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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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org( I am ordering appetizer platters, we will have a cash bar). Thanks
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!
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
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.
Hey everyone – it was time for a New Wave Post Punk Sleepover! Charlie Sea had Guest DJ Paul Eeno in the virtual studio for the All Mixed Up New Wave Post Punk Sleepover Thursday Morning February 25th – 1-4am. Missed it – have a listen at Charlie’s program page. Click here for archive.
LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER!!
IT’S MARDI GRAS!
AND YOU KNOW HOW WMPG LOVES MARDI GRAS!!
This is the time of year that local restaurants start to plan their best Cajun creations for the WMPG Fat Tuesday party. But it’s 2021, and we’re in a different world. Worry not! Nothing will stop Mardi Gras, not even Covid.
King Middle School’s The Matinicus 8 team recently wrote, recorded, and published podcasts as a final product for their Four Freedoms expedition. Students researched a social justice issue and then collaborated with peers and podcast experts to express their views. The student’s podcasts were broadcasted live on WMPG on Tuesday 1/19 and Thursday 1/21 from 10:30-12:00. The podcasts are available here!
Click here to listen to Tuesday’s Broadcast:
Click here to listen to Thursday’s Broadcast:
Yes it is true! WMPG’s Blunt Youth Radio offers Free 6-Week Audio Workshops! Have you been trying to figure out how to amplify your voice in the Youth Climate Movement? WMPG’s Blunt Youth Radio is offering a FREE 6-week audio workshop to help high school-aged youth develop the skills to record, edit, and share audio to support their climate work.
DJ Shax presented his “We don’t need no Fascist” edition of Left Of The Dial on Wednesday Jan 13Th. Missed the show – and want to sing along with him, go to the show’s web page for archives! Linky!
On Saturday January 9th’s Music of Words show where James explored songs all greater than 6 minutes! What – you can’t do that on radio…well we do at WMPG. Listen if you missed it, go to the program page at Music of Words for the program archive!
WMPG was happy to broadcast a Covid-19 style graduation ceremony held recently for USM School of Nursing. If you missed it – check it out by clicking links below.
Click here for the audio recording from the event.
Click here for a brief video clip of the event.
Click here for another brief video clip of the event.