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World College Radio Day 2020

World College Radio Day 2020

9:00 am – 10:00 am: 10 Years of College Radio Coming Together

Long Live College Radio, A Radio Documentary

10:00 am – 10:45 am: Hear the Queer w/ Kacey Casad

Hear the Queer is a compilation of queer artists, anthems, and soundtracks with an occasional update on queer politics and media. Come appreciate music from the LGBTQ+ community and hear a wide array of queer from Lesbian Blues of the 1920s to Girl in Red!

11:00 am – 11:45 am: Latin Bops in the Holocene w/ Manny

A lunchtime jam where I typically play a variety of alternative and indie rock. For World College Radio Day and National Hispanic American Heritage Month, I’ll be airing some of my favorite Latin music that reminds me of my friends and family at home back in Houston, Texas.

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: Ultra Dreamy Moon Toons w/ Helen Bennett

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Juke w/ Donovan Lynch

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: World College Radio Day 2020

A 1-hour radio special dedicated to World College Radio Day.

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm 80 Degrees w/ Taigh Donovan

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm The Clare, Bob & Pohomes Power Hour

A wide range of music covering many genres to keep things interesting for listeners. I will also invite guests to discuss a wide range of topics.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm The General Store Variety Show

Every week you can visit Angel’s Notch, a quiet little valley on the border of the US and Canada. – – Hi, I’m Annie. My husband Andy and I own The General Store there. When you stop in, I’ll serve you some coffee, something fresh from the oven, and I’ll play you a tune. That’s because I run a little radio station out of the store, which I call “Welcome Radio”. Hear music from the 20’s to the 2000’s with skits, interviews and storytelling.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Colby Live: Wooden Jelly Spoon And Peanut

Wooden Jelly Spoon & Peanut got its start in the Fall of 2019 as a student group at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where it has quickly topped every chart among the college bands. Bringing to the stage an array of songs, singers, and instruments, WJS&P p(l)ays homage to the traditions of Americana, bluegrass, rock, and Celtic music. This evening’s line-up consists of Luke Kelly (WMHB’s own DJ Trainer), Connor LaBelle, Mikayla Hodnett, Houston Newsome, Karl Lackner and Saam Rasool.”

Luke Kelly, Connor LaBelle, Karl Lackner and Saam Rasool – – Not shown above: Mikayla Hodnett, Houston Newsome

New Station Updates

Station Update: WMHB COVID Guidelines

Station Update: WMHB COVID Guidelines

  • No food in any of the WMHB spaces, including the lounge outside of the office.
  • Hard occupancy limits for each room:
    • Recording booth: 3
    • CD Room: 5
    • Lounge outside the office: 5
    • MHB Meeting Room: 5
  • Masks are required for shows with two or more people.
  • Allow 10-15 minutes at the end of your time slot for cleaning.
  • Remember to initial the cleaning checklist after cleaning. (This will be in the white binder next to the underwriting statements.)
  • Leave all doors open and leave fans running at all times to allow for airflow in the space.

Failure to follow these guidelines could result in the school closing the space for the semester or the year. Respect each other and the space.


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
New Station Updates

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 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.

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

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:

Events New

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

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.