Posts Categorized: News
Friends of WMPG know the drill… it’s Begathon and the DJs ask you to make your donation to support the station that runs on volunteer power and community support. Twice a year, we ask you to donate to keep WMPG in the black and on the air. The rest of the year, you’re welcome to simply listen and enjoy uber-local, live, fresh radio.
WMPG invites YOU to bring your creative and clever designs to the 24th annual Fashion Show Benefit. We want YOUR designs to come alive on our runway!
From wild to normal, street to formal, all styles of clothing, jewelry, accessories and artistic wear for all ages and genres!
WMPG’s media partners at USM, The Free Press are presenting a Journalism Workshop on Saturday, March 24th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the USM Portland Campus. Sessions will be held by USM faculty and local journalists from publications such as the Portland Press Herald and the Bangor Daily News. This is an opportunity for students, faculty and community members to learn more about the vast world of journalism. USM students get in free, $3 for high school students and $5 for the general public. Admission includes access to all sessions and the panel at the end of the day, as well as provided food and drink. Coffee, drinks and snacks, as well as a lunch will be included. The event consists of 8 different sessions.
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To celebrate Women’s History, from Thursday March 8-March 14, all DJs and Talk shows will feature women’s music and topics. Beginning on International Women’s day, we will present our signature eclectic music and talk by honoring women from all genres of music and women working in the commnuntity to make changes.
Everyday in the month of February WMPG is airing a short audio feature about an influential Black man or woman in history. We’ll hear about people from Maine to Malawi. We celebrate scientists, radicals, teachers, preachers, musicians, athletes, and those who fought to followed their dreams.
On Sunday February 11th, the Bates Gospelaires performed live during the Maine Gospel Train’s show. DJ Sister Milka asked the choir to perform as part of celebrating Black History month.
WMPG celebrated Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. day with two special programs by WMPG volunteers Michael Cutting and DJ Zachariah. Michael played freedom music, speeches, and more.
Listen to Michael’s show
DJ Zachariah from Palm Wine Radio played musicians who have spoken out against injustice, inequality, prejudice, while advocating for civil rights in Africa.
Listen to DJ Zachariah’s show
We are sad to report that longtime WMPG DJ Steve Hirshon passed away peacefully this past Friday night. During his 30 plus years at WMPG Steve wore many hats including DJ, public affairs producer, development director, sports director and serving on the WMPG Board of Directors. Until recently Steve could be heard every Thursday morning hosting his show “Hukkin’ a Chainek” – a Yiddish phrase that means making a big noise – which featured an eclectic mix of musical genres, along with interviews with community activists, authors, journalists and politicians. Steve exemplified everything that is good about WMPG and will be greatly missed.
USM’s Media Studies Audio and Radio Production class presents The Escape Pod. These are interviews and conversations with USM professors and staff, community members, students and more. As part of learning all about radio our students produced, hosted and engineered these fifteen minutes interviews. Give a listen!
Jim Ward presented his 15th annual Christmas music special that ran for 17.5 hours!!!!! You can listen again if you go to our programming page and click on any of the shows between Sunday 14th 5pm through Monday 25th 8:30am.