High School Musicians from Blue Hill Featured on Wicked Good Music Hour, this Saturday, May 30, 4-5pm

George Stevens Academy junior Alex Wang will co-host WERU's Wicked Good Music Hour with GSA student and WERU volunteer Eliza Moore and Matt Murphy engineering.  Tune in to hear Maine State Jazz Festival Champion J-A double Z Combo perform favorites, and GSA students Julia Luk  and Charcy Ye  perform Chinese selections. This spring Alex Wang participated in GSA's Non-Profit Experience program that engaged him in project-based volunteer work at WERU.

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Save the Date: WERU’s Live and Local Farm to Table Radio Auction June 2

Mark your calendars for WERU’s Live & Local Farm To Table Auction, Tuesday, June 2 from 6 to 9 pm, on-the-air! The auction offers more than 70 gift certificates valued at $50 or more from farms and farmers’ markets, fisheries, cheese makers and garden suppliers, local craft breweries, wineries, farm B&Bs, and farm-to-table restaurants. Bids start at half the value of each item. This is an opportunity to support the diverse music and alternative news programming offered by WERU Community Radio while getting familiar with some of the wonderful local food/beverage based businesses in Central/Midcoast/Downeast Maine! 
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BoatTalk Cruise on Father's Day, June 21

The “Father of all BoatTalk Cruises” will take place on Father's Day, June 21, leaving the Northeast Harbor Town Dock at 6pm on board the Sea Princess.  Passengers will enjoy three hours of good times and beautiful views of Somes Sound, Southwest Harbor, Acadia National Park and the Loch Ness Monster.

Thanks to Bar Harbor Cruises for donating the services of the Sea Princess.  The boat holds fifty people and tickets sell-out quickly, so call Chris at WERU at 469-6600 during regular business hours to reserve your seats now.  Tickets are $20 per person with children under 12 free.  All proceeds go to supporting Community Radio WERU.  What better way to celebrate Father's Day than with the whole family on the water! Read more »

New WERU T-shirts are here!

We are thrilled to offer for sale our new T-shirts! The design features a classic microphone on a backdrop of trees, water and an island.  The shirts are produced by Liberty Graphics and the design is by Waldo County artist Jon Byrer.  We have all sorts of colors and sizes.  Drop by the station to pick one up (weekdays 9-5) or buy one at any event where you see the WERU outreach booth.  The shirts are $15 each.  Look sharp in a WERU T-shirt! Read more »

Explore the History of WERU

In 2013, WERU celebrated 25 years of Community Radio. We invite you to visit the 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. Many thanks to all of the volunteers, members, business members and programming underwriters who have sustained the station for all these years!

Image: The orginal WERU bumper sticker, featuring "The Henhouse," from 1988! Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Sue Mackey Andrews, Host of Family Corner

Sue Mackey Andrews is the host of WERU’s Family Corner, which airs on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 am.

Who is Sue Mackey Andrews (in her own words)?

I have lived in Dover-Foxcroft since 1979, and am married to a terrific guy with two equally terrific adult daughters. Piscataquis County is a great place to live! I am active in fundraising for a volunteer hospice organization, serve on the county’s economic development council, and am a member of Helping Hands with Heart, a regional collaborative focusing on improving the lives of families, children and seniors in our rural county. Read more »

Music Review: Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp

Released April 7, 2015
Reviewed by Cade Overton, WERU Volunteer

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 »

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