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Mé Lon Togo Needs Your Help

Mé Lon Togo needs your help. Due to the nationwide pandemic, Mé Lon Togo, which serves authentic and homecooked West African cuisine, announced they will be closing their Waterville location. Many members of the community, including students and faculty, have begun to reach out and raise money for the restaurant’s relocation. Owner Jordan Bennison announced the closing of the Waterville restaurant on June 2nd, and several days later, a fundraiser was created to raise money. To donate to the fundraiser, visit the link below:

“FELLOW MAINERS: Jordan Benissan is the proud owner and chef of Mé Lon Togo (translated to I love Togo)—two West African inspired restaurants in Searsport and Waterville, Maine. Unfortunately due to the current challenging economic and social landscape, he was recently forced to close his Waterville location. We’re hoping to help Jordan keep his business going by giving him the chance to re-open his Waterville restaurant and share his Togolese cuisine and his experience once again with the local community. Jordan himself is a long-time community member of Maine, and while food may be his passion, he is also an accomplished musician having taught African drumming professionally for decades at colleges across Maine, including Colby and Bowdoin, as well as across the United States. -from Jake, Eating Through the Seacoast (Instagram: eatingthroughtheseacoast)”

Video Courtesy of Colby students Alex Ozols and Marin Coletta
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WMHB & Colby’s Response to COVID-19

WMHB & Colby’s Response to COVID-19

Dear WMHB DJs and Community,

Unfortunately due to the closing of Colby’s campus in response to COVID-19, we will have to cancel all programming at WMHB until further notice. I understand this is a difficult time for Colby’s community and we are all still trying to figure out what’s next. Students are being asked to leave by Sunday March 15th and visitors will not be allowed on campus for the remainder of the semester. For more information, please visit http://www.colby.edu/covid-19/. I wish everyone the best of luck in these difficult times, and I hope you understand our decision to temporarily close the station. If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out. We will do our best to reply and assist in any way we can. Thank you for being apart of WMHB this semester.

Best,
Manny, Adjoa, Luke + WMHB Staff

If you have any questions or would like to apply to have your show added to our automation, please email manager@wmhb.org.

FCC Public Notice DA 20-266
Released: March 13, 2020

College and University Radio Stations
A number of colleges and universities have announced closures related to COVID-19. Noncommercial educational stations that are not able to broadcast during these school closures will not be required to adhere to the minimum operating schedule in section 73.561 of the Commission’s rules. The Audio Division will classify these school closures as a recess period consistent with section 73.561(a). If stations do not resume broadcasts within thirty days due to COVID-19 related closures, they will not be required to notify the Commission pursuant to section 73.561(d) or to seek special temporary authority.

For more information: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-266A1.pdf

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College Radio Day Lineup

Mayflower Hill Blues w/Cap’N Barney 6:00am-8:00am

Cap’n Barney spins the latest blues releases on his show, Mayflower Hill Blues. Artists from around the world play and sing the best in blues from the USA, Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. With an emphasis on blues-rock, the show also features acoustic blues, Chicago blues, Memphis blues and everything in between. Over the years, Mayflower Hill Blues has featured over seven hundred artists/bands and literally thousands of new songs by veterans like Buddy Guy along with up-and-coming artists like Samantha Fish and Albert Castiglia. The best in new blues.

Una Hora De Música Latinoamericana w/Manny 8:00am-9:00am

In honor of World College Radio Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’ll be hosting an hour long show full of Latin American Music. Popular and rising Latino artists throughout the world use music as a median to give Latinos a sense of pride in their identity and their heritage.

The Arts Spotlight Radio Show w/ Waterville Creates  9:00am-10:00am

We’ve partnered with WMHB 89.7 FM to take our super popular weekly Arts Spotlight newsletter and turn it into a two-hour radio show on WMHB every Friday morning! Our awesome two-hour talk radio show will feature news on upcoming art and community events in the greater Waterville area, host engaging interviews with community leaders, provide some background on many of the awesome happenings here in Waterville, and more!

On Friday we’ll be interviewing some special guests from our area art organizations and we’ll also be giving away free tickets to upcoming movies at Railroad Square Cinema, theatrical shows at the Waterville Opera House, and special art events at Common Street Arts during our two-hour show.

World College Radio Day 1-Hr Special  9:00am-10:00am

A 1-Hour special brought to you by World College Radio Day. 485 college radio stations are uniting for World College Radio Day this Friday, October 4, across the United States and around the world in 28 countries. The event is a celebration of college radio, and this year has support from Grammy-winning The Black Keys, who are the official ambassadors of the event, as well as interviews with bands such as Rise Against, Spin Doctors, Manchester Orchestra and Lacuna Coil.

Seventh w/ Jamya Brown  12:00pm-1:00pm

A podcast on any and everything real. “Discourses on self reflection, honest truths about individuality and relationships, and the messy truth of our actions and the actions of our school/social environment.”

Ultra Dreamy Moon Tunes w/ Helen Bennett 1:00pm-2:00pm

An hour-long radio show featuring a mix of indie rock/alternative, bedroom pop, and lo-fi numbers.

CPR: Colby Public Radio w/Sonia Lachter   2:00pm-3:00pm

“A weekly news show coinciding with our weekly student-run newspaper [The Colby Echo], covering news, arts and entertainment, sports, local news, opinions, and features.” More information at http://colbyechonews.com

Stroke the Goddess w/Annie Gray 3:00pm-6:00pm

A weekly mix of music featuring new releases by female artists.

The General Store w/Andy and Annie 6:00pm-7:00pm

Modern sounds and new releases in Jazz and World and Techno.

Jazzbeat w/Annie Gray   7:00pm-8:00pm

Eclectic Jazzbeats with Annie Gray.

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October 4th Is College Radio Day!

October 4th Is College Radio Day!

This year we’re going to try something new at WMHB. On October 4th, we are participating in College Radio Day! The aim of College Radio Day is to raise the profile of college radio stations across the world and encourage increased student participation in the medium of college radio. The day is also designed to encourage people who would not normally tune into their local college radio station to do so, and hopefully stay listening because they like what they hear! Above all, the day is a celebration of college radio that reminds people, on and off campus, that college radio is still alive and kicking on many campuses across the country. This Friday, I encourage you all to check out our programming available at https://www.wmhbradio.org/shows/#/schedule or tune into 89.7FM any day of the week!

If you’re interested in hosting a radio show or reserving a slot on the air for a podcast, contact Luke Kelly, our Training Director at lbkell21@colby.edu

If you’re interested in helping out our reconstruction of the music library by adding some sick new new beats, shoot me an email at edsala21@colby.edu

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Colby Live Guest Session: Melissa Weikart & Brittany Karlson

Thursday, September 26th 8:00PM

Melissa WeikartMelissa Weikart is a vocalist, pianist, and composer based in Boston, MA. Her songs are playful and pensive, inviting listeners to follow twisting melodies and restless dissonances. In December 2017, she released her solo EP “Coffee” on HEC tapes, followed by the release of her live album “Testing All My Memories” in January 2019. She is currently is in the midst of recording a full length studio album. 

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Brittany Karlson Bassist/vocalist Brittany Karlson is an adventurous musician with roots in jazz, American old time music, and improvised music. She has performed across the USA, Canada, and Europe in a variety of ensemble settings. Karlson performs original songs under the moniker Karl, having released debut album “Feast Day” on Lungbasket recordings in 2015 and will release upcoming album “And the Green Grass Grows all Around” in 2019. She also has a solo project involving puppeteering behind the bass. 

Bandcamp (Songs) –Youtube (puppet show)