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USM Music Professor Amanda Roswick interviewed on WMPG – USM Faculty Jazz Ensemble – Sunday Night!

University of Southern Maine Music Professor Amanda Roswick was interviewed this week on WMPG by DJs Bill Audette and Rockin’ Rick on their The Night Train Show.

This Sunday night, Amanda will be performing live at the USM Jazz Ensemble at Corthell Hall in Gorham.

USM Music Professor Amanda Roswick

WMPG wins at the Maine Associations of Broadcasters Awards

2021 ended nicely for us as WMPG picked up 3 awards at the MAB’s (Maine Association of Broadcasters)

1st Place in Features
Offline – Wednesdays 7pm, Dan Bernard and Michael Townsend  Listen to an episode here:

Martin Luther King Jr. day

Monday January 17th Martin Luther King Special 5-7pm. Produced by Michael Cutting.
Tuesday January 19th The Alternative Route 3-5pm. a music show dedicated to MLK
Wednesday January 19th Left of the Dial be doing an MLK Jr. inspired show.

African-born radio host to pilot “Amjambo Time”

On January 14, Amjambo Africa and University of Southern Maine radio station WMPG will launch “Amjambo Time” as part of WMPG’s new Global Mainers initiative. Hosted by radio professional and Amjambo Africa News Editor Jean Damascène Hakuzimana, three pilot episodes of “Amjambo Time” will broadcast once a month in January, February, and March, on Fridays at 7 p.m.

Amjambo Time

Get the WMPG App – listen to WMPG easily anywhere!

Stay connected to WMPG anywhere with our new app for your mobile device!

The WMPG Community Radio app is now available to download for IOS & Android

We are excited to launch our new mobile app – listen live and check out our recent programs and podcasts.

Left of the Dial and a very punky, reggae Christmas –

DJ Shaxx wishes you a punky, reggae Christmas! Perhaps the best holiday music playlist you’ve never heard! Something eclectic on 90.9FM / REQUEST LINE: (207) 780-4909.
Wanna hear the show? Go here to listen to the archive!

Left of the Dial - Punky Christmas

Angus King – guest on WMPG’s Friendly Fire

Recently, Maine’s first independent senator Angus King was a guest on WMPG’s  Friendly Fire: A Voice for Veterans.

Host Don Kimball and the senator discussed the Afghanistan war. The theme of the show was “The longest war in American history – at what cost?” Missed the show – click here to listen.

Photo Credit: Angus King Facebook Page

WMPG broadcasts Salt’s Fall 2021 Final Show “Survival”

The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at MECA presents their 2021 Final Show, “Survival”.   Salt will premiere twenty new audio stories – a debut of original short films and audio documentaries from Salt students.

Keyboard Fantasies (Film) with Kafari

Keyboard Fantasies The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story screening with an opening set by Kafari! (7pm. the film will start at 8pm). As a sci-fi obsessed woman living in near isolation, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released Keyboard Fantasies in Huntsville, Ontario back in 1986. Recorded in an Atari-powered home-studio, the cassette featured seven tracks of a curious folk-electronica hybrid, a sound realised far before its time. Three decades on, the musician – now Glenn Copeland – began to receive emails from people across the world, thanking him for the music they’d recently discovered. Courtesy of a rare-record collector in Japan, a reissue of Keyboard Fantasies and subsequent plays by Four Tet, Caribou and more, the music had finally found its audience two generations down the line. “There is something essential and centering about Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s music.”  The New York Times “Beverly Glenn-Copeland is a synth-folk pioneer and transgender icon.”  Pitchfork “This film, this artist, this music, this story: all rare gems — see this film.”  Film Thread Hosted by Space and co-hosted by WMPG’s  Jazz at the Movies
Space Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland, ME
Dec 8th 2021

Robin Lynn Behl – author of Price Per Barrel, The Human Cost of Extraction – Thursday 7:30pm on WMPG

On Thursday Dec 2nd, 7:30 pm WMPG’s Community Voices For Change will interview Robin Lynn Behl whose book Price Per Barrel, The Human Cost of Extraction has just been published by North Dakota University Press. It’s about boomtowns in North America and the work that first responders do in those communities -EMT’s, Firefighters, Police, Dispatchers and other front line workers. Listen locally at 90.9fm or online at – miss the show, go to CVFC for archive of show.
#wmpg #usm #nfcb #weru

Price Per Barrel, The Human Cost of Extraction by Robin Lynn Behl