An Outstanding Late Evening Program on WERU, Blue Hill, Maine Has Cecil County Connections

As I worked on some syllabi for the upcoming semester with the midnight hour approaching here on the Chesapeake, I surfed over to WERU, an outstanding non-commercial radio station in Blue Hill, Maine.  We discovered WERU several years ago while vacationing in Maine and always listen when we are in the coastal area.  A few years ago they added streaming on the Net so the excellent content is available in Cecil County and everywhere.

Mark Elwin’s program “Mama Popcorn”  was streaming when I surfed over and Mark was playing some great soul and funk music.  As he worked the show and talked about the artists I heard him play a shaft piece, “Way Back Home”  by Bernard Purdie, along with other fine selections.  I’ve always found the noncommerical programs on WERU to be excellent, but I’ve never called them to let them know.  Well I just had to give Mark a call to let him know that he had listener from “Pretty Purdie’s” hometown, Elkton, MD.  I also called to let him let him know how much we appreciated his program, as well as the other fine DJs at WERU, a great radio station.

It wasn’t too many months ago that we were able to attend Bernard’s, “Bringing It Home Concert” in Elkton and we’re looking forward to his biography which is coming out soon.  I’ve only met Bernard a few times, but it was always a pleasant experience to meet the R & B luminary.

And thanks to WERU for producing all sorts of great programming.


3 responses to “An Outstanding Late Evening Program on WERU, Blue Hill, Maine Has Cecil County Connections

  1. Thanks Mike for the kind words about our programming here on WERU! We have over 60 volunteer programmers who play such diverse music and we are delighted when we learn of listeners who “take us home” with them on the web! Thanks for listening and blogging about WERU!

  2. John:

    Thanks for posting comments on this and I’m glad you enjoyed the photos and material. You should put your material up on the web so others can find it. The Historical Society would probably hosts the pages for you.

    Thanks again.


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