WMPG was the host radio station this year for the national Homelessness Marathon broadcast. This live event took place on Thursday January 19th from 7-11pm. The show originated from WMPG’s Portland studio and was carried across the country and aired on other Community and Public radio stations. The program can was heard live on WMPG if you missed it you can listen to it here where we carried a live video stream linked here.
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WMPG presented special programming on Martin Luther King Day. The program featured a range of spoken segments by Dr. King including his 1964 Nobel Prize Award ceremony, from mass meetings around the Southern States where he insisted that passive resistance would be most effective, as well as from the pulpit inspiring congregations to activism. The program included plenty of civil rights songs, foot-tapping gospel tunes and soul classics. This special was presented by WMPG volunteer Michael Cutting.
This past summer WMPG, once again, made the final cut in a few categories in the Maine Association of Broadcasters annual contest of who is producing high quality radio and television programs. Please give a listen to to our winning productions.
Get ready to listen as WMPG DJ Jim Ward presents his special holiday program for all on Christmas Eve. Beginning on Saturday Dec 24th at 5pm you will hear songs, comedies, radio dramas and more – that invoke the Christmas spirit. Get ready to be surprised by Jim’s eclectic program. It’s a marathon because the show continues all night and ends on Christmas morning at 8:30am. Jim will be up all night monitoring Santa and the reindeer. Here’s a list of what Jim will play: