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Greetings and Gratitude, WMPG Supporters! Still need to raise a bit more…
WMPG’s Weeklong Fall 2020 Online Begathon has concluded, and we can report a “thus-far” fundraising total of about $40,000. We are grateful for every donation and every donor. You are what makes Community Radio strong!!
Our goal for this campaign is still $55,000; this is to fund our basic operating budget. No extras or luxuries included.
We know that some folks missed donating at Begathon, and new gifts are arriving daily… So we’ll continue asking our fabulous fans to visit WMPG.org and click the donate button to use your debit or credit card (OR your PayPal account)to make your donation to support free speech, locally-made radio (currently made from the homes of hundreds of volunteer DJs and Producers) right here in southern Maine.
Thanks to everyone who made the 21st Annual Record Sale a huge success! The weather was perfect, the set-up and clean-up was the fastest ever. After deducting expenses, donations to WMPG from this event are $11,394. This is the most ever from the annual record sale. Thanks to everyone who donated records and CDs or helped work the event. It couldn’t have happened without all your help. The Friday night load-in was amazing! We had more than 30 people here and had the truck loaded in under an hour. Smoothest load-in ever! The clean-up was done in two hours! The sale was very well attended with 529 people paying to get in.
A huge thanks to everyone who donated or attended this past Friday and Saturday to WMPG’s “Production Room Studio Re-Do” pledge drive and CD/Record & BBQ. With all the donations now added up we raised over $6200. Thanks especially to all the WMPG volunteers who made it all possible. The DJ’s themselves have already donated more than $10,000 to this project and with grant money received from the Maine Association of Broadcasters and now money raised this past week we are over the $28,000 mark and making our way to the $64,000 needed to complete our “Production Room Studio Re-Do”.
We are happy to report that Jessica Lockhart has been named WMPG Program Director. Her official start date began on May 16th.
For those of you not familiar with Jessica, she has a long history with WMPG and USM. She currently is a USM Media Studies Instructor for Audio Production. For WMPG she has taught classes in Hindenburg and Audacity, assisted us with managing our Begathons and previously served as WMPG Program Director. She also helps with training the incoming Blunt Youth Radio participants each year.
Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of the award winning independent daily news program “Democracy Now!” will speak in Portland on Saturday May 14, at Portland High School’s Ford Auditorium. Doors open at 1pm, and her talk begins promtply at 2. There will be a book signing at Portland High following the event.
Local designers of wearable art for women, men and children will show their most creative fashions on the WMPG runway on Sunday April 10th, 7pm doors, 8 pm show at Port City Music Hall. Artistic Director Cindy Flanders reports that this year’s show includes works from new and returning designers. Styles run the spectrum from formal to street. Statement Jewelry pieces, repurposed, up-cycled and embellished clothing as well as vintage inspired garments. WMPG’s Fashion Show strives to include a wide-ranging and energetic collection of the talent & creativity that is thriving in Maine.
WMPG DJ Jackie Nice was recently interviewed and had a video profile done on her by Randy Visser and Standing Oak Media. It is a wonderful feature that shows Jackie at home talking about her life and how she ended up at WMPG bringing us her weekly Eastern Sands program heard every Sunday from 3:30-5pm. Thanks Randy and great job!