Posts Categorized: Programming

WMPG Celebrates Pride today and every day

Happy Pride month! At WMPG, we proudly celebrate the diversity, resilience and vibrant culture of our LGBTQ+ community. We believe that diversity enriches our community and enhances our collective strength through our programming and we are dedicated to creating a safe and supportive space where everyone can express themselves. We aim to educate, inspire, and foster sense of belonging for all individuals regardless of their gender, identity, sexual orientation, or background. Happy Pride today and…

Happy Pride from WMPG

Spotlight on Public Affairs shows on WMPG

Do you know about our amazing Public Affairs shows? WMPG is putting the spotlight on our incredible public affairs shows. Focused on bringing together and informing the Greater Portland Community, these seven shows are connecting us with what’s going on in our community, and we’d love for you to give them a listen. First up in the week is Community Voices for Change, with host Richard Rudolph, airing Mondays at 11:30 AM. In his talk…

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The War of the Worlds Broadcast on WMPG

If you missed the broadcast of The War of the Worlds tonight on March 22nd you can listen to the full performance here:  The War of the Worlds. The USM Department of Theatre invites the community to a live performance of their first radio theatre production, The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Script.   This infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, vividly tracks a martian invasion through the eyes of a reporter and a scientist…

War of the Worlds Radio Drama
War of the Worlds Radio Drama

St. Patrick’s Day on WMPG

This year on St. Paddy’s Day tune in for some Irish programming: 8:30-10am: St. Patrick’s Day Craic with Annella ( the Morning Beat ) & Grainne! 10-11:30am: Sham-Rock Lobstah with DJ MA! 2:00-8:00pm: The Harp and Bard Irish Radio Program St. Patrick’s Day Special! with Jim

St Paddys Day on WMPG
St Paddys Day on WMPG

Hispanic Heritage Month

Latine (or Latinx) Heritage Month takes place on September 15 to October 15 WMPG will be paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our community throughout our programming. Audio features throughout our programming Regular programming Saturdays 10.00am – Rosita’s Latinos Sunday – 11.30am  Pablo Cebollon – A La Vista/Sergio Cahueque – Our Latin Thing Other programming   Wednesday, Sept 20th at 7.30am, USM-er, Michelle Vazquez Jacobus and graduate…

Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month

Memphis Lighting interview with Bill and Rick

On The Night Train Show next Wednesday, August 16, from 2:30 to 3 pm, Rick and Bill will be conducting a live interview with the two founding members of the local Blues-Rock band, Memphis Lightning. In the WMPG on-air studio will be singer and guitarist Darren “Lightnin” Thiboutot and his father, “Big Red,” who is also the band’s bass player and background singer. These two very talented musicians, along with their 4-member band, have been…

New home-share program for asylum seekers

On yesterday’s Let’s Connect Greater Portland radio show, Grier Miskell from the Quality Housing Coalition and Aaron Geyer, Director of Social Services for the City of Portland spoke to Tom Bell about a new home-share program to provide housing for asylum seekers who on Aug. 16 could be homeless when the Portland Expo shelter shuts down. Listen here: Lets-connect Radio – Home Share Program

Pride at WMPG

WMPG honors and celebrates Pride.  June will see special programming from our DJ’s and hosts. Pride Portland is on June 17th. Wed, June 14th The Morning Beat’s Big Gay Disco with Annella 6.30am – 8.30am Thursday, June 15th,  5pm – Mind Fuzz NY Mike will play sets devoted to LGBTQ+ artists in rock n roll. Saturday June 17th – Rainbow Reflections  – see archive below – recorded archives in parts (due to being unable to…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

WMPG is proud to be a home for all different music, from different cultures all around the world. September 15th marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.  This month, we hope you too will celebrate the Hispanic community WMPG has three great DJ’s playing Latin music: Saturday mornings at 9- 10:30 AM sing along with Rosita for her show “ Latinos ”. Saturday evenings from 5-7 PM DJ Glaisma invites you to her show “ En Danza ”,…

Black History Month Highlights at WMPG

February is Black History Month , and with that in mind, WMPG will be broadcasting special shows with featured guest artists and additional on-air content throughout February.   This is supplementing our usual programming with the specific focus of highlighting the art, lived experiences, and perspectives of the Black community. Some of our programming highlights for the month of February which will focus on the Black experience and music by Black artists include: Monday Morning Theatre Cruise  (Show Tunes) – The Night…