WMPG: RADIO ASTRONOMY” First Birthday Party! We’re celebrating the first birthday of WMPG’s “Radio Astronomy,” a weekly radio program devoted to the sky and Universe and YOU are invited! Wednesday, August 3 from 7 to 9 pm at the Southworth Planetarium on the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine!
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A huge thanks to everyone who donated or attended this past Friday and Saturday to WMPG’s “Production Room Studio Re-Do” pledge drive and CD/Record & BBQ. With all the donations now added up we raised over $6200. Thanks especially to all the WMPG volunteers who made it all possible. The DJ’s themselves have already donated more than $10,000 to this project and with grant money received from the Maine Association of Broadcasters and now money raised this past week we are over the $28,000 mark and making our way to the $64,000 needed to complete our “Production Room Studio Re-Do”.
Night Owls! Insomniacs! The Night Time is the Right Time… To Make RADIO! WMPG Community Radio is the volunteer-run, local radio station on the Portland campus of USM. We’re live and local 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. WMPG is seeking new volunteers who would like to train as DJs for the overnight shifts. You may substitute occasionally, or try out for your own regular show!
On April 28th The Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians presented WMPG’s Dr. Anne Hallward with the Dr. Ulrich B. Jacobsohn Lifetime Achievement Award for “extraordinary and tireless efforts” on behalf of those with psychiatric disorders. This was in recognition for her WMPG program Safe Space Radio. If this wasn’t enough on May 17 the American Psychiatric Association awarded her the American Women in Psychiatry’s Jeanne Spurlock Social Justice Award for Safe Space Radio’s work to give voice to marginalized and stigmatized populations. This was given to her in Atlanta at the national meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.