland need some tidying up.  If you've got a little time to give as a volunteer, we are having our Spring Clean-Up at WERU on Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. until we finish.  Come anytime and stay as long as you like.  Bring rakes, clippers, loppers, tarps to drag leaves, and gloves.  No need to pre-register, just come and help spiff up the grounds at WERU.  If necessary our rain date is the next day.  WERU is located at 1186 Acadia Highway (Route 1) in East Orland, between Bucksport and Ellsworth.  Thanks! Read more »

WERU Birthday Celebration - Saturday, May 6

WERU is having a party and everyone is invited!  Our 29th Birthday Celebration will take place on Saturday, May 6, from 11:00 to 2:00.  It’s an opportunity to celebrate Community Radio and to meet people who love and support the radio station, listeners and volunteers alike.  

Our live music will include the MDES Advanced Strings from the Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, traditional Acadian and Cape Breton fiddler Gus La Casse, and People of Earth providing great dance music for the party.  We’ll have delicious food, a music sale, station tours and more.  We’ll also broadcast the party live on WERU. 

We hope to see you here at WERU for the party, on US Route 1 in East Orland, between Bucksport and Ellsworth. Rain or shine! Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight - Ann Luther

Ann Luther is the host of the monthly public affairs program, The Democracy Forum, heard every third Friday at 10-11 a.m. and any time at http://archives.weru.org/category/democracy-forum/.

The Democracy Forum is produced in cooperation between WERU and the League of Women Voters – Downeast.  We asked Ann a few questions to let listeners know a bit more about where she’s coming from.

"WERU is itself a civic institution – volunteer-powered and listener supported. For me, being involved with WERU is both a means of conveying information to listeners about how democracy works and also an example of how civic life works best when ordinary people are involved." - Ann Luther  Read more »

Federal Funding and Community Radio

Chances are WERU Community Radio has made a difference to you. What we do is made possible in part by federal funding we receive through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. CPB is facing a potential loss of funds, which will impact WERU significantly.

There is hope, however, because listeners like you can educate people in power about the importance of WERU today.  You can call, write or even visit to tell them your story about why you love and support WERU.  They need to know that community media counts! Read more »

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