Posts Categorized: News

WMPG DJ Jackie Nice Video Profile

WMPG DJ Jackie Nice was recently interviewed and had a video profile done on her by Randy Visser and Standing Oak Media. It is a wonderful feature that shows Jackie at home talking about her life and how she ended up at WMPG bringing us her weekly Eastern Sands program heard every Sunday from 3:30-5pm. Thanks Randy and great job!

Gritty’s wins the 2016 WMPG Cajun Cookin’ contest!

Wow – what a day!  The turnout was huge this year for our 21st annual WMPG Cajun Cookin’ Challenge. More than 500 people attended the event and when all the votes were counted we had a winner! Congrats to Gritty McDuff’s as they took the honors and bragging rights this year. They served up a wonderful Catfish and Sausage Gumbo that impressed the voters.

WMPG to broadcast 18th Annual Homelessness Marathon – February 17th, 7pm to February 18th till 9am!

The 18th Annual Homelessness Marathon,  http://news.homelessnessmarathon.org/ — will originate from Washington, DC, starting at 7:00 p.m., EST on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 and ending at 9:00 a.m. the following morning. That’s fourteen hours of discussion about poverty and homelessness in America.

WMPG Production Studio is 25 years old! To celebrate we are going to fix everything! Can you help us raise the needed funds?

WMPG’s production studio is really impressive to people who collects vintage audio gear. They are amazed at the equipment that we use. They usually also ask when we will be moving into the next century. Now is the time!

How do you listen to WMPG? Please take our 30 second survey!

Got an opinion?

Remember the Power Up campaign of 2010 and 2011? We significantly improved the quality and reach of our 90.9 frequency! Now we have a question as to whether there is still need for the 104.1FM repeater frequency.

WMPG’s 21st annual Fat Tuesday Cajun Cookin’ Challenge happens February 9th, noon-3pm

On “FAT” Tuesday WMPG will again be hosting our renowned Fat Tuesday party. This will be the 21st year that we celebrate Mardi Gras with our volunteers, listeners, USM and the greater Portland Community. It all happens from noon to 3pm in the USM Woodbury Campus  Center in Portland.

WMPG to broadcast the 17th Homelessness Marathon – Live from Sarasota, Florida, starting Tuesday February 17, 7pm to Wednesday February 18th at 9am

The 17th Annual Homelessness Marathon will originate from Sarasota, Florida, and will be carried by over 100 community radio stations across the country. It will air on WMPG from 7pm Tuesday, February 17 and continue until 9am the next morning.

BINTLIFF’S AMERICAN CAFE wins the 2015 WMPG annual Fat Tuesday Cajun Cookin’ Challenge!

Congrats to 2015 Cajun Cookin' Challenge Champs, Bintliff's American Cafe. Bintliff's, soon to be renamed Bayside American Cafe, served a Gumbo with Chicken and Andouille Sausage with Mini Corn Cakes. Tasty!

2015 WMPG Cajun Cookin' Winners Bintliff's American Cafe!(photo courtesy of MaineToday.com)

WMPG’s End of Year newsletter!

Want to read our “End Of Year” newsletter? Catch up on the latest WMPG news including features on WMPG winning 3 Maine Association of Broadcaster Awards, WMPG’s Kate Manahan and her program New Mainers Speak, our new mission statement, our new web page and much more!

Ali Al Mshakheel, Ahdaf Shamkhi with children, Ahmed and Lulu, Kate and Time Manahan

‘MPG Morning News – weekdays 7 & 8am

In October, WMPG began airing daily morning news Monday through Friday. Volunteer news anchors now present news breaks at 7 and 8am each day within existing morning music programs. State and local headlines are written and read by the volunteer anchors, and original reports created by WMPG volunteer reporters.