Harpswell Community Radio

On Sat., May 27, 2017 from 8:00 am to 11:00, Harpswell Radio Project/WHPW is hosting its

First Annual COFFEE &...

Have a cup of coffee on us! This event will be at the entrance to the E-Shed and Harpswell Community Television Station (located on Community Drive (on your way into the transfer station and recycling center). You can have a free cup of brewed Radio Roast coffee and at this event we will be selling Radio Roast beans, ground coffee, and lots of delicious baked goodies to enjoy with your coffee. We will also have a live broadcast of the event. Stop on you way to the transfer station and support your local radio. Meet the folks behind the radio - the volunteers, DJs, and listen & watch our first live broadcast!

​Want to pre-order your Radio Roast Coffee Beans? Email us or call 833-6618.

There was a great piece in the New York Times about LP-FM stations - FM Stations That Don’t Reach Far, but Reach Deep by Brett Sokol. To read the article click here.

Vernal Pooles


Join us on our Board of Directors! We are looking for two additional Members of our Board of Directors & two Alternates. 

Live Broadcast  5/27, 8:00am-1:00pm. It's our first live broadcast - so, come watch & listen!

​​Local programming is here!
at 97.3 FM

The E-Shed

Located on Community Drive in Harpswell,   right next to Harpswell Community  Broadcasting, this will be our home for  now.  After some upgrades to meet code we will  house our broadcast equipment here until 

 we are able to locate and build a permanent  studio.

We are looking for volunteers who are willing 

to help us gussy up the E-Shed and make it 

code compliant.

Live Broadcast  5/27, 8:00am-1:00pm. It's our first live broadcast - so, come watch & listen! at COFFEE &

Donate a boat!

A generous Harpswell resident donated an old boat to Harpswell Radio Project. Two Board members gussied it up and made sure it was running like a top. It was sold to another Harpswell resident who now has a "brand-new boat" to tool around the coastline in Harpswell. We don't know if he got to all 216 miles in 2016.

   Join in on the Discussion

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         ​Harpswell Radio Project, Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation

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We're in the News!

 December 14th in The Forecaster

​Read it here!

Times Record article in Feb. 7 issue & more

Read it here!

Check out the articles about the radio

station from  the Harpswell Anchor.  

Read it here!

WHPW will provide Harpswell with...

Check out Ear View, with WHPW's Richard Kaizimer, on WHPW's live broadcast starting May 22nd on ourFacebook page at 8:00am on weekdays. Soon to be live on WHPW 97.3.

Betsy Saunders

Have you ever thought you might like to have your own radio show?

As a community radio station, WHPW will provide access to the airwaves to all people willing to learn the craft and follow the guidelines. If you have an idea for a radio program, now is the time to let us know. Stop by this session or send us an email at         


or fill out our program proposal form and mail it to us at ​PO Box 483, Harpswell, ME 04079 or bring it to one of our training sessions.

Our "Introduction to Radio" training sessions have been well-attended with interested folks from all around the area. The meetings may divided into two groups: hands-on training session learning how to speak into a micro-phone; recording your voice in a station identification announcement to air on WHPW, what kind of equipment you need, etc.; a separate group will be able to ask questions and learn about being on the radio.  

Throughout the coming months we will have more training sessions to teach people who are interested in the basics about being on the air. As we continue to have sessions, more will be devoted to producing a show.

Schedule for Training Sessions

Next session TBA


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


Harpswell musician & new Harpswell resident Lisa Redfern interviewed John Halpin about the radio station on her video blog Gingersnap.

Public access to the airwaves
Municipal information
Emergency broadcast
Local event coverage
History, education, music
Collaboration with 
​schools & community

 97.3 FM 

A new sound for WHPW: we now have some of the programmers local volunteers have produced - from electronic music to jazz to rock to blues to the Humble Farmer with some poetry mixed in. We also have a new mix of automated music (more music being added all the time)  which plays at the times when a volunteer-produced program isn't on the air. Our thanks to  all the volunteers who have produced some amazing shows. For information on some of our shows check out our Programs page. Soon we will have a program guide up on the website so you will know the times of your favorite programs. give us some feedback by email or call us at 833-6618 or 833-5833.