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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… Read more »
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 wmpg.org – miss the show, go to CVFC for… Read more »
Join us this Thursday as the Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC) and WMPG present a 90 minute event featuring music, stories of recovery around the Thanksgiving holiday. Call in and request a song that has a special meaning to you or just share a few words at (207)780-4909. That is this Thursday starting at 3pm!
In the Arts with Shoni Currier airs on Thursdays at 1pm. Due to a technical glitch, there was an error in broadcasting todays episode with Shoni and her guests which featured discussions around a new arts space in Freeport, Meeting House Arts. So here’s the show, give it a listen and find out about events at this new space.
This past Friday, there was a panel discussion on Education & Equity, moderated by Lisa Savage and featuring: John Hinck – District 2 Candidate Victoria Pelletier – District 2 Candidate Travis Curran – At Large Candidate Roberto Rodriquez – At Large Candidate Thanks to Portland Media Center who produced this event WMPG was able to broadcast it. Missed it – click here to hear it on our archives .
from Into the Wilderness This November 2, there will be a referendum on the ballet that will ask Maine voters, “Do you want to ban the construction of high-impact electric transmission lines in the Upper Kennebec Region and to require the Legislature to approve all other such projects anywhere in Maine, both retroactively to 2020, and to require the Legislature, retroactively to 2014, to approve by a two-thirds vote such projects using public land?” According… Read more »
Thank you, thank you to all our listeners, supporters and volunteers for putting us over our goal for this Fall’s fundraising week. We feel the love. 🙂 Thanks to Rosemont Market & Bakery , Standard Bakery , Rosemont Food, Holy Donuts for the snacks and Coffee By Design for the coffee! Keep listening!
Join DJ Shaxx for an exclusive interview and performance with alternative rock legend, ROBYN HITCHCOCK, this Weds. 3-4pm. Listen live locally at 90.9fm or on-line at WMPG.org. Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration). Since founding… Read more »
WMPG invites businesses and non-profits to become underwriters on our airwaves – both on 90.9FM and on our streaming services. By connecting to WMPG listeners, you will tap into a passionate and community minded population eager to support you. Contact Annella via email for more information.
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… Read more »
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. Missed the show? No problem – listen here
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!… Read more »
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! Lunch is provided, and masks are required. We’re offering two identical workshops for high school students on Tuesday, July 20, and Friday, August 6. Our audio workshop… Read more »
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
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.
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. Click here to listen! more
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.