Posts Categorized: Interviews

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.

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.

New home-share program for asylum seekers

On yesterday’s Let’s Connect Greater Portland radio show, Grier Miskell from the Quality Housing Coalition and Aaron Geyer, Director of Social Services for the City of Portland spoke to Tom Bell about a new home-share program to provide housing for asylum seekers who on Aug. 16 could be homeless when the Portland Expo shelter shuts down.

Authors of B-52s book visit WMPG

The B-52s were far more than a “tacky dance band!”

Scott Creney and Brigette Adair Herron, authors of the first B-52s biography, Neon Side of Town, joined DJ Shaxx on this week’s LEFT OF THE DIAL. Catch the replay of their insightful interview and exclusive B-52s playlist. 90 minutes spotlighting the work of this seminal Athens, GA band!

Scott Creney and Brigette Adair Herron, authors of the first B-52s biography, Neon Side of Town
Scott Creney and Brigette Adair Herron, authors of the first B-52s biography, Neon Side of Town

Bob Greene and Pedro Vazquez discuss Juneteenth

If you missed Thursday’s Let’s Connect Radio episode, catch up here

Bob Greene (former Associated Press journalist and Maine historian) and Pedro Vazquez (Chair of the South Portland Human Rights Commission) share their stories and discuss Black history, racial equity efforts in Maine, and Juneteenth.

Pedro & Bob
Pedro & Bob

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

Interview with Dr. Nicolas Dosman and Dr. Rollo Dilworth

WMPG volunteer DJ Geo spoke with Dr. Nicolas Dosman and Dr. Rollo Dilworth about the Maine Premiere of “Weather” a concert for climate change and social justice. The concert takes place on Sunday, April 23, at 5pm, the Alfred and D. Suzi Osher School of Music at USM.

Nicolas and Rollo

Dave Wade interviews Delfeayo Marsalis

If anybody knows about Mardi Gras, it’s trombonist and bandleader Delfeayo Marsalis, who will be Dave’s special guest on Juke Jive N’ Jazz this afternoon, (Feb.15th)

New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, is alive and happening, and Delfeayo will be here to tell you about it and his brand new album, “Uptown on Mardi Gras Day”