Let's Talk Turkey on Thanksgiving Day!

On Thanksgiving Day WERU will offer a special edition of our locally-produced animal program, Let's Talk Animals: From Aardvarks to Zebras.  Join host Dr. John Hunt and his guest, State Wildlife Biologist Brad Allen, as they discuss the establishment of wild turkeys in Maine as well as their behavior, life cycle and conservation efforts.  Let's talk turkey, 10:00 a.m. on November 23! Read more »

Giving Tuesday Special Programs - November 28, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

#Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, this year on November 28.  Giving Tuesday is all about celebrating and supporting nonprofit organizations that do important work in our communities.

WERU Community Radio will celebrate #Giving Tuesday by broadcasting special live, hour-long programs at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. that will give nonprofit organizations the opportunity to talk to our listeners over the airwaves and Internet.

On Tuesday, November 28 during the programs community organizations of all kinds are invited to call our studio at 469-0500 or toll-free at 866-625-9378, and share information about their organizations on WERU .  Each nonprofit representative will have three minutes on the air.  It's first come first served and calls will not be scheduled ahead of time.

If you have any questions ahead of time please call the office at 469-6600.

Everyone at WERU wishes our listening community a Happy Thanksgiving and a great #Giving Tuesday! Read more »

Year-end Fundraising - We Can Make It, Thanks to You!

Our Fall Pledge Drive concluded on Saturday morning, November 11, and it was a good one.  Our goal was to make as much as we can towards our end-of-year goal of $80,000 and 100 New Members, and we did.  And donations keep coming in!

TOTALS: $36,640 raised with $43,360 to go; 69 New Members with 31 to go (as of Monday, November 20).

Half of our annual income comes from our generous listeners and this is always the biggest drive of the year.  We invite you to tune in and make a donation, and experience the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping make Community Radio possible.  And if you have never been a WERU Member, this is a great time to call in and join.  You can also give online.  We appreciate your support!

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Award-winning Programming on WERU!

WERU has received the Maine Association of Broadcasters 2017 Radio News Award (first place) for the locally produced program “Maine Currents: Immigrant Legislation Testimony,” produced by Amy Browne, News & Public Affairs Manager.  Great work Amy, and many thanks to the volunteers, members and business supporters for making the station possible so that this kind of programming excellence is possible! Read more »

Aiding Public and Community Radio in Puerto Rico

You Can Help Public/Community Radio in Puerto Rico:
You can help stations get back on the air that were virtually wiped out by Hurricane Maria. They have important information to share with the population but can only do so when they are broadcasting. Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Lady NOLA

We recently asked Kaitlyn, a.k.a. Lady NOLA, host of The Second Line on WERU every Tuesday afternoon, 2-4, a number of questions so that listeners could get to know her a little more than they do on the air.  Here’s what she had to say:

1. How do you describe your program? 

"The Second Line is a show that features the sounds of New Orleans and Louisiana.  It’s basically a musical Gumbo."

2. How did you first get involved at WERU and what was your motivation?

"Aside from being an avid listener for many years, I got involved in a roundabout way..." Read more »


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