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Film festival season for 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 – 12.35pm Producers Club Theatre 3548 W…

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

WMPG Film Screening at USM – Feb. 15th

Missed seeing our film?   We are having another screening at USM (Talbot Hall within Luther Bonney Hall) – just across the road from WMPG. Talbot Lecture Hall, USM Portland Campus, Feb. 15th @ 6pm Movie at 6.00pm Movie is 30 minutes long. About the film The documentary takes viewers on a remarkable journey through the lives of the community members and USM students who work tirelessly to make their space truly extraordinary. It highlights the shared…

An Extraordinary Place Film Screening
An Extraordinary Place Film Screening

WMPG’s 2024 Annual Mardi Gras Cajun Cookin’ Challenge Winner is Bayside American Cafe

Congrats to Bayside American Cafe as they took first place in the WMPG’s Annual Cajun Cookin’ Challenge On Fat Tuesday, February 13th we were so excited to bring back the Cajun Cookin’ Challenge for another year of culinary delight and community celebration. More than 400 people attended and enjoyed this annual event. For the first time we celebrated the party in the new McGoldrick Student Success Center on the Portland Campus of the University of…

WMPG Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Poster
WMPG Mardi Gras Party - Feb 13th USM McGoldrick Center

Maine Author Ford Reiche Guests on the Night Train

On Friday, December 1, at 5:30 pm, you can jump on board The Night Train with Southern Maine’s dynamic duo for a very special Friday evening stroll through The History of Rock & Roll. Rockin’ Rick Scala and your Rock & Roll Rebel, Bill Audette, will have two very special guests on board The Night Train .  Bill, Rick and special guest Art from Windham (long-time friend of The Night Train Show) will be interviewing prominent Maine author Ford…

Ford Reiche's new book, A Long, Long Time Ago

New Studio for WMPG Opening in Gorham

We are excited to announce the opening of a new voiceover studio on the Gorham campus here at USM. A collaboration with WMPG, audio producer, Fred Greenhalgh , the USM Theater department, Music department and other arts departments will bring this new project to life shortly. The opening of this studio is made possible thanks to a generous donation from the family of well-known actor and audio producer, Bill Dufris. The new Dufris Studio/Studio 51 will allow students to…

Dufris Studio

WMPG Sock Drive for Maine Needs

From now until Monday, Nov 20th, WMPG will be hosting a sock drive for the Maine Needs Organization . From Maine Needs – “MAINE NEEDS is a community donation center that relies on the generosity of the community to help meet the basic needs of all in Maine.” Maine Needs is asking for socks of all sizes and we ask that these socks are new. To donate socks to the drive, come visit us at the WMPG station, 92…

Celebrate with WMPG in 2023!

  Party plans for 2023 Nov 4th – Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event, culminating at Urban Farm Fermentory (more details to follow)  Alongside the parties, we have also curated a year-long celebration featuring a range of special events and programs that highlight the station’s remarkable journey and pay homage to the community it serves. The anniversary festivities include: Retrospective Programs: WMPG will broadcast a series of curated shows and unforgettable moments…

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…

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

WMPG back on-air – thanks CMP crews!

Thanks to the hard working CMP crews WMPG power is back on at the transmitter site! Missed a couple of your favorite shows yesterday, just check out our archives where they are available on-demand. Hope you are all warm and safe.

Thanks CMP - power has returned to WMPG transmitter!

Puppets are taking over Portland this September 20-25

WMPG is proud to be a media sponsor of Puppets In Portland (PiP)  – a  city-wide festival of international puppetry arts in Portland, Maine, presented by our friends over at Mayo Street Arts .  Six days of world-class performances, workshops, a parade, and more. PiP PiP Parade! will take place on September 20 from 6:00-6:45 on Oxford and Mayo Streets. This is a free event.  Join the party in the streets with Shoestring Theater and the Ideal Maine Social Aid and Sanctuary Band. Featuring giant…

Krystal Zebra Masks - Puppets in Portland

Get the WMPG App – listen to WMPG easily anywhere!

Stay connected to WMPG anywhere with our WMPG app for your mobile device! The WMPG Community Radio app is now available to download for IOS & Android Use the mobile app to listen live, check out our recent programs and podcasts. “The WMPG app is an excellent and easy-to-access platform for our listeners to check out our show archives, listen to podcasts, and, of course, live stream our on-air programs”, said Jim Rand, the WMPG station manager….

Record Store Day Replay

This past Saturday was the 15th annual Record Store Day (RSD), an event celebrated all over the world. Most Mainers know that Record Store Day began with a conversation and email exchange with Chris Brown from Bull Moose and music industry folks and a desire to celebrate independent record stores like people did within the comic industry. “It is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together…

Record Store Day preview

16 Featured WMPG Talk Shows and Podcasts

In case you’ve been missing out on some of our diverse and informative talk show programming here on WMPG, here are 16 of the best featured programs on our regular broadcasting schedule. You can tune in live or listen to a show’s back catalogue right from our website. MONDAYS OUT Cast @ 1-1:30pm “OUT Cast” is a half-hour talk show addressing a broad range of issues of interest to the LGBTQ+ community here in Maine, both topical…

BEGATHON is back for 2022!

WMPG invites our listeners to once again donate to WMPG. Begathon dates are March 23 – 29 Your financial support of WMPG helps us assure that we’ll be here and making live, local, real radio for you.  There will be gifts for your donation.  Maybe your employer will match your donation ? Donate online , in person or by phone during Begathon And thank you for supporting WMPG!

WMPG wins at the Maine Associations of Broadcasters Awards

2021 ended nicely for us as WMPG picked up 3 awards at the MAB’s (Maine Association of Broadcasters) 1st Place in Features Offline – Wednesdays 7pm, Dan Bernard and Michael Townsend   Listen to an episode here: 1st Place for Queer Country The Otherwise – Alt Fridays 3pm, Liz Gartley  –  Listen here 2nd Place for Remembering the Parents Resource Center Purple Monkey Dishwasher – Mary Hope Tobin  Listen here Congrats to our WMPG DJ’s and hosts!  

Panel Discussion on Education & Equity with Candidates

This past Friday, there was a panel discussion on Education & Equity, moderated by Lisa Savage and featuring: John Hinck – District 2 Candidate Victoria Pelletier – District 2 Candidate Travis Curran – At Large Candidate Roberto Rodriquez – At Large Candidate Thanks to Portland Media Center who produced this event WMPG was able to broadcast it. Missed it – click here to hear it on our archives .

Gratitiude from all at WMPG

Thank you, thank you to all our listeners, supporters and volunteers for putting us over our goal for this Fall’s fundraising week. We feel the love. 🙂 Thanks to Rosemont Market & Bakery , Standard Bakery , Rosemont Food, Holy Donuts for the snacks and Coffee By Design for the coffee! Keep listening!

Business Support at WMPG

WMPG invites businesses and non-profits to become underwriters on our airwaves – both on 90.9FM and on our streaming services.  By connecting  to WMPG listeners, you will tap into a passionate and community minded population eager to support you. Contact Annella via email  for more information.

Underwriting at WMPG
Underwrite at WMPG

WMPG Record/CD Sale postponed until spring

We hate to do this again but due to the increase in Covid-19 cases we are postponing our annual Record/CD sale until the spring. We are still accepting donations for the sale but unfortunately we just have to be careful with this and as anyone who has been knows, it gets very crowded at the sales tables. We are sorry to have to do it but better safe than sorry! We hope to see you…

WMPG Record/CD sale postponed until spring due to covid
Sorry - due to Covid-19 we are postponing until spring 2022.