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Fall 2020 Begathon Online, Fun…But Not Done.

Greetings and Gratitude, WMPG Supporters! Still need to raise a bit more… 

WMPG’s Weeklong Fall 2020 Online Begathon has concluded, and we can report a “thus-far” fundraising total of about $40,000. We are grateful for every donation and every donor. You are what makes Community Radio strong!!

Our goal for this campaign is still $55,000; this is to fund our basic operating budget. No extras or luxuries included. 

We know that some folks missed donating at Begathon, and new gifts are arriving daily… So we’ll continue asking our fabulous fans to visit and click the donate button to use your debit or credit card (OR your PayPal account)to make your donation to support free speech, locally-made radio (currently made from the homes of hundreds of volunteer DJs and Producers) right here in southern Maine.

WMPG Fall Online Begathon Oct 19 to 25

WMPG seeks Listener Reps for our Advisory Board! Apply today – deadline 11/2/20

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 welcomes the return of USM students to campus! My, how we have missed you!!

WMPG is accepting applications for work-study positions, both present here at the station AND for remote work. Contact Jim Rand,

USM Nursing Graduation Broadcast by WMPG – missed it , listen to it here!

WMPG was happy to broadcast a Covid-19 style graduation ceremony held recently for USM School of Nursing. If you missed it – check it out by clicking links below.
Click here for the audio recording from the event.
Click here for a brief video clip of the event.
Click here for another brief video clip of the event.

USM School of Nursing Graduation 2020

WMPG Celebrates Jazz Legend Charlie Parker’s 100th Birthday

WMPG Celebrates Jazz Legend Charlie Parker’s 100th Birthday

Ushering in the Be Bop era, with his improvisational lyrical crisp alto saxophone, Charlie Parker’s impact on jazz reverberates to this day.  “Bird’s” songs are timeless.  August 29 would have been his 100th birthday & to honor this giant of jazz WMPG DJ’s will be celebrating Parker’s music the week of August 24.  Here are the shows serving up slices of Bird.

WMPG's Celebrates Charlie Parker's 100th Birthday

Jazz at the Movies

WMPG’s Jazz movie series (JAM) is co-sponsoring a film with the Portland Museum of Art. Plan to watch “Jazz on a Summer Day” either virtually or in person at Thompson’s Point on August 21 and 22nd. For more info go to:

WMPG Broadcast this year’s Casco Bay High’s Graduation – listen here

WMPG is broadcasting the Casco Bay High School graduation on Thursday August 6th @ 6pm. Listen locally at 90.9FM, online at and by clicking this link.

WMPG broadcast the Deering High School graduation earlier today – linked here!

WMPG broadcasted the Deering High School graduation on Thursday August 6th @ 10am. Here is a recording of it link!

WMPG Broadcast of the Portland High School Graduation

On August 5th WMPG broadcasted the Portland High Graduation. It was a beautiful evening, if you missed it you can watch the video @ this link.

Thanks and congrats to all the graduates!

USM’s 2020 Student Commencement Speaker former WMPG Intern Leyla Hashi! Listen to her Speech and more!

STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER Leyla Hashi ’20 When Leyla Hashi receives her diploma, like so many classmates she will become the first in her family to complete a college education. It is a special kind of story told over and over again, but Leyla’s journey to University of Southern Maine (USM) and her degree is particularly poignant.

Leyla Hashi 2020 USM Student Commencement Speaker
Leyla Hashi - the 2020 USM Student Commencement Speaker & former WMPG Intern