Our topic this month on Democracy Forum at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 20 is “Ranked Choice Voting: How Will It Work in Maine?” Host Ann Luther and guests will talk about how ranked choice voting is moving forward for the June primary, what’s happening in the courts, what the Secretary of State is planning, and what voters need to know as they head for the polls. We’ll take listener calls in the second half hour.
Shirt Tail Kin is an excellent local alt country and rock band that plays originals and covers. Fronted by Curtis Russet, they will perform live on WERU on Friday, April 20 at 1 pm on On the Wing with Joel Raymond. They will also give a concert on Friday, 7-10 pm, at the American Legion Hall in Southwest Harbor. For more information: 460-1072
Come to WERU’s 30th (yes, 30th) Birthday Open House on Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. We’ll have great live music, pizza and potluck salads, station tours, WERU apparel and totes for sale, and a used music sale. And if that’s not enough, admission to the party is free! (Also, help spiff up the grounds at WERU’s Spring Clean-up Day on Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring shovels, rakes, tarps, gloves, etc. We’ll provide snacks.)
WERU Community Radio is looking towards the future and we need you to add your voice to the “Voice of Many Voices” by taking our listener survey. Our Board of Directors and Staff have begun a strategic planning project in which listener input and insights are essential. We want to know what you think about WERU, so please take a few minutes to take our survey. You can do it anonymously or provide your email at the end of the survey and possibly win a WERU tote and hat. Thank you!
Due to popular demand, the deadline for completing the survey has been extended to Friday, April 20.
Featured Artist of the Week
The country music singer and songwriter Suzy Bogguss is our “Featured Artist” this week. Each morning at 7:45 AM our volunteer disc jockey will play a cut from her 2016 album “Aces Redux” and will give away a FREE pair of tickets to her show at the Camden Opera House (29 Elm Street in Camden) on Saturday, April 21st at 7:30 PM.
On Friday, April 20th at 8:30 AM DJ Denis will interview Suzy live over the telephone lines.
Phil Norris is a one of the founders of WERU and is currently the host of Folk Music with Cousin Phil, heard every Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00. Here’s a bit about Phil in his own words…
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