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16th ANNUAL BLUEGRASS SPECTACULAR! OCT 22

It’s time for the WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular!

Monday October 22 One Longfellow Square

Doors at 6, Music at 7

Every year, WMPG brings together local stars of Bluegrass for a fun evening of music! Once again, partnering with our friends at One Longfellow Square we welcome to our bluegrass stage:

Bates Bluegrass Ensemble

Saccarappa Boys

NEW ENGLAND BLUEGRASS BAND

Fall Begathon! Thanks for supporting WMPG Community Radio

Fall Begathon is over, and your donations still arriving! 

Huge thanks to all the folks that donated during our biggest Begathon ever!

We had so much fun. For the crew here at the station, it’s not just about asking for dough, though that is an essential part of the Begathon. We try to infuse the fundraising with FUNraising. We think of these twice yearly fundraising weeks as a celebration of Free Speech…of Public access to the public airwaves… to the community listening forum we create for each other.

Indigenous People’s Day special

On Oct 8th, WMPG’s own Christopher the Hermit presented a special program featuring Native American music, words, stories and interviews.

Listen to the program

Portland Files performs in front of live audience Friday September 14th at 7pm

Ashley, Mark and Courtney knocked everyone’s socks off during a live performance of The Portland files on Friday September 14th at 7pm in USM’s Talbot Auditorium in Luther Bonney Hall.

“Middle School Mic Drop” is looking for adults and kids for a weekly radio show

We are now gathering a team of adults and middle schoolers to produce a live weekly one-hour show on Saturdays 9-10am called “Middle School Mic Drop. The middle school aged kids will be on air, and the adults will supervise.

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 cab check out USM Now. There’s a ton of interesting recordings waiting for you! Go to https://soundcloud.com/mpg-podcasts/sets.

Blunt Youth Radio has moved to Tuesday Nights!


WMPG’s “Blunt Youth Radio Project” has made the big move to Tuesday night! Blunt will still be on from 7:30 to 8:30 pm EST and will still be a live call-in, public affairs talk show entirely produced by teens. YOUNG PEOPLE MAKE AMAZING RADIO!!

“Querying the Past Radio” a special 6 week LGBT series


Querying the Past is a 6-week special series that will air on Thursday evenings 7-7:30pm. We will air 6 unique programs every Thursday evening over 6 weeks and the first episode began on Thursday June 14th in honor of Pride Portland Week. This series comes from the LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project that is collecting and preserving the voices and stories of members of the Southern Maine LGBTQ community. The Principle Investigator for this project is Dr. Wendy Chapkis, Professor of Sociology and Women & Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine. Professor Chapkis is also the Faculty Scholar for the Sampson Center’s LGBTQ+ Collection (from 2016 through 2018). The LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project integrates USM students into the process of community-based research; after being trained each fall, students serve as interviewers and transcribers of the oral histories.
Listen to- Coming Out
Listen to- Bar Scene
Listen to- Gender
Listen to- Religion & Sexuality
Listen to- Careers
Listen to- HIV-AIDS

We want your records and CDs and old turntables, amps and speakers!

Are you tired of moving those old vinyl LPs and CDs around the house? WMPG can help. Tidy up your house and help WMPG at the same time. We are seeking donations for our annual 2018 sale! The sale happens the first Saturday in November. Just give us a call at (207) 780-4424 or e-mail stationmanager@wmpg.org. Our crack team of drivers will quickly arrive at your house to clean away all those old records that are taking up space! We will then give you a receipt which can be used for a tax deduction!

Pride Portland week at WMPG 90.9

June 14th special Pride Portland Programming on WMPG:

3-5pm  – WMPG Dance Party/Open House (Come on down to 92 Bedford Street in Portland!)
7pm  – the premier episode of “Querying the Past Radio