This Friday’s premier biopic of the First Lady of the American Songbook held in conjunction with the Portland Museum of Art and WMPG’s JAM (Jazz at the Movies): will be available online by going to Portland Museum of Art. Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. Ella: Just One of Those Things follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy.
What's New at WMPG?
WMPG Community Radio asks for your support twice each year, and we started doing that on Monday, June 15… But in a “first-ever” for our Community Radio station, we’re doing it all online! You can click here to donate.
WMPG listeners know how it goes: twice a year, we ask you for support for this hyper-local, independent, free speech radio station. The one that belongs to all of us! And you always respond with kindness and generosity, and tell us how this volunteer and student operated radio makes your days better, and is unique on the dial.
HUGE BEGATHON NEWS!
When you make a donation to WMPG, the most important thank-you gift is more of the radio you love. But we do love to send you home with something to remember us by. Here’s an excellent and unique thank-you offer:
STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER Leyla Hashi ’20 When Leyla Hashi receives her diploma, like so many classmates she will become the first in her family to complete a college education. It is a special kind of story told over and over again, but Leyla’s journey to University of Southern Maine (USM) and her degree is particularly poignant.
Salt’s Spring ‘20 Final Show, “All Things Reconsidered,” was broadcast on WMPG 90.9 fm radio in Southern Maine. Featuring the Spring 2020 cohort’s collection of Final Project work the show aired Thursday, May 7th. Listen Here