What's New at WMPG?
WMPG’S Advisory Board is seeking WMPG listeners from the Southern Maine Community to act as a representation of WMPG’s audience. Listener Representatives are full board members and as such participate in formulating station policy and long range planning. These are two-year positions with meetings held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm usually on the USM Portland campus but until further notice via Zoom.
This week we had musicians, singers and drummers from West Guinea, Rwanda and Burundi in our studio to talk about their event – Tales of Bells & Drums is an event organized by Ikirenga Cy’intore and in collaboration with Batimbo United and New Moon Ensemble. Stories of their lives are told through dancing and drumming. We were treated to song and dance and WMPG Radio are excited to be supporting this event in September.
On Tuesday, August 10th, Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh and Folk Implosion) stopped by WMPG for an exclusive interview and performance with DJ Shaxx (Left of the Dial).
Barlow discussed touring, songwriting, family life and played songs from his recent album, Reason to Live.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life for Suzanne Walcott, Evenin Sun’s Red Hot and Blues Lady. Lenny’s,1274 Bridgton Rd, in Westbrook, Me 04092, will host the gathering at 3pm on August 19th 2021. Musical instruments, joyful expressions and tributes are encouraged. In addition to her volunteer work at WMPG, Suzanne was a former Art teacher, an avid world traveler, visual artist, and animal communicator. She had more talents than we all knew about! Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org( I am ordering appetizer platters, we will have a cash bar). Thanks
Calling all Middle and High-schoolers! Join the Portland Public Library and Blunt Youth Radio for a workshop to learn how to make your own audio stories about the topics that matter to you! You’ll use professional audio recording equipment, conduct audio interviews, and edit your interviews into a polished audio story. Beginners are welcome!