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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 Lisener Representative Needed

Puppets are taking over Portland this September 20-25

WMPG is proud to be a media sponsor of Puppets In Portland (PiP) – a  city-wide festival of international puppetry arts in Portland, Maine, presented by our friends over at Mayo Street Arts.  Six days of world-class performances, workshops, a parade, and more.

Krystal Zebra Masks - Puppets in Portland

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

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.”

Summer 2022 Neighbourhood Block Parties

We hosted WMPG’s summer neighborhood block parties this summer.  We had great youth and family participation at each event and it was fun to collaborate with other partnership organisations.

Shout out to our food vendors – Quiero Café, Soul Food Paradise and Leonardo’s Pizza and to sponsors Bangor Savings Bank and What Mama Wants podcast for your generous support.  Thanks to Fun Town Splashtown, Maine Wildlife Park and everyone else who contributed items for raffle prizes. Thanks to WMPG volunteer DJ’s –  DJ Jon,  DJ BC, DJ Luc for spinning tunes during the events.

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 lot of American pop songs that are fun for kids to dance to and are just about love.”  DJ Jon.

DJ Jon - host of K-Pop
Photo: Annella

WMPG’s Jazz at the Movies: Thomas Chapin: Night Bird Song

Sunday July 17th at 7pm WMPG’s Jazz at the Movies and the Portland Conservatory of Music will be showing the movie Thomas Chapin: Night Bird Song.

The film is an excellent portrait of the amazing life of Thomas Chapin’s and his incredibly talented musical compositions and performances. The drummer in his trio, Michael Sarin will join us for a Q&A following the film.

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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.

WMPG Summer Driveway Record Sale – July 9th

After taking a break on the WMPG Record Sale due to the pandemic, we are doing one this summer! Not the big one scheduled for November 2022 but a smaller, scaled version right at WMPG!

On Saturday, July 9th from 10am to 3pm we are setting up in the WMPG driveway! Crazy huh! Should be fun and with tables full of LPs and CDs just waiting for you! Come find the usual hidden treasures and support WMPG! WMPG is located at 92 Bedford Street in Portland.

Record-Sale-July
Record-Sale-July

Underwriter Profile: Ocean View at Falmouth

20 Blueberry Lane
Falmouth, Maine 04105
207-781-4460

Ocean View at Falmouth sponsors Amjambo Time at WMPG, Radio from the University of Southern Maine.

Ocean View at Falmouth
Ocean View at Falmouth