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WERU-FM logo.jpg
City Blue Hill, Maine
Broadcast area Bangor, Maine
Branding Community Radio
Frequency 89.9 MHz
Translator(s) W275AE
First air date May 1, 1988
Format Variety
ERP 11,500 watts
HAAT 261 meters
Class B
Facility ID 58726
Transmitter coordinates 44°26′4″N 68°35′25″W / 44.43444°N 68.59028°W / 44.43444; -68.59028
Callsign meaning WE aRe yoU.
Affiliations Public Radio International
Owner Salt Pond Community Broadcasting Company
Webcast Listen Live
Website weru.org

WERU-FM 89.9 is a noncommercial, community radio station licensed to the town of Blue Hill, Maine, maintaining studios in Orland and broadcasting at 89.9 FM from Blue Hill Mountain. The station, which has been on the air since May 1, 1988, has an effective radiated power of 11,500 watts. In July 2004, the station began streaming online, and in April 2006, started providing podcasts of its spoken word programming.

Station background and operations[edit]

From its inception, WERU-FM has been a grassroots, nonprofit organization, volunteer-powered and listener-supported community radio service. Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary was the station's first benefactor. In 1997, the station moved to its current location on U.S. Route 1 in East Orland. Striving to be "a voice of many voices," WERU trains members of the community to be on-air programmers and behind-the-scenes producers. It provides access to the airwaves for individuals, musicians (local and beyond), nonprofit community organizations, and many others in the station's signal area. Music programming is very diverse and includes folk, Americana, blues, rock, jazz and reggae.

WERU is a member of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters,[1] World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters,[2] Maine Association of Broadcasters, and Maine Association of Nonprofits. The station is also a founding member of the Grassroots Radio Coalition.[3]


  1. ^ "Online Membership Directory". National Federation of Community Broadcasters official website. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  2. ^ "AMARC Home Page". World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters official website. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  3. ^ "Member Stations". Grassroots Radio Coalition official website. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 

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