Posts Tagged: WMPG

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.

Krystal Zebra Masks - Puppets in Portland

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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 and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day.”

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.

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

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:

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!

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.

Underwrite 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 in the spring and thanks for your understanding.

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

Lou Barlow live in the studio

On Tuesday, August 10th, Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh and Folk Implosion) stopped by WMPG for an exclusive interview and performance with DJ Shaxx (Left of the Dial).

Barlow discussed touring, songwriting, family life and played songs from his recent album, Reason to Live.

Left of the Dial

Charlie Sea had a New Wave Post Punk Sleepover with guest DJ Paul Eeno Thursday 1-4am!

Hey everyone – it was time for a New Wave Post Punk Sleepover! Charlie Sea had Guest DJ Paul Eeno in the virtual studio for the All Mixed Up New Wave Post Punk Sleepover Thursday Morning February 25th – 1-4am. Missed it – have a listen at Charlie’s program page. Click here for archive.

Charlie Sea will have Guest DJ Paul Eeno in the virtual studio for the All Mixed Up New Wave Post Punk Sleepover

Corey Harris and Cedric Watson at Stone Mountain Arts Center Cancelled due to weather


Sadly, weather has caused the cancellation of Friday’s True Blues show with Corey Harris and Cedric Watson at Stone Mountain Arts Center. Carol Noonan and her crew express regrets, and are planning to select anther show to benefit WMPG in the near future. Happy Snow Day, all!

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

National Radio Day @ WMPG on August 20th! Can we hear from you?

If you love radio and especially if you love WMPG, we’d like to invite you to participate with us in National Radio Day on Sunday August 20th. Across the country stations will be celebrating radio – your source for great music and talk produced by members of your community. We are looking for testimonials and Facebook posts on why you love radio and what WMPG means to you.

WMPG’s 2017 Cajun Cookin’ Challenge winner is Sodexo USM Dining!

Fat Tuesday at WMPG is a highlight of the year, as hundreds gather on USM’s Portland campus to taste Cajun inspired cuisine and groove to New Orleans inspired music!

On February 28, WMPG held it’s 22nd Fat Tuesday Cajun Cookin’ Challenge at Woodbury Campus Center. Over 500 attendees tasted the Cajun creations of nine local food establishments, and then voted for their favorites.

WMPG’s Two Day “Production Studio Re-Do” raises over $6,200!

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”.

Welcome Jessica Lockhart – WMPG’s new Program Director!

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.

WMPG’s 12th annual WMPG Fashion Show Sunday April 10th at Port City Music Hall!

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.