Posts Categorized: News

WMPG’s Fundraising Week is 20 – 26 October

WMPG relies on listener and business support to run. Help keep Greater Portland’s community radio running. Donate online today or pop by (masked please) to our station and drop off at 92 Bedford Street, Portland.

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WMPG Launches New App

Stay connected to WMPG anywhere with our new app for your mobile device!

The WMPG Community Radio app is now available to download for IOS & Android

We are excited to launch our new mobile app – listen live and check out our recent programs and podcasts.

Rock legend, ROBYN HITCHCOCK, live on WMPG this Weds. 3-4pm

Join DJ Shaxx for an exclusive interview and performance with alternative rock legend, ROBYN HITCHCOCK, this Weds. 3-4pm. Listen live locally at 90.9fm or on-line at WMPG.org.
Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).

Join DJ Shaxx for an exclusive interview and performance with alternative rock legend, ROBYN HITCHCOCK - this Weds. 3-4pm

Business Support at WMPG

WMPG invites businesses and non-profits to become underwriters on our airwaves – both on 90.9FM and on our streaming services.  By connecting  to WMPG listeners, you will tap into a passionate and community minded population eager to support you.

Underwrite at WMPG
Underwrite at WMPG

ROCC & Recovery live on WMPG – this Thursday 3:30-5pm

This past Thursday the Recovery Oriented Campus Center and WMPG radio featured music, stories of recovery, and conversations about getting support. We were taking call-ins throughout the broadcast. Many called in to share a few words or to request a song that has inspired you in tough times. Missed the show – Click here to listen to archive.

ROCC & Recovery & WMPG - this Thursday 3:30-5pm - live on WMPG
ROCC & Recovery live on WMPG - this Thursday 3:30-5pm

WMPG Record/CD Sale postponed until spring

We hate to do this again but due to the increase in Covid-19 cases we are postponing our annual Record/CD sale until the spring. We are still accepting donations for the sale but unfortunately we just have to be careful with this and as anyone who has been knows, it gets very crowded at the sales tables. We are sorry to have to do it but better safe than sorry! We hope to see you in the spring and thanks for your understanding.

WMPG Record/CD sale postponed until spring due to covid
Sorry - due to Covid-19 we are postponing until spring 2022.

WMPG seeks Listener Reps for our Advisory Board! Apply today – deadline 10/6/2021


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.

WMPG Lisener Representative Needed

Lou Barlow live in the studio

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.

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Celebration of Life for Suzanne, WMPG’s “Red Hot & Blues Lady”

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 rubysimkoff@gmail.com( I am ordering appetizer platters, we will have a cash bar). Thanks

Intro to Audio Making with Blunt Youth Radio

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!