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”.
What’s the WMPG Production Studio? It’s where our news, features and promos are created, it’s the back-up broadcast studio, and it’s where our volunteer trainees learn how to make radio.
The gear in that studio is so old, it’s like radio time travel to 1990! The skills learned by trainees young and old are immediately outdated and not transferrable to other settings. This is a particular problem for the high school and university students who learn radio-making on old antiquated equipment.
If you would like to help us reach our goal and see Community Radio in Maine flourish please consider making an online donation right now!
Thanks from your friends and neighbors at WMPG!