Tune in this Saturday night, April 11, from 6:00-8:00 for our “Shelter in Place Dance Party.” Maintain social distance while dancing like crazy in the comfort of your own home! Cut a rug with everyone else listening to WERU at the same time. We’ll spin the tunes and you rattle the floorboards. Shelter in place, tune in, and dance the night away! Note: this program will be pre-recorded at WERU on a weekday and we won’t be taking requests during the dance, but will accept them at email@example.com until Wednesday at 5 p.m.
WERU’s broadcast operations have changed due to the Coronavirus emergency. 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 will be limited to only a couple members of the staff. Yet the programming with keep coming your way!
Every weekday at 2:00 p.m., WERU’s News & Public Affairs Manager, Amy Browne, will give a live “Maine Coronavirus Update.” We invite you to tune in live, read the transcripts below.
Also, at 8:00 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, various WERU volunteer public affairs program hosts will report on what’s happening in the community in their area of expertise that relates to their regular monthly program.
WERU volunteer Charlie Pugh passed away on March 24 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a co-host of both Front Porch Folk and the Sunday Morning Coffeehouse. In memory of Charlie we will air one of his episodes of Front Porch Folk on Tuesday, April 7, 9-10 a.m. This will be an opportunity to hear, remember and celebrate this warm and wonderful man. Charlie’s obituary.
It is the wish of Charlie and his family that memorial gifts be made to WERU. (Our address is P.O. Box 170, East Orland, ME 04431)
William “Doc” Morrill Sr. passed away on March 29 due to complications associated with diabetes. He was a long-time host of Downhome Country, a great musician, a great guy, and a real character. He was also known as “The Oldest DJ in Captivity.” We will air one of his shows in memory and celebration of Doc on Thursday, April 9 at 9-10 a.m. Doc’s obituary.
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!
Listen to Healthy Options (our public affairs program on health topics), recorded on Wednesday, March 4, 4-5 p.m. The program covered the important topic of effective techniques to reduce exposure to infectious disease due to Influenza and the emergence of the Coronavirus. Healthy Options can be heard live every first Wednesday, 4-5 p.m., and the recording can be heard in our local public affairs archive at http://archives.weru.org.
Featured Artist of the Week
The High Kings is our “Featured Artist of the Week”! Tune in each weekday morning at 7:45 AM (EST) to hear a cut from their 2017 record “Decade: Best Of The High Kings”. Their local concert has been cancelled.
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