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WMPG welcomes 2 new part-time staff

We are excited to announce 2 new staff.  Carly takes over as WMPG’s Blunt Youth Co-Ordinator and David Rogers Berry takes over as Technical Director Carly Peruccio (pictured) is our new Blunt Youth Radio Program Coordinator. Carly is an audio reporter and producer. She graduated from, then taught at, Salt. You can also find Carly at Portland Public Library (Teen Library). I’m also happy to have a fellow soccer fan at WMPG! Listen out for... Read more »

WMPG documentary screening at USM

WMPG presents a free screening of ‘An Extraordinary Place‘,  a documentary film by Tom Bell. Tuesday, Dec 5th at 1pm at Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney, Portland Campus, USM ‘An Extraordinary Place’ delves into the heart of an incredible community, uncovering the unique stories, people, and experiences that define WMPG. The film, crafted by the visionary filmmaker Tom Bell, a key figure at WMPG known for his keen eye and storytelling passion, promises to captivate... Read more »

Maine Author Ford Reiche Guests on the Night Train

On Friday, December 1, at 5:30 pm, you can jump on board The Night Train with Southern Maine’s dynamic duo for a very special Friday evening stroll through The History of Rock & Roll. Rockin’ Rick Scala and your Rock & Roll Rebel, Bill Audette, will have two very special guests on board The Night Train .  Bill, Rick and special guest Art from Windham (long-time friend of The Night Train Show) will be interviewing prominent Maine author Ford... Read more »

New Studio for WMPG Opening in Gorham

We are excited to announce the opening of a new voiceover studio on the Gorham campus here at USM. A collaboration with WMPG, audio producer, Fred Greenhalgh , the USM Theater department, Music department and other arts departments will bring this new project to life shortly. The opening of this studio is made possible thanks to a generous donation from the family of well-known actor and audio producer, Bill Dufris. The new Dufris Studio/Studio 51 will allow students to... Read more »

WMPG Sock Drive for Maine Needs

From now until Monday, Nov 20th, WMPG will be hosting a sock drive for the Maine Needs Organization . From Maine Needs – “MAINE NEEDS is a community donation center that relies on the generosity of the community to help meet the basic needs of all in Maine.” Maine Needs is asking for socks of all sizes and we ask that these socks are new. To donate socks to the drive, come visit us at the WMPG station, 92... Read more »

WMPG's Jazz at the Movies presents screening of The Jazz Loft

WMPG’s Jazz at The Movies is pleased to present the film, The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith on Saturday, Nov 18 at 7:00PM, at the Portland Conservatory of Music. No registration needed, please join us for the free screening, just show up and there will be a seat for you! The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith ( 2015, documentary, 1 hr 27 minutes) is a revealing, behind the scenes documentary about a... Read more »

WMPG and Foulmouthed Brewing Collab

Foulmouthed Brewing , a much loved local craft brewery, and WMPG, your innovative community radio station, are excited to announce a unique partnership that will culminate in the launch of Face for Radio lager. This collaboration celebrates WMPG’s 50th anniversary, the spirit of community, craft and creativity.    Craig Dilger, owner and brewer says “We brewed this lager to be clear like a transmission from your local radio station. It has a delicious pilsner style malt base and... Read more »

Dia de los Muertos

After much discussion with the planning committee, the organisers have decided to go ahead with this event to offer a community space for remembrance. WMPG, in collaboration with the vibrant Latine community and the Department of Intercultural Student Affairs at the University of Southern Maine , is proud to announce a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on Saturday, November 4th, 2023 at Urban Farm Fermentory . This rich cultural event promises an evening of tradition, remembrance, and unity,... Read more »

Fall Fundraiser - Oct 18-24

CALL 207 874-3000 TO MAKE YOUR DONATION As of 10/24 we have about $5,000 to go WMPG is officially 50 years old! Back in 1973, university officials recognized the importance of college radio and helped make WMPG a legal station. Your donations have helped keep us on the air. We invite you to join us in commemorating the rich history, remarkable people, and incredible music that have graced our airwaves, and we urge you to... Read more »

