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WMPG’s Spring Fling Battle of the Bands!

Calling all USM students! Are you or someone else you know from USM in a band? Do you want to prove to the ENTIRE university that YOU have the best band of all at USM? WMPG and SEAL’s SPRING FLING BATTLE OF THE BANDS happens on Friday April 19th @ 7:00 PM in Lower Brooks on the Gorham Campus. Bands register by clicking on the flyer and scanning the QR code. Band winner will get…

Battle of the Bands
Battle of the Bands

WMPG’s Jazz At The Movies present the film – Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blue

WMPG’s Jazz At The Movies and the Portland Conservatory of Music are pleased to present the documentary “Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues,” an eye opening look at one of the 20th century’s most beloved celebrities, the world famous trumpeter and vocalist Louis Armstrong, as drawn from his decades of personal scrapbooks, tapes and private journals. You know his voice and you know his music, but do you really know the man himself? Come join us…

WMPG’s Jazz At The Movies and the Portland Conservatory of Music are pleased to present the documentary “Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues,” an eye opening look at one of the 20th century’s most beloved celebrities, the world famous trumpeter and vocalist Louis Armstrong, as drawn from his decades of personal scrapbooks, tapes and private journals. You know his voice and you know his music, but do you really know the man himself? Come join us Saturday, April 27th at 6:45 pm for a short introductory talk and Sacha Jenkins Jammie’s illuminating film about the celebrated jazz trumpeter Satchmo. “Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues” is a revealing, behind the scenes portrait of an artist whose public persona as a cultural ambassador often conflicted with his painful struggle as a black man in the racially segregated United States. “Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues” tells us the true story of this great jazz man in his very own words. Tickets are FREE and no reservations are necessary. Saturday, April 27th, 6:45 pm, at The Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St., Portland

Begathon! Spring fundraiser Update

Begathon Dates: March 20 – 26th As of Tuesday at 6pm, we estimate we are at about $40,000. Thank you! Spring is in the air, and so is the buzz of excitement at WMPG as we kick off Begathon! As one of the vibrant heartbeats of our university community, WMPG plays a vital role in bringing diverse voices, music, and stories to the airwaves. And again, we are asking for your financial support….

Power back on! Transmitter back on.

Our transmitter is back at full power. A huge thanks to our volunteers who have been outstanding in their help to keep us going. Our Spring Begathon fundraiser is still ongoing and your support is more crucial than ever. Your generous donations help keep WMPG running smoothly and enable us to continue providing you with quality programming. DONATE TODAY

Transmitter is back on!
WMPG is back transmitting at full strength!

UPDATE: Tonight at 7PM! The War of the Worlds Broadcast on WMPG

UPDATE: Tune in to 90.9 on the FM dial or click “listen now” at the top of our webpage to hear the broadcast of The War of the Worlds tonight, March 22nd at 7 pm. Didn’t catch the broadcast? 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…

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

Dr. Idella Glenn on Intercultural Insights — Read the article here!

On her most recent episode of Intercultural Insights, Dr. Idella Glenn sat with Bob Greene, a former journalist and teacher of Maine’s Black history at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Dr. Glenn is one of four hosts of Intercultural Insights and her segment of the show airs on the third Tuesday of every month. On the first Tuesday, you can hear Rose Barboza on the Black Owned Maine Podcast. On the second Tuesday, Dr. David…

Jazz at the Movies in March

The Jazz at the Movies team are back with another free screening. Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band will screen on March 30th at 7pm at the Portland Conservatory of Music. One of the greatest jazz pianists, composers, and arrangers of all time, Mary Lou Williams was a walking history of jazz. A child prodigy who could play everything from classical to boogie woogie and swing, to bebop and beyond, Williams was…

DJ Shaxx karaoke weather reports

DJ Shaxx gives us the weather report in an unconventional way – the karaoke weather report!  He has added his karaoke weather reports in a youtube channel. Check them out here

DJ Shaxx
DJ Shaxx