After much planning and preparation, construction is underway on WERU’s solar power system for the studios and offices in East Orland. That’s right, soon we will be broadcasting from the “solar-powered studios of WERU!” We are thrilled to be working with SUNDOG SOLAR of Searsport on this project. Check our website every couple of days for photos of the crew’s progress. “Let the sun shine…”
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:50 p.m. (just before afternoon public affairs), WERU’s News & Public Affairs Manager, Amy Browne, will give a live “Maine Coronavirus Report.” We invite you to tune in live, read the transcripts below.
State & Federal COVID-19 Information:
The urge to be creative, learn and enjoy the arts and culture is hard-wired into humans, and the COVID-19 pandemic does not shut that down. Our community is rich with cultural and educational opportunities, which have taken to the Internet, so local goings on that are normally in-person activities are now done remotely. The creativity persists and WERU is here to be part of that with our programming and share information about other organizations. Check out our calendar for the latest online events and services!
It’s a difficult time for everyone, including local businesses. Therefore, we encourage listeners, when you are able, to help the businesses that support community radio. You can find a list of them here. Please take a look and consider patronizing these businesses when you are purchasing goods and services, be it curbside, online, by phone or in-person. Thank you to all the businesses out there that help make community radio possible!
(Photo: Eric Furry, owner of Pro Libris Books in Bangor and long-time WERU business supporter.)
WERU’s broadcast operations have changed due to the Coronavirus emergency, and most of our programming is now prerecorded, much of it at home by volunteers. To ensure the well being of our volunteers and staff, all of our volunteer music programmers and public affairs hosts are staying at home, and access to the station is limited to only a couple members of the staff. However, we’ll keep the excellent programming coming your way!
If you are in a position to do so, and would like to support WERU at this difficult time, please consider making a donation. Thank you!
Featured Artist of the Week
Geoff Warner is our “Featured Artist of the Week”! Tune in each morning (Monday through Friday) at 7:45 AM (EST) to hear the “Morning Maine” host play a cut from Geoff’s 2008 duet recording with Katey Branch (“HeartStones”). DJ Denis will celebrate his own fiftieth (!) birthday by having a telephone chat with Geoff by telephone live on-air Friday, July 17th at 8:30 AM!
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