Posts Categorized: News

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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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!

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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!

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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.

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“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!

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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”.

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WMPG's Production Room Audio Console