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ROCC & Recovery live on WMPG – this Thursday 3:30-5pm

This past Thursday the Recovery Oriented Campus Center and WMPG radio featured music, stories of recovery, and conversations about getting support. We were taking call-ins throughout the broadcast. Many called in to share a few words or to request a song that has inspired you in tough times. Missed the show – Click here to listen to archive.

ROCC & Recovery & WMPG - this Thursday 3:30-5pm - live on WMPG
ROCC & Recovery live on WMPG - this Thursday 3:30-5pm

WMPG Record/CD Sale postponed until spring

We hate to do this again but due to the increase in Covid-19 cases we are postponing our annual Record/CD sale until the spring. We are still accepting donations for the sale but unfortunately we just have to be careful with this and as anyone who has been knows, it gets very crowded at the sales tables. We are sorry to have to do it but better safe than sorry! We hope to see you in the spring and thanks for your understanding.

WMPG Record/CD sale postponed until spring due to covid
Sorry - due to Covid-19 we are postponing until spring 2022.

WMPG seeks Listener Reps for our Advisory Board! Apply today – deadline 10/6/2021


WMPG’S Advisory Board is seeking WMPG listeners from the Southern Maine Community to act as a representation of WMPG’s audience. Listener Representatives are full board members and as such participate in formulating station policy and long range planning. These are two-year positions with meetings held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm usually on the USM Portland campus but until further notice via Zoom.

WMPG Lisener Representative Needed

Lou Barlow live in the studio

On Tuesday, August 10th, Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh and Folk Implosion) stopped by WMPG for an exclusive interview and performance with DJ Shaxx (Left of the Dial).

Barlow discussed touring, songwriting, family life and played songs from his recent album, Reason to Live.

Left of the Dial

Celebration of Life for Suzanne, WMPG’s “Red Hot & Blues Lady”

Please join us for a Celebration of Life for Suzanne Walcott, Evenin Sun’s Red Hot and Blues Lady. Lenny’s,1274 Bridgton Rd, in Westbrook, Me 04092, will host the gathering at 3pm on August 19th 2021. Musical instruments, joyful expressions and tributes are encouraged. In addition to her volunteer work at WMPG, Suzanne was a former Art teacher, an avid world traveler, visual artist, and animal communicator. She had more talents than we all knew about! Please RSVP at rubysimkoff@gmail.com( I am ordering appetizer platters, we will have a cash bar). Thanks

Intro to Audio Making with Blunt Youth Radio

Calling all Middle and High-schoolers! Join the Portland Public Library and Blunt Youth Radio for a workshop to learn how to make your own audio stories about the topics that matter to you! You’ll use professional audio recording equipment, conduct audio interviews, and edit your interviews into a polished audio story. Beginners are welcome! 

Jim Pinfold’s Reasonable Music returns for the summer!

Just in time for summer’s start we are pleased to announce that WMPG’s long-time program Reasonable Music returns to the airwaves. Tune in every Monday morning from 6:30-8:30am for the eclectic programming Jim is famous for! What is Reasonable Music you have to ask, tune in to find out and click here to watch and smile as he prepares! Jim Pinfold prepares for Reasonable Music

Reasonable Music on WMPG Monday's starting at 6:30am

Pride Portland take over on WMPG June 19th – noon to 5pm

Pride Portland WMPG Takeover! Join us on June 19th from 12-5pm for the Pride Portland take over on 90.9 WMPG. We’ll be playing a mix of new releases from Queer artists and dance floor classics to get you in the spirit of pride.

Pride Portland WMPG Takeover!

Spirit of Music – Summer Concert Series

Time to get back to going out to live music performances. On every Sunday this summer you can catch a band performing outdoors at the Maine Craft Distillery in Portland. WMPG talked to Michael Gatlin who has organized this series.

The USM’s ROCC Radio hour on WMPG – Tuesday March 30th – archived for you.

On Tuesday March 30th WMPG presented the ROCC Radio Hour – with Chris Corson the Program Coordinator for the ROCC and Keith Danner, Counselor from USM’s Health and Counseling. ROCC stands for Recovery Oriented Campus Center from USM. They had an in-depth discussion on a number of things including how Covid-19 has impacted students and their mental health and substance abuse. Missed the show? No problem – click here to listen to archive.

ROCC Radio Hour – Recovery Oriented Campus Center from USM – on WMPG!