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 listed here, along with a link to each 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 »
Off The Charts with Max, Mondays, 2-4pm:
"It was 50 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. . . ." Join the magical mystery tour on Off the Charts with Max starting Monday, April 28, and continuing through the month of May. Max will take us inside Abbey Road Studios, including pre-recorded interviews with special guest Sir George Martin, the man who signed the Beatles and produced and arranged their records. On April 28: “Beautiful Dreamer”: Before we knew them, LIVE. The early songs - Motown, Blues, Folk, Rockabilly and more. With rare performances never heard on later Beatles records. The legendary songs. The inside story. A celebration of 50 years! Read more »
Mouth music and musical families. Deep history and playful innovation. Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in striking global directions. The group is blazing a path that connects their Québecois roots to the wider world, in both arrangements and on stage.Tune in to Morning Maine, Monday through Friday, for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Le Vent du Nord at the Strand Theatre in Rockland on April 25. The band performs at Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield on April 26. Read more »
If you've had the good fortune to meet Holly McFaul, one half of WERU's reigning mother and daughter programmer duo, you inevitably walk away feeling like you've just made a new friend. Holly, a Virginia native, has resided in Belfast with her husband Andy and daughter Pip for the last 8 years. The ultimate cool mom, Holly can be found at WERU on Saturday evenings, scouring the new music for Pip friendly finds, while Pip takes to the air on The Junk Drawer. Holly is an on air talent in her own right as one of the rotating hosts of the Sunday Morning Coffee House. Read more »
Mess is dance-punk veterans Liars seventh full length album since the release of They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top in 2001. The Los Angeles based trio, consisting of Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross, has undergone a number of paradigm shifts since their early years as an art punk band. Read more »