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WMPG Music Yard Sale – Sunday August 11th – 10am to 2pm

It’s time for the WMPG Music Yard Sale! It happens on Sunday, August 11th from 10am to 2pm! The location is right in WMPG’s own driveway and back-yard. We are located at 92 Bedford Street on the USM Portland campus. To make the sale a success we need your donations! Clear away those Records, CDs, Turntables, Amplifiers and Speakers taking up space! You can drop them off at the radio station or have our crack…

WMPG Summer Music Yard Sale - Sunday August 11th at WMPG studios 92 Bedford Street Portland Maine from 10am to 2pm.

WMPG Film winning awards for An Extraordinary Place

WMPG has won awards for Tom Bell’s documentary – An Extraordinary Place. Have you seen our film, An Extraordinary Place ?  If not, now’s the time. The film, which explores our wonderful station’s history and present day community, has been, and will be playing at multiple film festivals across the country and even internationally! You can find our film nominated and playing at these festivals: June 20th, New York True Venture Film Festival in New York for Official Selection Screening June 20th 12.00 –…

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…

WMPG Public Affairs Shows Poster

Thanks for your Begathon donations

We were truly overwhelmed by your incredible generosity during our recent Spring fundraiser. We faced some challenges due to being off the air during the winter storm but I’m pleased to share that we anticipate reaching $55,000 of our $60,000 goal.  Your support ensures that we can continue to bring you the radio shows you love. Thank you for investing in community radio!  From all the team here at WMPG, a big thank you.

Jazz at the Movies back with a film about Ellis Marsalis Jnr

A Jazz Icon’s Legacy Lives On Our Jazz at the Movies (JAM) DJ’s bring another free screening of a film on jazz. Ellis: The Life and Complicated Times of Pianist, Ellis Marsalis Jnr will be screened at the Portland Conservatory of Music on Saturday, May 18th at 7.00pm This is a story of jazz, a jazz musician, and a city known for its jazz. It is also a story of how one man transcended racial injustices he faced from…

Jazz at the Movies
Jazz at the Movies

WMPG’s Battle of the Bands at USM’s Gorham Campus

Last weekend, the University of Southern Maine’s Gorham campus became a hotspot for music enthusiasts as WMPG’s Battle of the Bands contest unfolded, delivering a night of pulsating rhythms and soul-stirring melodies. As an avid supporter of local talent, I was eager to witness the magic, and the event did not disappoint. Here’s a glimpse into the electrifying performances and the standout winners who stole the show. From the first chord to the final encore,…

One Hundred Thorns
One Hundred Thorns

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

Women’s History Month — Daily Audio Features

In honor of Women’s History Month, WMPG is proud to spotlight remarkable women in our community and around the world. Throughout March, we’re dedicating each day to telling the story of one of the many women trailblazers, activists, artists, leaders, and unsung heroes who have shaped our world. Tune in to hear our daily audio features or listen to them below! Marie Curie Flannery O’Connor Quinta Brunson June Mckenzie Jennifer Roe Gloria Steinem Michelle Zauner  Angela Davis  Michelle Yeoh Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Toni Morrison Jessica Meir Josephine Baker Margaret E. Knight Margaret Chase Smith Tu Youyou Rose Marasco Karen Carpenter