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The 17th Annual WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular!

Monday, December 9  at One Longfellow Square~~  Doors 6p; Music 7p

Bluegrass! It was not so long ago in Portland that live Bluegrass shows were not easy to find. Volunteers at WMPG started the WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular, an annual event to showcase the bluegrass scene, small but mighty, in and around Portland.

Give to WMPG Youth on Giving Tuesday

It’s Giving Tuesday, and we have an idea and an ask. We are dedicating Giving Tuesday to our Youth Programming! Can you help us?

One of the programming specialties that WMPG is particularly proud of is our Youth Programming. Saturday 8am there’s ChickensRPeople2. Then at 9am, it’s Middle School Mic Drop. And on Tuesdays, the high school students produce Blunt Youth Radio Project. These dedicated young people receive training in all the creative, technical and ethical journalism aspects of making public affairs radio!

WMPG Fat Tuesday Cajun Cookin' Challenge Results!

WMPG Fat Tuesday Celebration

WMPG Community Radio has presented the WMPG Fat Tuesday Celebration, featuring the Cajun Cookin’ Challenge for 24 years! 

It has changed over the decades, from a crowded chaotically joyful event squeezed into the studios at WMPG’s 92 Bedford Street home, to the larger, still-crowded and still-joyful spread at the Woodbury Campus Center with over 500 attendees.

WMPG's Kate Manahan wins Maine Association of Broadcasting 2019 Award!

Kate Manahan, host of WMPG’s New Mainers Speak won second place in the Public Affairs category at the 2019 Maine Association of Broadcasters awards ceremony which took place in Augusta. This is a statewide event with all the television and radio stations submitting their best work. WMPG is proud that Kate’s show was honored. New Mainers Speak highlights individuals from around the world. Kate interviews them about their personal experiences in their home countries, as well as here in Maine. Click here to listen to a special 30 minute sampler highlighting three segments from shows over the past year. This recording was submitted to the Maine Association of Broadcasters and won 2nd place in the Public Affairs category on Saturday, Sept 14, 2019.


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