Posts Categorized: News

Corey Harris and Cedric Watson in concert at Stone Mountain Arts Center on Friday, February 7, 2020 – part of the proceeds benefit WMPG!

See a great show and support WMPG at the same time! Corey Harris and Cedric Watson in concert at Stone Mountain Arts Center on Friday, February 7, 2020. A portion of the proceeds will benefit WMPG! Info and tickets Thanks go to Stone Mountain Arts Center for supporting WMPG !

Corey Harris and Cedric Watson in concert at Stone Mountain Arts Center on Friday, February 7, 2020 - part of the proceeds benefit WMPG!

WMPG’s Dave Wade Interviews Abdi Iftin, the author of the riveting memoir “Call Me American”

On WMPG’s Monday night program Let’s Talk, Abdi Iftin, a Somali refugee, USM student Abdi and the author of the riveting memoir “Call Me American” was a guest and spoke with Dave Wade about his escape to the US from worn torn Mogadishu and his lengthy journey to become an American citizen. Gain insight into what Abdi went through. Click here to listen.

Abdi Iftin & Chris White

WMPG’s 25th Annual Mardi Gras Cajun Cookin’ Contest – February 25th!

WMPG will again be hosting our renowned Fat Tuesday party. This will be the 25th year that we celebrate Mardi Gras with our volunteers, listeners, USM and the greater Portland Community. It all happens on February 25, 2020 from noon to 2pm at the USM Woodbury Campus Center in Portland.

The 17th Annual WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular! Want to hear the show – link added!

Monday, December 9  at One Longfellow Square~~  update – Audio Link of full show!

Full recording of entire show linked here! Bluegrass! It was not so long ago in Portland that live Bluegrass shows were not easy to find. Volunteers at WMPG started the WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular, an annual event to showcase the bluegrass scene, small but mighty, in and around Portland.

Give to WMPG Youth on Giving Tuesday

It’s Giving Tuesday, and we have an idea and an ask. We are dedicating Giving Tuesday to our Youth Programming! Can you help us?

One of the programming specialties that WMPG is particularly proud of is our Youth Programming. Saturday 8am there’s ChickensRPeople2. Then at 9am, it’s Middle School Mic Drop. And on Tuesdays, the high school students produce Blunt Youth Radio Project. These dedicated young people receive training in all the creative, technical and ethical journalism aspects of making public affairs radio!

Fall Begathon- we all most made our goal. You can still donate anytime!

Begathon ended on September 25. WMPG asks our listeners to show their love for this unique homegrown station with your financial support…. a celebration of radio freedom…of public access to the public airwaves! You can donate on-line right now by clicking here!

WMPG’s Kate Manahan wins Maine Association of Broadcasting 2019 Award!

Kate Manahan, host of WMPG’s New Mainers Speak won second place in the Public Affairs category at the 2019 Maine Association of Broadcasters awards ceremony which took place in Augusta. This is a statewide event with all the television and radio stations submitting their best work. WMPG is proud that Kate’s show was honored. New Mainers Speak highlights individuals from around the world. Kate interviews them about their personal experiences in their home countries, as well as here in Maine. Click here to listen to a special 30 minute sampler highlighting three segments from shows over the past year. This recording was submitted to the Maine Association of Broadcasters and won 2nd place in the Public Affairs category on Saturday, Sept 14, 2019.

Kate Manahan winner at 2019 Maine Association of Broadcasters Awards
WMPG's Kate Manahan - a winner of the 2019 Public Affairs MAB award!

WMPG Welcomes USM President Glenn Cummings on “Tuesday Talk”

WMPG Volunteer, Al Brewer, host of “Tuesday Talk,” spoke with USM President Glenn Cummings about many things USM. From scholarships and affordability, enrollment, USM name change and some thoughts about the bright future of USM!

WMPG Podcasts Are Now Available For You To Enjoy!

WMPG now has a large selection of podcasts for you to enjoy. We feature audio not heard regularly on WMPG’s airwaves. Check it out and maybe become a MPG’ Podcast Follower!

Interested in live music recorded at WMPG’s studio? Lorenzo presents Podcast Open Mic(POM). This pod has over 50 episodes and features local musicians and more. Wonder what is playing at the cinema? Check out Film Time With Cody Curtis. How about what life is like on the road traveling the country? Check in with Mindy and her The Moving Cairn. Curious about what is happening at USM, you can check out USM Now. There’s a ton of interesting recordings waiting for you! Go to

WMPG Radio Podcasts

WMPG celebrates Women’s History Month

Everyday in the month of March WMPG is airing a short audio feature about an influential woman in history. We’ll hear women from Maine to Pakistan who’s fame ranges from Actress, Author to Activist.