On May 1, 1988, after eight years of planning and work by an highly dedicated group of volunteers, WERU Community Radio began broadcasting at 89.9 FM from the top of Blue Hill Mountain along Downeast and Midcoast Maine. Noel Paul Stookey was one of the primary founders of the station and WERU’s first broadcast came from studios in his converted chicken barn, affectionately known as “The Henhouse.” In 1997 the station moved to its current, centralized location on Route 1 in East Orland. We began streaming on the Internet in 1999. In 2012 we replaced our original radio transmitter, which we rather miraculously kept running well beyond its expected life span, with a new state of the art transmitter.
The original WERU bumper sticker!