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Fall 2020 Begathon Online, Fun…But Not Done.

Greetings and Gratitude, WMPG Supporters! Still need to raise a bit more… 

WMPG’s Weeklong Fall 2020 Online Begathon has concluded, and we can report a “thus-far” fundraising total of about $40,000. We are grateful for every donation and every donor. You are what makes Community Radio strong!!

Our goal for this campaign is still $55,000; this is to fund our basic operating budget. No extras or luxuries included. 

We know that some folks missed donating at Begathon, and new gifts are arriving daily… So we’ll continue asking our fabulous fans to visit WMPG.org and click the donate button to use your debit or credit card (OR your PayPal account)to make your donation to support free speech, locally-made radio (currently made from the homes of hundreds of volunteer DJs and Producers) right here in southern Maine.

WMPG Fall Online Begathon Oct 19 to 25

WELCOME BACK USM STUDENTS!

WMPG welcomes the return of USM students to campus! My, how we have missed you!!

WMPG is accepting applications for work-study positions, both present here at the station AND for remote work. Contact Jim Rand, stationmanager@wmpg.org
MORE OPPORTUNITIES…

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

WMPG Celebrates Jazz Legend Charlie Parker’s 100th Birthday

WMPG Celebrates Jazz Legend Charlie Parker’s 100th Birthday

Ushering in the Be Bop era, with his improvisational lyrical crisp alto saxophone, Charlie Parker’s impact on jazz reverberates to this day.  “Bird’s” songs are timeless.  August 29 would have been his 100th birthday & to honor this giant of jazz WMPG DJ’s will be celebrating Parker’s music the week of August 24.  Here are the shows serving up slices of Bird.

WMPG's Celebrates Charlie Parker's 100th Birthday

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.

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.

Leyla Hashi 2020 USM Student Commencement Speaker
Leyla Hashi - the 2020 USM Student Commencement Speaker & former WMPG Intern

WMPG to Broadcast MECA’s Salt’s Spring ’20 Final Show on May 7th from 7-9pm

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 partners with MECA's Salt Program to broadcast Salt’s Spring ‘20 Final Show, “All Things Reconsidered,”

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WMPG celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage Movement

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.

Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Radio Celebration! Tune in Sunday!

The Harp & Bard Irish Radio Program w/Jim Ward is returning to 90.9 WMPG-FM on Sunday, March 15th from 10:30am to 3:30pm (est) for a Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Radio Celebration!

This one-time special is in celebration of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday on March 17th and will feature great Irish music and legends of the Irish music scene from Greater Boston and Ireland!