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Martin Luther King Special – Jan 16th 8:30am and 4pm

WMPG presents special programming on Martin Luther King Day! Listen here to WMPG on Monday January 16th from 8:30-10:30am and a rebroadcast 4-6pm. The program will feature 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. There will be plenty of civil rights songs, foot-tapping gospel tunes and soul classics. This special is presented by WMPG volunteer Michael Cutting.   

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Homelessness Marathon Broadcast – Thursday January 19th, 7-11pm

WMPG is the host radio station this year for the national Homelessness Marathon broadcast. This live event will take place on Thursday January 19th from 7-11pm. The show originates from WMPG’s Portland studio and is carried across the country to be aired on other Community and Public radio stations.

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Maine Association of Broadcasters – audio from our winners

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.

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13th Annual WMPG Christmas Eve Radio Marathon

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:

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Norumbega News features USM President Glen Cummings

USM President Glen Cummings joined host Duke Harrington on WMPG’s Norumbega News on Thursday December 8th. President Cummings makes some bold statements like “USM is the most important university in the world because it is only through schools like USM—schools whose mission is access, who educate first generation students, asylum-seekers, recent immigrants, and adults returning to school.

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FAT Tuesday! Yes we are beginning to plan for the Cajun Cookin’ Challenge!

WMPG will again be hosting our renowned Fat Tuesday party. This will be the 22nd year that we celebrate Mardi Gras with our volunteers, listeners, USM and the greater Portland Community. It all happens on February 28, 2017 from noon to 3pm at the USM Woodbury Campus Center in Portland.

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WMPG’ers included in the Moby Dick marathon reading

Portland’s first ever Moby Dick Marathon Reading is happening at the Portland Museum of Art Nov 17-20th, and will include readers from WMPG! WMPG’ers include: Steve Hirshon, Paul Drinan, Dave Champlin, Connie Zhu, Jessica Lockhart, Sam Bullock, Buzz Poole, Jonathan Woodward, Fred Frawley, Logan Puck, and Jim Ward.

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WMPG Record/CD Sale sets new record!

Wow – Thanks to everyone who made the 21st Annual Record Sale a huge success! The weather was perfect, the set-up and clean-up was the fastest ever. After deducting expenses, donations to WMPG from this event are $11,394. This is the most ever from the annual record sale. Thanks to everyone who donated records and CDs or helped work the event. It couldn’t have happened without all your help. The Friday night load-in was amazing! We had more than 30 people here and had the truck loaded in under an hour. Smoothest load-in ever! The clean-up was done in two hours! The sale was very well attended with 529 people paying to get in. 

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Exercise Your Demons! With WMPG and Dispatch Magazine! Halloween 5K at Back Bay Sunday Oct 30

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported WMPG at the Dispatch Halloween 5K and especially Dispatch Magazine for making this whole thing happen. Great costumes, weather and participation. Congratulations to Ryan McCalmon who took first place with a time of 16:20! Wow, WMPG’s Station Manager and Program Director clocked in at 52:50 and 54:16…we had a lot of fun though. Check out the video of the start of the race and we hope to partner up again next year with Dispatch Magazine to make this annual event even bigger!

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WMPG Programming Survey. We need your input!

Please take our short survey, we have a few programming questions! Your input is very valuable. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wmpgprogramsurvey

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