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WMPG Record Sale! We need your Vinyl LPs, CDs, old turntables, amps and speakers!

Are you tired of moving those old vinyl LPs and CDs around the house? WMPG can help. Tidy up your house and help WMPG at the same time. We are seeking donations for our 24th Annual WMPG Record Sale. The sale happens on Saturday November 2nd from 10am-3pm at the USM Portland Sullivan Gym.  To donate LPs, CDs, turntables, amplifiers or speakers  call (207) 780-4424 or e-mail stationmanager@wmpg.org to make arrangements. Interested in setting up a table at the sale then read on!

Hip Hop Marathon 9pm-1am Wed Oct 2nd

Wednesday Oct 2 9pm-1am is all Hip Hop Music. A fun celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of the hit smash song “Rapper’s Delight.” WMPG’s own Hip Hop DJs will spin music beginning in the 1990s and going through the decades up through today’s hits. You’ll hear from Low Down Dirty Shane, SOFresh, Young Dirigo, Crazy Phraze, and DJ Jam.

Fall Begathon- we all most made our goal. You can still donate anytime!

Begathon ended on September 25. WMPG asks our listeners to show their love for this unique homegrown station with your financial support…. a celebration of radio freedom…of public access to the public airwaves! You can donate on-line right now by clicking here!

WMPG’s Kate Manahan wins Maine Association of Broadcasting 2019 Award!

Kate Manahan, host of WMPG’s New Mainers Speak won second place in the Public Affairs category at the 2019 Maine Association of Broadcasters awards ceremony which took place in Augusta. This is a statewide event with all the television and radio stations submitting their best work. WMPG is proud that Kate’s show was honored. New Mainers Speak highlights individuals from around the world. Kate interviews them about their personal experiences in their home countries, as well as here in Maine. Click here to listen to a special 30 minute sampler highlighting three segments from shows over the past year. This recording was submitted to the Maine Association of Broadcasters and won 2nd place in the Public Affairs category on Saturday, Sept 14, 2019.

Kate Manahan winner at 2019 Maine Association of Broadcasters Awards
WMPG's Kate Manahan - a winner of the 2019 Public Affairs MAB award!

WMPG Welcomes USM President Glenn Cummings on “Tuesday Talk”

WMPG Volunteer, Al Brewer, host of “Tuesday Talk,” spoke with USM President Glenn Cummings about many things USM. From scholarships and affordability, enrollment, USM name change and some thoughts about the bright future of USM!

WMPG Celebrated Local Design Talent at Port City Music Hall

The 15th annual WMPG Fashion Show was a creative, beautiful night of local design talent struttin’ it’s stuff on the Port City Runway.

If you joined us there, thanks for coming! If you missed it, photos and video are on the way. You may view it here on the website, or on our Facebook page.

WMPG Podcasts Are Now Available For You To Enjoy!

WMPG now has a large selection of podcasts for you to enjoy. We feature audio not heard regularly on WMPG’s airwaves. Check it out and maybe become a MPG’ Podcast Follower!

Interested in live music recorded at WMPG’s studio? Lorenzo presents Podcast Open Mic(POM). This pod has over 50 episodes and features local musicians and more. Wonder what is playing at the cinema? Check out Film Time With Cody Curtis. How about what life is like on the road traveling the country? Check in with Mindy and her The Moving Cairn. Curious about what is happening at USM, you can check out USM Now. There’s a ton of interesting recordings waiting for you! Go to https://www.wmpg.org/podcasts/.

WMPG Radio Podcasts

WMPG celebrates Women’s History Month

Everyday in the month of March WMPG is airing a short audio feature about an influential woman in history. We’ll hear women from Maine to Pakistan who’s fame ranges from Actress, Author to Activist.

WMPG DJ Spotlights

Want to learn more about your favorite WMPG DJs? Here is a video look into what makes our DJs so special. First up let’s meet Ad vs EF with DJs Matt Perry and Sean Gear. They talk about their show and then you are taken into the On-Air room and watch them produce the show.
Volunteer DJ Jai has created video profiles of the WMPG DJs.

DJ Jai interviews WMPG DJs Matt Perry & Sean Greer

WMPG Fat Tuesday Cajun Cookin’ Challenge Results!

WMPG Fat Tuesday Celebration

WMPG Community Radio presented the 24th annual Fat Tuesday Cajun Cookin’ Challenge on the Portland campus of USM on March 5, Mardi Gras Tuesday.

As is annual tradition, WMPG Community Radio offered a day of music, community and food to celebrate Mardi Gras. Rob Sylvain’s Cajun Aces performed Cajun and Acadian music live at midday. Eleven restaurants participated, with a broad variety of Cajun and New Orleans inspired cuisine: