Production Pod Installed at Cundy's Harbor Library

Harpswell Community Radio – WHPW – has been working to provide access to the broadcast airwaves for the general public.  As part of this ongoing process WHPW has just completed installation of a “production pod” at the Cundy’s Harbor Library in Harpswell.  This is the first of several intended to be installed around the area at various locations.  The “pods” contain the equipment that will allow individuals to record, edit, and enhance work to then be aired on Harpswell Radio.  The installation was completed by WHPW volunteer Nicholas Keeney.

Karen Schneider, Cundy’s Harbor Library Director, welcomed the installation as another library service provided to the community.  Library staff will be trained in the operation of the equipment in order to assist library patrons who wish to utilize it. 

So how does this work?   Suppose you would like to produce an audio piece for radio.  This could be as simple as an announcement about your organization’s upcoming fundraiser or services provided to the community.  It could be that full blown DJ show that you’ve long envisioned yourself doing.  It could be a show about a subject that you are passionate about, say fruit orchards or 16th century literature, or even news and commentary.   People will be able to reserve time during library hours to come in and use the equipment work on their production at their own pace without the time pressures of “live” broadcasts. This can be done as a “one-off” or as a recurring, perhaps weekly show.  When the work is finished it will be aired on local radio station WHPW 97.3 fm.

Funding and equipment for this pod was provided by WHPW listeners and volunteers, The Town of Harpswell, and the University of Maine at Augusta.

For more information about the pod program please call WHPW at 833-6618 or the Cundy’s Harbor Library at 725-1461. 

  Cundy's Harbor Library Director, Karen Schneider, sits at the new Production
  Pod in the Library's meeting room.


Harpswell Radio Project Annual Meeting

Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
153 Harpswell Neck Road

Please joins for the Harpswell Radio Project Annual Meeting.
After a brief business meeting we invite everyone to join us
for a pot luck and a celebration of the progress of WHPW.
Questions? Call 833-6618 or Contact Us by email.

Wanted: Continuity Ranger 

Hey Radio Rangers!

97.3 WHPW has an opening in our esteemed programming department for a computer savvy person to assume the role of volunteer Continuity Ranger. Duties include managing Mac-based broadcast automation software for the accurate play of all Music, IDs, PSAs, Promos, Features, and special programs. A working knowledge of MegaSeg or Radiologik automation software a huge plus. 

Got the stuff? Interested? Get in touch. Contact us at 207-833-5833, or send an email to harpswellradio@gmail.com. Also, there lots of other volunteer opportunities, so give us a call.

 "Introduction to Radio" training sessions have been well attended with some folks attending for the first time and many have been at every session. The meetings are usually divided into two groups: hands-on-training, where participants learn how to speak into a microphone and recording station IDs; learning how to produce and edit a radio program; help with what equipment you need, etc.; a separate group will be able to ask questions about WHPW and learn about being on the radio or being part of the radio station in other ways.

Throughout the coming months we will have training session at various locations. Our schedule is:

Our next training session:

Date & Site TBA

Come join us and participate in local radio. Meanwhile, tune in to WHPW 97.3 FM and give us some feedback. 

Don't forget - if you are short on time to volunteer or produce a show, but have some extra cash that you don't know what to so with - a donation of any size is a great way to support local radio.

Support WHPW

Tune in!

97.3 FM

June 2017 - we have started local programming along with some live 

programming in the works and a new music loop. We are still working through some technical difficulties, so bear with us while we "fine tune".

Please let us know what you think of the programming and email us with

suggestions for music or shows you might like to hear or better yet -

get involved and produce a show for WHPW.

You can email us or call us  at 207-833-5833.

What's Going On

Join us at the FREE Harpswell Bandstand Concerts on Thursday nights this summer. We would love to meet interested radio folks while we record some of the concerts for rebroadcast later in the year. We can't make it to all the concerts, but chances are good we will be there. 
Come say "hi".

WHPW Primo Cubano

Primo Cubano's Bandstand concert.

Staff "hard at work". 


BENEFITING:  Alzheimer's Disease Research Foundation dba Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Cupcakes for all to enjoy and help support Ride For a Cure

The bicyclists leave on their 350-mile Ride For a Cure

WHPW attended an event Avita of Brunswick on Thursday, July 6, 2017 where a great Ride For a Cure began. Starting their trip at Avita of Brunswick, Jim Coughlin and Wendy Nowokunski, of Northridge Companies are pedaling their way along on a 350-mile journey of hope from Brunswick, Maine to Plymouth, Massachusetts and every Northbridge Community in between - supporting  Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, a critical 501(c)(3). Cure Alzheimer’s Fund’s priority is to fund research with the highest probability of find a cure For Alzheimer’s; preventing, slowing, or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.