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Pride at WMPG

WMPG honors and celebrates Pride.  This month we will have special programming from our DJ’s and hosts

Pride Portland is on June 17th.

Saturday June 17th 2023

  • Join Annella and guests for special program facilitated by Megan McGregor (USM) and Steve Bull. June 17th – 8am – 10.30am
    • Guests: Wendy Chapkis, Ren (Pride Portland), Dale McCormick, Lois Reckitt, Dal Maxwell and more.. (to be updated)
    Pilar (NPILAR) and Annella host an hour of music, trivia and chat. 10.30am – 11.30am

    Monday, June 19th – Palme Wine Radio with-D.J. Zachariah 1pm 

    The Persecution of LGBTQ+ Individuals in Africa

    Africa, a continent renowned for its rich cultural diversity and history, unfortunately, remains a challenging place for many LGBTQ+ individuals. Despite significant progress made globally in recognizing and protecting the rights of sexual and gender minorities, a substantial number of African countries still exhibit deep-rooted prejudices and discriminatory practices against the LGBTQ+ community.

Underwriter Profile: Sacred Sun Reiki Studio


Sacred Sun Reiki Studio is located in Portland, Maine and offers a variety of therapeutic reiki services to help you relax, rejuvenate and heal. Book your session today!

WMPG Summer Driveway Record Sale – Saturday June 10th

WMPG Summer Driveway Record/CD Sale!

On Saturday, June 10th 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.

WMPG record sale image
WMPG at Congress Square Live

WMPG Free Since ’73 – WMPG celebrates 50 years on the air! Calling all WMPG Alumni!

WMPG turns 50!

WMPG Free Since ’73! On August 31, 1973 WMPG was born! Well kinda, there’s more to the story than that but that’s when we officially began broadcasting as a FCC licensed radio station.

Sad news about volunteer, Michael Danahy

We received some sad news yesterday that longtime WMPG volunteer, Michael Danahy, has passed away while visiting California.

Michael had his hands in many things over the years here at WMPG, most recently working on the live music show – Local Motives. In the past years he worked with our Development Department, helped with events, served on our Board of Advisors and was a morning DJ on the Quilting Bee show. Michael also was a musician and released his own music.  He had his own record label.

Michael Danahy

WMPG in Congress Square Park

We’ve partnered up with the fine folks of Congress Square Park to bring our eclectic mix of DJ’s to the park.  Every other Thursday, from 5pm-8pm, a few of our DJ’s will be playing music for you at the park.

WMPG at Congress Square Live
WMPG at Congress Square

Spectacular Blues Spectacular at OLS

The WMPG Bluegrass Spectacular returned for a night of, you guessed it, bluegrass.  Pejebscot Station kicked it off with their set, followed by Breakin’ Strings with the World Famous Grassholes headlining this event that was filled with great music, a silent auction, big energy, and a sense of community.

Penejbsot Station
Photo: Will Fudge

JAM – Jazz at the Movies April 29th

In celebration of International Jazz Day, WMPG’s Jazz At the Movies (JAM) will be showing the film “Blue Note Records- Beyond the Notes” on Saturday April 29th at the Portland Conservatory of Music.  This movie is about the Blue Note Record label, but it is more about the Blue Note founders and the chemistry between them and the great musicians that recorded on this label.  This is truly a case where the musicians made the record label what it became because the owners gave them the freedom to create.  It is proof that great things happen when creative people connect through music and freedom of expression.

Jazz at the Movies - Blue Note Records film Beyond the Notes. Saturday April 29th 7pm

Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Beaudry- W.E.B Du Bois Symposium Wednesday April12th

Data Visualizations and Diversity in Maine-Evidence, Art, and Advocacy. An all-day symposium that takes an in-depth active learning approach to 40 data visualizations which first premiered at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900. USM’s Dr. Beaudry talks with us about the event that happens Wednesday April 12th.

Interview with Dr. Nicolas Dosman and Dr. Rollo Dilworth

WMPG volunteer DJ Geo spoke with Dr. Nicolas Dosman and Dr. Rollo Dilworth about the Maine Premiere of “Weather” a concert for climate change and social justice. The concert takes place on Sunday, April 23, at 5pm, the Alfred and D. Suzi Osher School of Music at USM.