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 the work of her WMPG program Safe Space Radio and then on May 17, she was given 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.
What's New at WMPG?
We are happy to report that Jessica Lockhart has been named WMPG Program Director. Her official start date began on May 16th. For those of you not familiar with Jessica, she has a long history with WMPG and USM. She currently is a USM Media Studies Instructor for Audio Production. For WMPG she has taught classes in Hindenburg and Audacity, assisted us with managing our Begathons and previously served as WMPG Program Director. She also helps with training the incoming Blunt Youth Radio participants each year.
Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of the award winning independent daily news program “Democracy Now!” will speak in Portland on Saturday May 14, at Portland High School’s Ford Auditorium. Doors open at 1pm, and her talk begins promtply at 2. There will be a book signing at Portland High following the event.
We are sad to report that long-time WMPG Blues DJ Myron Samuels passed away suddenly and unexpectedly this past Friday. Myron has been with WMPG for more than 25 years and he anchored the Wednesday night Evenin’ Sun Blues program.