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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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 »
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 »
Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models. Tune in on Friday, May 29 at 8:30 AM to hear an interview with Emily Miller. Listen to Morning Maine, Monday May 25 through Friday May 29 for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see The Sweetback Sisters at The Strand Theatre in Rockland on Saturday, May 30. Read more »
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 »
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 »