While tiddying up the blog at this late hour on the first day of Autumn, I surfed over to WERU, an outstanding noncommercial radio station in Blue Hill, Maine. We discovered WERU several years ago while vacationing in Maine, so after that we always listened to it when staying in the coastal area. But a few years ago the broadcaster started streaming on the Net so its excellent programming is available here in Cecil County.
Mark Elwin works Monday’s late shift, doing his program “Moma Popcorn.” As the midnight hour approaches and I catch up with things, some great soul and funk music is streaming over my speakers, making the blogging chores much more pleasant. While he expertly handled the musical selection and talked about the artists I heard him play a shaft piece, “Way Back Home” by Bernard Purdie, along with several other Purdie pieces.
Though I’ve found the non-commerical programs on WERU to be excellent, I’d never called to let them know. Well I just had to dial Mark up to say he had a listener from Elkton, MD., ”Pretty Purdie’s” hometown While on the phone I mentioned, too, him how much we appreciated his show, as well as the programs provided by the other fine DJs streaming music to the world at WERU, a great community radio station.
Just this past weekend we talked to Bernard while he was at Elkton’s fall fest. 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 will be out soon. Its always so wonderful to meet the great R & B luminary.
Thanks Mark and thanks WERU. Someone Noticed.