Posts Categorized: News
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 on the USM Portland campus.
The month of September is National Recovery Month. Chris Corson, the Director os USM’s Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCCA) states: “individuals I believe, we are all recovering from something: relationships with people, food, Covid 19, the stress of being away from home the first time, the passing of a loved one, substance use, and anxiety just to name a few.”
DJ Jon was featured in the Portland Press Herald at the weekend where he discussed his love of K-Pop. DJ Jon hosts K-Pop Mega Mix on Tuesdays at 4pm on 90.9FM. We are proud to have him here at WMPG.
“It seems that most of the music for kids that age are songs about frogs and baby sharks, then it goes straight into hip-hop songs about heroin or violence,” said Hawkins, 51, of Portland. “There aren’t a lot of American pop songs that are fun for kids to dance to and are just about love.” DJ Jon.
After taking a break on the WMPG Record Sale due to the pandemic, we are doing one this summer! Not the big one scheduled for November 2022 but a smaller, scaled version right at WMPG!
On Saturday, July 9th from 10am to 3pm we are setting up in the WMPG driveway! Crazy huh! Should be fun and with tables full of LPs and CDs just waiting for you! Come find the usual hidden treasures and support WMPG! WMPG is located at 92 Bedford Street in Portland.
Our monthly news program Amjambo Time didn’t air in full due to a computer problem. Big apologies – so we present the entire 30 minute program here. We will also rebroadcast the entire program next Friday May 20th at 7pm. Many thanks to reporter Jean Damascene and everyone at the newspaper Amjambo Africa and our sponsor Ocean View at Falmouth
In addition to our wide range of talk show programming, WMPG is also host to a large number of podcasts! Between heritage and community-related content, educational and political broadcasts, and more easygoing programming based around the sharing of personal beliefs and stories, there’s something for all our listeners to enjoy in our vast collection of podcast series. Get some perspective on our shows straight from the DJs that host them.
This past Saturday was the 15th annual Record Store Day (RSD), an event celebrated all over the world.
Most Mainers know that Record Store Day began with a conversation and email exchange with Chris Brown from Bull Moose and music industry folks and a desire to celebrate independent record stores like people did within the comic industry. “It is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day.”
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 that, It is FREE!
Calling all USM students! Are you or someone else you know from USM in a band? Do you want to prove to the ENTIRE university that YOU have the best band of all at USM????? WMPG and SEAL’s SPRING FLING BATTLE OF THE BANDS happens on Thursday April 21st @ 7:00 PM in Lower Brooks on the Gorham Campus. More info and to sign up click here!
Tonight’s show at 7pm
Amjambo Africa’s Georges Bugadu talks with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree about the asylum seeking process and the federal rule about waiting for work permits.
Madeleine Saucier of MIRC talks to us on Amjambo Time about the food program in the motels.
Rwandans and friends around the world are commemorating the genocide against the Tutsi that took place in Rwanda and killed close to one million people in 1994. The president of the Rwandan community in Maine Apollinaire Munyaneza describes this year’s planned event
And to fulfill our promise from last time – Clarisse Karasira is on the Show today – a singer from Rwanda with a huge following who is now a Mainer and busy exploring the music scene here.
WMPG’s Dave Wade interviewed Hungarian jazz pianist Laszlo Gardony on Juke Jive N’ Jazz on this past Wednesday March 30th on his Juke Jive and Jazz show. Laszlo whared his thoughts with us as the Russian war of aggression rages across
neighboring Ukraine, and talk about music being the Universal language, an instrument for hope & reassurance, a means of resistance, and a force for liberty & freedom. Missed it – listen here!
WMPG invites our listeners to once again donate to WMPG. Begathon dates are March 23 – 29
Your financial support of WMPG helps us assure that we’ll be here and making live, local, real radio for you. There will be gifts for your donation. Maybe your employer will match your donation? Donate online, in person or by phone during Begathon