You can do all this and support your local community radio station on Saturday and Sunday March 22 - 23, 9:00-4:00 when Peggy Smith will offer an introductory workshop in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) called “Building Bridges of Communication.” The weekend-long training is a fundraiser for WERU and will be held at Waterfall Arts in Belfast.
This two-day fundraising workshop is a $140 value, but Peggy is offering it for whatever donation participants can afford. All proceeds after expenses go to WERU.
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 »
Red Molly knows about optimism and joy. The band's fans, referred to as "RedHeads", have always responded to the sense that the band is a group of friends, sharing songs in their living room. That's exactly how it felt in 2004 when Laurie MacAllister (guitar, banjo, bass), Abbie Gardner (dobro, guitar) and Carolann Solebello (guitar, bass) sat around a campfire at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, singing and talking about their favorite songwriters. Knowing they had stumbled into something extraordinary, they formed Red Molly and spent the next seven years on the road. Tune in to WERU’s Morning Maine Monday through Friday for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Red Molly at Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, Maine on Friday, March 14. Read more »
True confession: I am partial to the Dum Dum Girls 3rd full length album Too True. How could you not like a band with a name like the Dum Dum Girls, no? The name pays tribute to the Iggy Pop song "Dum Dum Boys," and The Vaselines' album Dum Dum. The Dum Dum Girls was the brainchild of lead singer and songwriter Kristin Welchez who goes by the equally cheeky moniker Dee Dee Penny, a pseudonym she adopted in an effort to cope with stage fright. The other current members of the Dum Dum Girls are Jules on guitar, Sandy on drums and Malia on bass. All of whom conspire to wear black vintage frocks creating a visual image that calls to mind a gothic version of 60's girl bands like the Shangri-Las. Who Dee Dee happens to admire without a trace of irony. Read more »