This Friday’s premier biopic of the First Lady of the American Songbook held in conjunction with the Portland Museum of Art and WMPG’s JAM (Jazz at the Movies): will be available online by going to Portland Museum of Art. Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. Ella: Just One of Those Things follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy.
WMPG Community Radio asks for your support twice each year, and we started doing that on Monday, June 15… But in a “first-ever” for our Community Radio station, we’re doing it all online! You can click here to donate.
WMPG listeners know how it goes: twice a year, we ask you for support for this hyper-local, independent, free speech radio station. The one that belongs to all of us! And you always respond with kindness and generosity, and tell us how this volunteer and student operated radio makes your days better, and is unique on the dial.
HUGE BEGATHON NEWS!
When you make a donation to WMPG, the most important thank-you gift is more of the radio you love. But we do love to send you home with something to remember us by. Here’s an excellent and unique thank-you offer:
USM’s 2020 Student Commencement Speaker former WMPG Intern Leyla Hashi! Listen to her Speech and more!
STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER Leyla Hashi ’20 When Leyla Hashi receives her diploma, like so many classmates she will become the first in her family to complete a college education. It is a special kind of story told over and over again, but Leyla’s journey to University of Southern Maine (USM) and her degree is particularly poignant.
Salt’s Spring ‘20 Final Show, “All Things Reconsidered,” was broadcast on WMPG 90.9 fm radio in Southern Maine. Featuring the Spring 2020 cohort’s collection of Final Project work the show aired Thursday, May 7th. Listen Here
WMPG is excited to announce that our new film program JAZZ AT THE MOVIES will be teaming up with a brand new feature film narrated & produced by Terrence Blanchard. This first run film explores
WMPG is on the air, but we’ve sent our wonderful volunteers home to be socially distant and safe. To keep the great sounds coming to you, we are broadcasting programs from our archives, and trying to sync these programs with the DJs who would be on the air if we were broadcasting live. And you know what? This programming is SO good… We are often reminded that WMPG has some of the best programming in radio, and hearing these shows again really brings it home.
Welcome all to WMPG’s celebration of women’s history month by taking you on a small journey to explore the women’s suffrage movement. This week we be covering this part of our shared history, since this year, 2020 marks the 100 year centennial of women’s access to the democratic practice of voting – the single largest extension of democratic voting rights in American history. How did suffrage activist’s actually win? Who was left out? What did the suffragist look like? And where are we now? This week beginning March 16th tune in Monday-Friday at 8am and 6pm to hear a short audio documentary about the history behind the Suffrage Movement. Thanks to student intern Allegra Shortill and WMPG volunteer Ruby Simkoff for their work on this project.