Our Winter Fund Drive is running from Saturday, February 4 through Saturday morning, February 11, so please feel free to DONATE! (You can do so during the Drive or in advance.) Your financial support is what makes WERU sustainable, so please consider making a first-time donation as a New Member, an additional gift if you already gave in the past twelve months, or become a monthly Sustaining Member. Thank you!
WERU Community Radio is, as it has since the beginning, listener-supported. This certainly means financial support, but it can also take shape in the form of feedback. WERU volunteers feel great when they get listener calls, notes, or emails telling them that their programs are enjoyed and valued. We also benefit from constructive criticism. And of course we really appreciate it when we get lots of feedback through periodic audience surveys, as we did recently when 370 people participated! Our anonymous survey, which was available online from October 26, 2022 to December 5, 2022, provided us with much information that will help WERU to continue to provide excellent community radio service to listeners, over the airwaves, internet, and mobile app. Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey! See the results: WERU 2022 Listener Survey Report.
The Democracy Forum airs the 3rd Friday of every month at 4 pm on WERU. Our January Democracy Forum covered local comprehensive planning, happening now in many Maine communities. How does it work? Why should we care? How can citizens get involved? Hear this program in our public affairs archives. Thanks for listening!
Program guests: Susan Lessard, Bucksport Town Manager; Noel Musson, Principal/Planner of the Musson Group, Southwest Harbor; Evan Richert, retired former Director of the State Planning Office
The Democracy Forum is produced in partnership between the League of Women Voters of Maine and WERU.
Conversations from the Pointed Firs is a monthly audio series on WERU, with Maine-connected authors and artists discussing new books and creative projects that invoke the spirit of Maine, its history, its ecology, its culture, and its contribution to community and quality of life. This month’s guest is Samaa Abdurraqib, Executive Director of the Maine Humanities Council. This program aired on WERU on January 6, 2023, and is now available in WERU’s public affairs archive, along with information about Samaa Abdurraqib and Peter Neil, the program’s host. It’s worth a listen!
Maine is the most rural state in the nation. But we’re also northern. And eastern. Country & Northeastern is a music show that features country music curated for Mainers by a Mainer. It is a hearty, gritty, spirited mix of alt-country, Americana, and traditional/classic/outlaw country music with a splash of Maine artists, rock solid songwriters from all over, and other microregional flavors. Join us every Wednesday morning 9-10AM with Sara Trunzo hosting.
NextWave Radio Hour is a new program from WERU featuring folks in their 20s and 30s from all across Maine. In this program, host and producer Pepin Mittelhauser addresses issues, news, and current events both locally and nationally, and features young creators who trailblaze their own paths in our modern political, economic, and social climate. He hopes to provide the unique perspectives of life from the next generation working to create the future they hope to lead. NextWave Radio Hour airs every 4th Thursday of the month at 4:00pm, and is be available in our archives and in podcast form shortly after.
“I wander around the coast a lot—from Kittery to Eastport… No matter where my adventures take me on the coast of Maine, I can count on the WERU app to access my favorite shows—live and on-demand!” – Jack Sullivan
Featured Artist of the Week
David Mallett Band is our “Featured Artist of the Week”! Tune in each morning (Monday through Friday) at 7:45 AM (EDT) to hear our volunteer disc jockey play at least one cut from David’s albums and then give you a chance to see him and his band as well as The Dinallos perform live with a FREE pair of guest list passes for Friday, February 3rd (7:30 – 9:30 PM) at the Camden Opera House (29 Elm Street).
DJ Denis will interview Michael Dinallo live via telephone at 8:30 AM on Friday, February 3rd!