Posts Categorized: News

1st Day of Begathon – Fall 2022

Today, we kicked off our fall fundraiser! Every day our volunteer DJ’s and radio hosts bring passion and knowledge to WMPG. Our DJ’S curate fabulous playlists and bring you the best music that you don’t tend to hear on commercial stations. We deliver independent news and bring you great talk and public affairs shows. We train the next generation of audio producers, both from the University of Southern Maine and from our Southern Maine community….

WMPG seeks Listener Reps for our Advisory Board! Apply today – deadline 10/7/2022

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 on the USM Portland campus. WMPG LISTENER REP 2022 application DOC WMPG LISTENER REP 2022 application PDF   Email completed application to Stationmanager@wmpg.org Or Mail to: WMPG Listener Rep Search 96 Falmouth St. Portland, ME…

WMPG Lisener Representative Needed

USM’s ROCC and WMPG- live remote broadcast

The month of September is National Recovery Month. Chris Corson, the Director os USM’s Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCCA) states: “individuals I believe, we are all recovering from something: relationships with people, food, Covid 19, the stress of being away from home the first time, the passing of a loved one, substance use, and anxiety just to name a few.” Please check the USM ROCC calendar for groups and social activities this month. And coming…

DJ Jon featured in the Portland Press Herald

DJ Jon was featured in the Portland Press Herald at the weekend where he discussed his love of K-Pop. DJ Jon hosts K-Pop Mega Mix on Tuesdays at 4pm on 90.9FM. We are proud to have him here at WMPG. “It seems that most of the music for kids that age are songs about frogs and baby sharks, then it goes straight into hip-hop songs about heroin or violence,” said Hawkins, 51, of Portland. “There aren’t a…

DJ Jon - host of K-Pop
Photo: Annella

Get the WMPG App – listen to WMPG easily anywhere!

Stay connected to WMPG anywhere with our WMPG app for your mobile device! The WMPG Community Radio app is now available to download for IOS & Android Use the mobile app to listen live, check out our recent programs and podcasts. “The WMPG app is an excellent and easy-to-access platform for our listeners to check out our show archives, listen to podcasts, and, of course, live stream our on-air programs”, said Jim Rand, the WMPG station manager….

WMPG collaborates with Portland Ovations

WMPG has partnered with Portland Ovations to be a media sponsor of a great evening of dance.  Hour Wolf in the Lighthouse is a collaborative dance work between Portland, Maine choreographers Riley Watts and Heather Stewart, and is the debut performance of the little house dance company. An interactive performance on states of mourning and the physical mind, Hour Wolf in the Lighthouse features the founding members of little house dance, with music by Watts, Aindulmedir, and Marc Bartissol aka…

Amjambo Time- May Episode heard in full

Our monthly news program Amjambo Time didn’t air in full due to a computer problem. Big apologies – so we present the entire 30 minute program here. We will also rebroadcast the entire program next Friday May 20th at 7pm. Many thanks to reporter Jean Damascene and everyone at the newspaper Amjambo Africa and our sponsor Ocean View at Falmouth

Amjambo Time

Foreign language PSA’s about covid vaccines and testing

WMPG is partnering with Maine Access Immigrant Network to bring some important information about services available to immigrants for Covid testing and free Covid vaccinations. We are running audio messages on-air in six different languages. You can also hear the messages here. English   Somali   Arabic   French   Lingala   Swahili

USM student commencement speeches

It’s commencement time here at USM. While one student was selected to speak at Saturdays ceremony, many other students submitted their own speeches and we wanted you to hear a few of the finalists. Please meet these incredible students! Listen to their speech: James Joseph Listen to their speech Zoe Bernardi  

WMPG Podcast Series Highlights

In addition to our wide range of talk show programming, WMPG is also host to a large number of podcasts! Between heritage and community-related content, educational and political broadcasts, and more easygoing programming based around the sharing of personal beliefs and stories, there’s something for all our listeners to enjoy in our vast collection of podcast series. Get some perspective on our shows straight from the DJs that host them. OSA Podcast “O.S.A. Podcast” looks…

Record Store Day Replay

This past Saturday was the 15th annual Record Store Day (RSD), an event celebrated all over the world. Most Mainers know that Record Store Day began with a conversation and email exchange with Chris Brown from Bull Moose and music industry folks and a desire to celebrate independent record stores like people did within the comic industry. “It is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together…

Record Store Day preview

Jazz at the Movies (Portland Music Conservatory)

This Saturday April 30th is International Jazz Day and WMPG JAM – (Jazz at the Movies) will be celebrating by showing a brand new documentary movie “The Modern Jazz Quartet from Residency to Legacy”. This movie has only been shown a few times to the general public.  The Director of the film, George Schuller, will be joining us in person to share his experience and answer your questions. How cool is that!  On top of all…

16 Featured WMPG Talk Shows and Podcasts

In case you’ve been missing out on some of our diverse and informative talk show programming here on WMPG, here are 16 of the best featured programs on our regular broadcasting schedule. You can tune in live or listen to a show’s back catalogue right from our website. MONDAYS OUT Cast @ 1-1:30pm “OUT Cast” is a half-hour talk show addressing a broad range of issues of interest to the LGBTQ+ community here in Maine, both topical…

WMPG’s Battle of the Bands –

Calling all USM students! Are you or someone else you know from USM in a band? Do you want to prove to the ENTIRE university that YOU have the best band of all at USM????? WMPG and SEAL’s SPRING FLING BATTLE OF THE BANDS happens on Thursday April 21st @ 7:00 PM in Lower Brooks on the Gorham Campus. More info and to sign up click here !

WMPG's Battle of the Bands

Off the Air today at 11am- Transmitter Upkeep

WMPG’s transmitter needs maintenance, and we may be off air at 11am for an hour or two. You can listen on-line our on our free app until we get back to our radio signal. Thanks for understanding.

Amjambo Time – George Bugadu chats with Chellie Pingree

Tonight’s show at 7pm Amjambo Africa’s Georges Bugadu talks with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree about the asylum seeking process and the federal rule about waiting for work permits. —————————————— Madeleine Saucier of MIRC talks to us on Amjambo Time about the food program in the motels. ———————————————- Rwandans and friends around the world are commemorating the genocide against the Tutsi that took place in Rwanda and killed close to one million people in 1994. The president…

Amjambo Time

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…

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 And thank you for supporting 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 Date: 31st March 2022 at 7pm Where: Cove St Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland Click here for tickets – tickets limited to 50 only Masks required!