Posts Categorized: News

WMPG Programming Survey. We need your input!

Please take our short survey, we have a few programming questions! Your input is very valuable.


WMPG 14th Annual Bluegrass Spectacular! Monday October 17

WMPG’s 14th Annual Bluegrass Spectacular! Monday, October 17  6:30 PM   One Longfellow Square Tickets HERE for WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular There will be fiddles; there will be banjos. And much more!


WMPG Record/CD Sale happens on November 5th!

We are getting excited! Many of you have donated mucho Vinyl and CDs to the upcoming sale so it should really be exciting! The sale date for 2016 is November 5th! Location is USM Portland Sullivan Gym. 10am – 3pm.


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

Exercise your demons during this flat and fast course around Portland’s Back Cove. Sunday Oct 30 This event raises funds for WMPG-FM, Portland’s community radio station! Costumes are welcome! Fun is guaranteed! Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 11 a.m.    Online Registration is Open! Cost: $15 all ages   Register Here


Blunt Youth Radio Project Open House Nov 14

Young people make amazing radio! Blunt Youth Radio Project will hold an Open House on Monday, November 14, from 7 to 8:30 pm at 92 Bedford Street on the Portland campus of USM. The Blunt Youth Radio Project was recently featured on WGME TV. Check it out!


Fall Begathon Fun and Successful… and we reached our goal!

WMPG Community Radio just completed the one-week fundraising celebration affectionately known as “Begathon” ! Currently at $48,300, we’re on our way to our goal of $50K for WMPG’s operating budget.


“Radio Astronomy” Celebrates One Year on the Air!

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!


WMPG’s Two Day “Production Studio Re-Do” raises over $6,200!

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”.

WMPG's Production Room Audio Console
WMPG's Production Room Audio Console

WMPG Seeks Night Owls and Insomniacs to Make Radio!

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!


WMPG programmer Dr. Anne Hallward Earns National Recognition for her Safe Space program!

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.