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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! Here is a link to his final 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.
WMGP 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.
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.
On Oct 8th, WMPG’s own Christopher the Hermit presented a special program featuring Native American music, words, stories and interviews.
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.
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.