Posts Categorized: News

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.

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!

Annella celebrated Women’s music on Sunday March 14th – listen to archive!

On Sunday March 14th on Cool Britannia (Sunday morning 10:30am), Annella celebrated women in music and the cultural contributions to music across recent decades. From Dusty to Duffy and Siouxsie to Savages. Check it out here! Cool Britannia– #wmpg #coolbritannia #womenshistorymonth.

On Cool Britannia (Sunday morning10.30am), Annella celebrates women in music and the cultural contributions to music across recent decades.

Charlie Sea had a New Wave Post Punk Sleepover with guest DJ Paul Eeno Thursday 1-4am!

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.

Charlie Sea will have Guest DJ Paul Eeno in the virtual studio for the All Mixed Up New Wave Post Punk Sleepover

WMPG celebrates Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras with MUSIC and a VIRTUAL party: Tuesday, February 16

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.

Valentine’s Day Recovery Music Special 2pm

On Sunday February 14th from 2-3:30pm, we bring you a collaborative music show between WMPG and The ROCC. USM’s recovery oriented campus center. Please call-in your requests 207-780-4909 or call in and talk to us about what you LOVE about recovery.

WMPG presented King Middle School’s Matinicus 8 team’s podcasts.

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:

King Middle School's Podcasts broadcast on WMPG
King Middle School's Podcasts broadcast on WMPG.

WMPG’s Blunt Youth Radio offers Free 6-Week Audio Workshops!

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.

WMPG's Blunt Youth Radio is offering a FREE 6-week audio workshop

“We don’t need no Fascist” on Left Of The Dial

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!

WMPG's Left Of The Dial
We Don't Need No Fascist!

Music of Words – 10 Songs all over 6 minutes!


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!

Long songs promo- Music of Words -Sat 1-9-21 from 630am-8am

The Homelessness Marathon Radio Show Dec 9th

WMPG  aired the 22nd annual Homelessness Marathon on  December 9th from 6-10pm. Four hours of conversation where we’ll hear the voices of people living in Poverty and Homelessness. If you missed  you can listen here.

USM Nursing Graduation Broadcast by WMPG – missed it , listen to it here!

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.

USM School of Nursing Graduation 2020

Jazz at the Movies

WMPG’s Jazz movie series (JAM) is co-sponsoring a film with the Portland Museum of Art. Plan to watch “Jazz on a Summer Day” either virtually or in person at Thompson’s Point on August 21 and 22nd. For more info go to: www.portlandmuseum.org/films.