Posts Categorized: Events

WMPG on 207tv (News Center Maine)

WMPG was recently featured on 207tv,  hosted by Rob Caldwell & Samantha York.  You can view here:

WMPG Film Screening at USM – Feb. 15th

Missed seeing our film?   We are having another screening at USM (Talbot Hall within Luther Bonney Hall) – just across the road from WMPG. Talbot Lecture Hall, USM Portland Campus, Feb. 15th @ 6pm Movie at 6.00pm Movie is 30 minutes long. About the film The documentary takes viewers on a remarkable journey through the lives of the community members and USM students who work tirelessly to make their space truly extraordinary. It highlights the shared…

An Extraordinary Place Film Screening
An Extraordinary Place Film Screening

WMPG’s 2024 Annual Mardi Gras Cajun Cookin’ Challenge Winner is Bayside American Cafe

Congrats to Bayside American Cafe as they took first place in the WMPG’s Annual Cajun Cookin’ Challenge On Fat Tuesday, February 13th we were so excited to bring back the Cajun Cookin’ Challenge for another year of culinary delight and community celebration. More than 400 people attended and enjoyed this annual event. For the first time we celebrated the party in the new McGoldrick Student Success Center on the Portland Campus of the University of…

WMPG Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Poster
WMPG Mardi Gras Party - Feb 13th USM McGoldrick Center

WMPG’s Jazz At The Movies present a rare screening of Ornette: Made in America

WMPG’s Jazz At The Movies and Portland Conservatory of Music are proud to present a rare screening of Ornette: Made in America, a movie about Ornette Coleman, the saxophonist and musical visionary who virtually reinvented jazz with his groundbreaking recording The Shape Of Jazz To Come. Spliced together from clips of Ornette’s boyhood in Texas, home videos, interviews, and footage of his astounding performances with his band PrimeTime, Ornette: Made in America is not your…

WMPG’s Jazz At The Movies and Portland Conservatory of Music are proud to present a rare screening of Ornette: Made in America
Ornette Coleman - Made in America - January 27th

WMPG and Foulmouthed’s Face for Radio now available

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…

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…

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,…

An Extraordinary Place – new film featuring WMPG

Our trailer has now been released.   The world premiere will be held at our 50th birthday party at the new McGoldrick Building. Thank you to producer Tom Bell and his crew.  

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…

Pride at WMPG

WMPG honors and celebrates Pride.  June will see special programming from our DJ’s and hosts. Pride Portland is on June 17th. Wed, June 14th The Morning Beat’s Big Gay Disco with Annella 6.30am – 8.30am Thursday, June 15th,  5pm – Mind Fuzz NY Mike will play sets devoted to LGBTQ+ artists in rock n roll. Saturday June 17th – Rainbow Reflections  – see archive below – recorded archives in parts (due to being unable to…

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Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Beaudry- W.E.B Du Bois Symposium Wednesday April12th

Data Visualizations and Diversity in Maine-Evidence, Art, and Advocacy. An all-day symposium that takes an in-depth active learning approach to 40 data visualizations which first premiered at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900. USM’s Dr. Beaudry talks with us about the event that happens Wednesday April 12th.

Dr. Jeffery interview

Eurydice Rising

The University of Southern Maine’s Department of Theatre cordially invites you to Eurydice Rising, created in collaboration with the Osher School of Music. Eurydice Rising reimagines one of Ancient Greece’s most iconic myths of Orpheus and Eurydice in theatre, opera, and dance. This beautiful, moving show is a feast for the eye and ears as it follows Orpheus’s journey into the underworld to be reunited with his young bride, Eurydice, after her death. It’s a story of love,…

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WMPG’s annual Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Cajun Cookin’ Contest winner – Sodexo!

WMPG’s annual Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras and the Cajun Cookin’ Contest. On Tuesday February 21st in the USM Abromson building on the Portland campus, WMPG presented our 27th annual Mardi Gras Cajun Cookin’ Contest! The room was filled with amazing food, music and people as we celebrated Mardi Gras! After taking a break due to the pandemic, it was exiting to be celebrating again with our USM community along with people from all parts of…

Mardi Gras Party
Mardi Gras Party Fat Tuesday

WMPG proud to sponsor Wabanaki Stories

WMPG is proud to be a media sponsor for Portland Ovations’ Wabanaki Stories. The land and waters known as Maine have been home to Wabanaki People for over 12,000 years. This vibrant production of Wabanaki stories and music spotlights five Wabanaki artists coming from several different nations and traditions. Musician Tania Morey (Tobique) sings of the Wolastoq; Jennifer Pictou (Mi’kmaq) regales with spirit stories told in the company of a large puppet; Dwayne Tomah (Passamaquoddy)…

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Puppets are taking over Portland this September 20-25

WMPG is proud to be a media sponsor of Puppets In Portland (PiP)  – a  city-wide festival of international puppetry arts in Portland, Maine, presented by our friends over at Mayo Street Arts .  Six days of world-class performances, workshops, a parade, and more. PiP PiP Parade! will take place on September 20 from 6:00-6:45 on Oxford and Mayo Streets. This is a free event.  Join the party in the streets with Shoestring Theater and the Ideal Maine Social Aid and Sanctuary Band. Featuring giant…

Krystal Zebra Masks - Puppets in Portland

Hispanic Heritage Month

WMPG is proud to be a home for all different music, from different cultures all around the world. September 15th marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.  This month, we hope you too will celebrate the Hispanic community WMPG has three great DJ’s playing Latin music: Saturday mornings at 9- 10:30 AM sing along with Rosita for her show “ Latinos ”. Saturday evenings from 5-7 PM DJ Glaisma invites you to her show “ En Danza ”,…

Summer 2022 Neighbourhood Block Parties

We hosted WMPG’s summer neighborhood block parties this summer.  We had great youth and family participation at each event and it was fun to collaborate with other partnership organisations. Shout out to our food vendors – Quiero Café , Soul Food Paradise and Leonardo’s Pizza and to sponsors Bangor Savings Bank and What Mama Wants podcast for your generous support.  Thanks to Fun Town Splashtown, Maine Wildlife Park and everyone else who contributed items for raffle prizes. Thanks to WMPG volunteer DJ’s –   DJ Jon ,  DJ BC, DJ Luc…

WMPG’s Jazz at the Movies: Thomas Chapin: Night Bird Song

Sunday July 17th at 7pm WMPG’s Jazz at the Movies and the Portland Conservatory of Music will be showing the movie Thomas Chapin: Night Bird Song. The film is an excellent portrait of the amazing life of Thomas Chapin’s and his incredibly talented musical compositions and performances. The drummer in his trio, Michael Sarin will join us for a Q&A following the film. WMPG invites you to this special evening of jazz and the story…

WMPG collaborates with Portland Ovations

WMPG has partnered with Portland Ovations to be a media sponsor of a great evening of dance.  Hour Wolf in the Lighthouse is a collaborative dance work between Portland, Maine choreographers Riley Watts and Heather Stewart, and is the debut performance of the little house dance company. An interactive performance on states of mourning and the physical mind, Hour Wolf in the Lighthouse features the founding members of little house dance, with music by Watts, Aindulmedir, and Marc Bartissol aka…

Jazz at the Movies (Portland Music Conservatory)

This Saturday April 30th is International Jazz Day and WMPG JAM – (Jazz at the Movies) will be celebrating by showing a brand new documentary movie “The Modern Jazz Quartet from Residency to Legacy”. This movie has only been shown a few times to the general public.  The Director of the film, George Schuller, will be joining us in person to share his experience and answer your questions. How cool is that!  On top of all…