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The 17th Annual WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular!

Monday, December 9  at One Longfellow Square~~  Doors 6p; Music 7p

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!

WMPG Fat Tuesday Cajun Cookin’ Challenge Results!

WMPG Fat Tuesday Celebration

WMPG Community Radio has presented the WMPG Fat Tuesday Celebration, featuring the Cajun Cookin’ Challenge for 24 years! 

It has changed over the decades, from a crowded chaotically joyful event squeezed into the studios at WMPG’s 92 Bedford Street home, to the larger, still-crowded and still-joyful spread at the Woodbury Campus Center with over 500 attendees.

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 https://www.wmpg.org/podcasts/.

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.

WMPG DJ Spotlights

Want to learn more about your favorite WMPG DJs? Here is a video look into what makes our DJs so special. First up let’s meet Ad vs EF with DJs Matt Perry and Sean Gear. They talk about their show and then you are taken into the On-Air room and watch them produce the show.
Volunteer DJ Jai has created video profiles of the WMPG DJs.

DJ Jai interviews WMPG DJs Matt Perry & Sean Greer

Black History Month- audio history stories

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.