About Boattalk

“Boattalk” is the monthly radio call-in show contemplating all things naval on WERU-FM non-commercial community radio at 89.9 Blue Hill on the fm dial in downeast Maine.  Boattalk is on at 4:00 PM Eastern Time on the second Tuesday of each Month and can be heard live from WERU’s internet audio stream at weru.org archived past shows can be also listened to there.  They can be found by clicking on the public affairs archives tab, then looking up boattalk.

And now there is a WERU app available through google play or the apple store.

The coast of Maine has been a center of boatbuilding and fine boating for hundreds of years and Alan Sprague is a retired boat carpenter besides being a volunteer programmer at WERU hosting Boattalk since 2003.  Jon Johansen, the other rusty anchor, joined in 2019.  Jon is the editor of Maine Coastal News and he travels the coast each month stopping at many boat shops to make the “Boatyard Report” at the beginning of each show, plus his encyclopedic knowledge of Maine maritime history

Starting in 2005 WERU began archiving Boattalk for podcasting and you can visit WERU’s audio archives website to either download or listen to the shows on the web.  CD copies of shows before April 2005 are available for $12 by request.

Every show is unique, so there’s no telling what course we may take and we are open to suggestions or comments.  Just drop us a line on our contact us section.   The categories section has a boatload of topics that have been floated over the years.