WMPG 50th birthday bash - Oct, 14th at McGoldrick Student Center, Portland Campus

The 50th birthday is this Saturday (14th).   Join our short parade from WMPG to the new McGoldrick Student Success Center. The Ideal Maine Social Aid and Sanctuary Band will head the parade at 5.30pm with their New Orleans style parade band. REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE Want to be in the parade?  Meet us at WMPG at 5:30pm, 92 Bedford Street. The more the merrier! Starting at 6pm at the McGoldrick Student Success Center there will be food and beverages... Read more »

Husky Chat Podcast launch

As students start to appear back on campus and new students arrive at the University of Southern Maine, we wanted to create a podcast to help new (and existing) students adapt and connect with their new community. Husky Chat Podcast, in collaboration with Student Engagement and Leadership launches August 21s, 2023.  Host, Chris O’Brian chats with different staff/faculty to offer advice and information. 2 episodes are live with more coming soon! Episode 1 with USM Orientation Episode 2... Read more »

Hispanic Heritage Month

Latine (or Latinx) Heritage Month takes place on September 15 to October 15 WMPG will be paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our community throughout our programming. Audio features throughout our programming Regular programming Saturdays 10.00am – Rosita’s Latinos Sunday – 11.30am  Pablo Cebollon – A La Vista/Sergio Cahueque – Our Latin Thing Other programming   Wednesday, Sept 20th at 7.30am, USM-er, Michelle Vazquez Jacobus and graduate... Read more »

Jazz at the Movies presents Buena Vista Social Club

WMPG’s Jazz At The Movies and The Portland Conservatory of Music, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, invite you to join us for a free screening of “Buena Vista Social Club” on Saturday, Oct. 7th, at 7:00 PM, A documentary film by Director Wim Wenders, “Buena Vista Social Club” takes us along on a joyful musical journey with American guitarist Ry Cooder and a few aging and almost forgotten Cuban musicians down the weathered... Read more »

Celebrate with WMPG in 2023!

  Party plans for 2023 Nov 4th – Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event, culminating at Urban Farm Fermentory (more details to follow)  Alongside the parties, we have also curated a year-long celebration featuring a range of special events and programs that highlight the station’s remarkable journey and pay homage to the community it serves. The anniversary festivities include: Retrospective Programs: WMPG will broadcast a series of curated shows and unforgettable moments... Read more »

WMPG wins Best Website at MAB'S

The Maine Association of Broadcasting Award s, otherwise knowm as ‘the MAB’s’, awarded WMPG ‘Best Website’ in their digital category. We are thrilled to win this award for the hard work we put into maintaining and updating wmpg.org Our website was initially designed by Page 1 Solutions and is managed/updated by Development Director, Annella Linton. Big thanks to Remy Lindemann and Serge Vladimiroff for all their help in the web development side and to USM student, Paul Keffler who helped... Read more »

The Replacements Tommy Stinson interviewed on WMPG

Tommy Stinson is a tried and true, bonafide, living rock and roll legend. He joined the irreverent and iconic Minneapolis band, The Replacements in 1979 He grew up touring America in a van and playing every bar and club from here to Timbuktu before he was even 21 years old. He started his own band, BASH & POP in 1992 and joined Guns N’ Roses in 1998. He’s released a slew of heart-worn, bittersweet, greasy... Read more »

Memphis Lighting interview with Bill and Rick

On The Night Train Show next Wednesday, August 16, from 2:30 to 3 pm, Rick and Bill will be conducting a live interview with the two founding members of the local Blues-Rock band, Memphis Lightning. In the WMPG on-air studio will be singer and guitarist Darren “Lightnin” Thiboutot and his father, “Big Red,” who is also the band’s bass player and background singer. These two very talented musicians, along with their 4-member band, have been... Read more »

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