Posts Categorized: Interviews

WMPG on 207tv (News Center Maine)

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


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…

Ford Reiche's new book, A Long, Long Time Ago

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…

Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month

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…

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…

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. Listen here: Lets-connect Radio – Home Share Program

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. Let’s Connect is a weekly podcast focused on how cities and towns in Greater Portland are overcoming challenges in their communities. Hosted by Kristina Egan, Executive Director of the Greater Portland Council of Governments , the show focuses…

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. The concert will feature the Osher Concert Ensembles conducted by Dr. Nicolas Dosman and the Osher Concert Band conducted by Dr. William Kinne. Also included in the…

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” Marsalis talks about race, Mardi Gras, film scores and more.. Tune in at 1 PM, Wednesday, for Delfeayo Marsalis and some great New…