Saturday mornings from 11 to 12, WERU offers up great programming for kids and families. Tune in and find out what “for kids of all ages” really means!
Moose Juice, Jellies, and Jams, hosted by Emma Weiss on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.
“My name is Emma and I’m having a blast hosting Moose Juice, Jellies, and Jams, every second and fourth Saturday at 11 a.m. I’m a recent graduate of Oberlin College where I was involved with WOBC Oberlin College and Community Radio for four years, DJing and co-directing our community outreach program.
“I have a soft spot for classic rock and head-banging oldies as one might guess from my WOBC radio show Not Your Dad’s Rock, which featured dad rock deep cuts. I’m currently living on MDI and working as an assistant baker. As an undergrad, I studied psychology and am passionate about child development and children’s media. Moose Juice, Jellies, and Jams has tales and tunes for kids of all ages. I strive to select songs and stories from a variety of genres that embody joy and silliness while empowering kids to freely express themselves and be who they are.
“My favorite selections (and what I listened to growing up) come from Sesame Street, The Muppets, Marlo Thomas and Friends’ “Free to Be…You and Me,” and Carole King and Maurice Sendak’s “Really Rosie.” Right now, I am feeling especially inspired by rock and folk artists who make great music for families and children like Bunny Clogs, Two of a Kind, and The Okee Dokee Brothers. Please join me for a listen!”
WERU Family Radio Hour, hosted by Scot Canon on the 1st Saturday on each month at 11 a.m.
“My approach to music programming has always been to make it ‘approachable’ to all family members. The fondest musical memories I have as a child were listening and talking about music with my Father. He would bring me 45’s home a couple of times a month, when he went by the shop on the way home from work. It could be almost anything. He was a fan of Big Band Jazz, vocals, pop, classical and Trini Lopez.
“So, I heard that music at an early age. It made me aware I could listen to any form of music, and love it. I also learned about why he listened and how it enriches your family to all take part. My Mom is 92 now and we listen every night to… mostly Jazz. It was a thread that went right through all of us. You know, 1940’s sit around the radio family time. It’s also why I like to get local families and kids on the show. That’s what I want the WERU Family Radio Hour to feel like. For the talk, the emotion and the family bond to last long after the show is over. Although my Father has long since passed, he’s right there next to me still listening and snapping his fingers!”
On the third and fifth Saturday WERU presents a syndicated community radio program called The Children’s Hour, which is heard on over 100 stations.