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WMPG’s Blunt Youth Radio offers Free 6-Week Audio Workshops!

Yes it is true! WMPG’s Blunt Youth Radio offers Free 6-Week Audio Workshops! Have you been trying to figure out how to amplify your voice in the Youth Climate Movement? WMPG’s Blunt Youth Radio is offering a FREE 6-week audio workshop to help high school-aged youth develop the skills to record, edit, and share audio to support their climate work.

WMPG's Blunt Youth Radio is offering a FREE 6-week audio workshop

“We don’t need no Fascist” on Left Of The Dial

DJ Shax presented his “We don’t need no Fascist” edition of Left Of The Dial on Wednesday Jan 13Th. Missed the show – and want to sing along with him, go to the show’s web page for archives! Linky!

WMPG's Left Of The Dial
We Don't Need No Fascist!

Music of Words – 10 Songs all over 6 minutes!

On Saturday January 9th’s Music of Words show where James explored songs all greater than 6 minutes! What – you can’t do that on radio…well we do at WMPG. Listen if you missed it, go to the program page at Music of Words for the program archive!

Long songs promo- Music of Words -Sat 1-9-21 from 630am-8am

The Homelessness Marathon Radio Show Dec 9th

WMPG  aired the 22nd annual Homelessness Marathon on  December 9th from 6-10pm. Four hours of conversation where we’ll hear the voices of people living in Poverty and Homelessness. If you missed  you can listen here.

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 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:

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