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WMPG surpasses fundraising goal!

Listeners of WMPG, USM community and people of the world!  With a few last minute donations, we surpassed our goal of $55K. Thank you to all who called in, donated online and donated in person helping us reach that $55K. We picked up new sustainer donors too. If you chose a gift, call in and grab it weekdays Mon – Fri. Thanks to our business supporters for contributing gifts and thanks to our volunteers who helped answer the phones. Looking forward to thanking you all in person when we can!

Hungarian jazz pianist Laszlo Gardonyi interviewed on Juke Jive N’ Jazz

WMPG’s Dave Wade interviewed Hungarian jazz pianist Laszlo Gardony on Juke Jive N’ Jazz on this past Wednesday March 30th on his Juke Jive and Jazz show. Laszlo whared his thoughts with us as the Russian war of aggression rages across
neighboring Ukraine, and talk about music being the Universal language, an instrument for hope & reassurance, a means of resistance, and a force for liberty & freedom. Missed it – listen here!

Laslo Gardony
Laslo Gardony

BEGATHON is back for 2022!

WMPG invites our listeners to once again donate to WMPG. Begathon dates are March 23 – 29

Your financial support of WMPG helps us assure that we’ll be here and making live, local, real radio for you.  There will be gifts for your donation.  Maybe your employer will match your donation? Donate online, in person or by phone during Begathon

WMPG auctioning off pair of Aerosmith tickets @ Fenway for Spring Begathon!

If you are a fan of Aerosmith, a generous listener has donated a pair of tickets to the September 8, 2022 sold-out show @ Fenway Park.

The show, to celebrate their 50th anniversary, was rescheduled after being postponed due to COVID.

Aerosmith at Fenway Park, tickets auctioned to benefit WMPG.

WMPG Jazz at the Movies

JAM – Jazz at the Movies. was formed by a group of WMPG Jazz DJ’s dedicated to delivering jazz and film to Southern Maine.

Join JAM for a free screening of the film Anita O’Day, The Life of a Jazz Singer

WMPG celebrates Women’s History Month

Every day 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, whose fame ranges from actress, author to activist.

The Excellence of Black Women in Music

In honor of Black History Month, WMPG reviewed the lives and contributions of Black icons to American pop culture by supplementing our usual programming with special shows, featured guest artists and additional on-air content throughout February. Now, as Black History Month comes to a close and Women’s History Month approaches, we invite our readers and listeners to look back on the excellence and influence of black women in the music industry.

Recovery and Love- Monday Valentines 5pm show with The ROCC

Plan to tune in, call-in, and make your requests and dedications to your special somebody. Join Chris from USM’s ROCC, Recovery Orientated Camus Center and we look at love and recovery. Call 207-780-4909. We’ll be spinning great music from 5-6:30pm

 

 

T-Shirt Design competition

T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION
WMPG is looking for new design(s) for our 2022 t-shirts.

Brief:

Reflecting the spirit of WMPG radio, community, etc, the design can be a cartoon, line drawing, whatever style you like. Don’t worry about logo, text if you don’t have any…we will add that later.

Specs:

Ideally no more than 7 x 7inches (ish) and 300dpi. Preferably submit as an Illustrator or Photoshop file though jpeg/pdf works.
If this means nothing to you, don’t worry about this.  Just send us your design and we’ll take care of the rest.

Send your work to development@wmpg.org by 15 Feb.

Some of our current artwork is here

What do you get in return?

    1. You get to see your image on our 2022 fundraising merchandise.
    2. Free WMPG swag.
    3. Gratitude from all WMPG and volunteers.
    4. If you are a business, we’d be happy to give you trade exchange for on-air promotion.
  • 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.

    You can hear them all again right here:
    Billie Holiday, Leonard Cummings, Macon Bolling Allen, Harriet Tubman, Nelson Mandela, Shirley Chisholm, Marsha P. Johnson, Gordon Parks, Jackie Robinson, Mary Mcleod Bethune, Josephine Baker, Gerald Talbot, Duke Ellington,

    Nina Simone