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Calling all clever clothing creators! … It’s time for the 15th annual WMPG Fashion Show… the grassroots, quirky, funky, ‘can’t quite believe it’ festival of wearable art created by local designers.
Everyday in the month of February WMPG is airing a short audio feature about an influential Black man or woman in history. We’ll hear about people from Maine to Malawi. We celebrate scientists, radicals, teachers, preachers, musicians, athletes, and those who fought to followed their dreams.
On Tuesday March 5, the Woodbury Campus Center on the Portland Campus of USM will be replete with the tastes, smells and sounds of the 23rd annual WMPG Fat Tuesday Celebration.
WMPG will be live broadcasting Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans music all day.
Monday Jan 21st WMPG presented a special 2 hour tribute to the life of Reverend King. WMPG DJ’s Jam, Rio, DJ M., and Don played music and had discussions about how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. influenced them and the world.
Want to know about some great new music? Our USM students are doing weekly reviews of what’s currently charting at the top, this is music you should be in the know about. Join Kirby, Rachel and Madeline as they break down why these albums are so good!
One of WMPG’s longest serving volunteers Paul O’Neil has called it a day and retired his Harp & Bard Irish music show. Paul has been with us for more than 30 years! We all at WMPG wish him well on new adventures! Listen to his last show Thanks Paul!
Talk show host Richard Doherty met with students from King Middle School to talk about PODCASTS and making great radio stories. The students will be producing short audio features that highlight environmental issues. The students and Richard held a workshop USM’s Talbot Auditorium where they learned about recording, writing and producing a podcast. Look for these stories on Ecotones heard Thursdays at 1pm, and in the future the students will have their own Podcast. Thanks to teachers Elaine Colella and Gus Goodwin for making this happen.
Middle School Mic Drop is back after a name change and hiatus! Young people make great radio on WMPG! Tune into Middle School Mic Drop Saturdays from 9-10am with a team of local youth chatting about what matters to them and spinning some music they love!
Election day is nearing!
The Maine Women’s Policy Center sponsored a 2018 Gubernatorial Forum on Women’s Economic Security at USM on Sunday October 21, 2018. Three candidates took part: Democrat Janet Mills; Independent Terri Hayes; and Independent Alan Caron. Ann Schink of the League of Women Voters of Maine moderated the Forum. Co-sponsored by WMPG we offer the forum to hear from the candidates on issues that effect women’s lives.
WMPG Community Radio joined with: Portland Media Center; The First Amendment Museum at the Gannet House in Augusta; and the New England First Amendment Coalition to celebrate National Free Speech Week, October 22 through 28.