WERU Community Radio and the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce will present “Bucksport – How It Was and How It Is!” a storytelling event on Wednesday, July 8 at 5-7pm at the Alamo Theatre, Main Street in Bucksport. The event is part of the “Wednesday on Main” series, taking place throughout the summer, with all kinds of entertainment every Wednesday afternoon. Read more »
Everyone is invited to WERU Community Radio in East Orland for our Open House on Saturday, July 25 from 12:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon. We’ll have great live and local music on our outdoor stage performed by theTrad Gang (lively traditional Celtic trio) at 12:00, GoldenOak (dynamic young folk band) at 1:00 and People of Earth (danceable mix of rock, reggae, funk, soul and Latin) at 2:00. All the music will be broadcast live at 89.9 (Downeast and Midcoast), 99.9 (Bangor) and online at http://weru.org. We’ll also have new WERU T-shirts for sale, station tours and great food.
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Two months ago WERU's News & Public Affairs Manager, Amy Browne, filed a Freedom of Access Act request with Governor LePage's office regarding his statement in a speech that seniors had flooded his email with their opposition to raising the minimum wage. Browne's request was met on June 26 and she was able to fact-check the governor's claim, which proved to be vastly overstated. Read more in a Bangor Daily News article printed in collaboration with WERU. 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 »
Judith Sloan's YO MISS! will be performed in Belfast as a benefit for WERU! The show will take place at the Playhouse Theater, 107 Church Street on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 6, 7, and 8 at 7pm.
YO MISS! is a show where human rights meets Hip Hop, meets the power of women and girls, written and performed by award-winning actress and audio artist Judith S
Zach Winters and wife, Lane, live on the Great Plains with their two children, Leif & Ramona, and their three ducks. Zach has had the honor to sing & play for Syrian refugees, laboring mothers, orphans in Mexico, and his friends, neighbors and family. He hopes his music burns like incense. Zach Winters will perform at the Belfast American Legion Hall on July 11. Tune in to Morning Maine July 6 – July 10 for a chance to win a copy of Winters’ album Monarch. 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 »
In a very brief period of time, Katie Crutchfield has entered the indie canon. Though Waxahatchee is by no means a household name, Crutchfield's project has already yielded two unforgettable records, 2012's sparse and haunting American Weekend and 2013's fleshier Cerulean Salt. The former offered soul-baring introspection that somehow toed the line between lo-fi navel gazing and hair-raising heartbreak, while the latter ditched the tape hiss, kept the gutting confessionals, and added some more diverse instrumentation. Waxahatchee has always lived in the realm of relationships and on the edge of a near-unbearable sadness, and Ivy Tripp, Crutchfield's newest effort, stays true to the name on the jersey. It has been a couple of years, of course; the record lacks a helpless vulnerability that often broke the surface in the past, and with confidence comes strength. Read more »