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WMPG FM WMPG is Listener-Sponsored, Volunteer-Powered Free Speech Radio, broadcasting from the Portland Campus of the University of Southern Maine. WMPG is the community radio station broadcasting from Portland, Maine.
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It is located on Bedford Street at the University of Southern Maine Portland Campus. It is affiliated with the college, and a mix of USM students and volunteers from the greater Portland community produce all the music and local public affairs programs. It broadcasts 4.5 kilowatts on 90.9 (licensed to Gorham, where the main campus of USM is located) and 104.1 MHz (licensed to Portland) and can be heard as far north as Augusta, Maine and west into New Hampshire. It broadcasts streaming online 24/7 and the programming guide and contact info is available at their website along with a large number of archived programs.

Operating as usual

06/13/2021

David Driskell’s impact as a painter defined mid-century American art and continued up until his passing last year. We are honored to have organized—and next week, open—the first-ever comprehensive presentation of his painterly practice, highlighting one of the great artists of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Join us for free all weekend long, as we celebrate Juneteenth with the northeast opening of "Icons of Nature and History."

➡ Learn more: https://www.portlandmuseum.org/david-driskell

📸: David Driskell's studio in Falmouth, Maine, 2005. Photograph by and courtesy of Dennis and Diana Griggs, Tannery Hill, Maine

06/13/2021

Pride month - I’ll be playing my fave tunes on Sunday. New time slot - now starting at 10am (3pm UK) so half an hour earlier.

Happy Pride!

Wrapping up a great week of community brainstorming with Ernesto Aguilar, the executive director of the National Federat...
06/11/2021

Wrapping up a great week of community brainstorming with Ernesto Aguilar, the executive director of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Mr. Aguilar met with USM administrators, volunteers, and advisory board members to brainstorm and begin work on WMPG’s Global Mainers project. Global Mainers will further diversify WMPG’s volunteer base and listenership by engaging with under-represented communities in Southern Maine. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at WMPG and are working hard to make our community radio station welcoming to everyone. If you have input or want to help with the Global Mainers project contact [email protected] or [email protected]. WMPG, #peoplepowered.

Wrapping up a great week of community brainstorming with Ernesto Aguilar, the executive director of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Mr. Aguilar met with USM administrators, volunteers, and advisory board members to brainstorm and begin work on WMPG’s Global Mainers project. Global Mainers will further diversify WMPG’s volunteer base and listenership by engaging with under-represented communities in Southern Maine. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at WMPG and are working hard to make our community radio station welcoming to everyone. If you have input or want to help with the Global Mainers project contact [email protected] or [email protected]. WMPG, #peoplepowered.

Tonight's edition of Right On For The Darkness is for lovers of jazz and jam. We dig into the vinyl crates and unearth s...
06/10/2021

Tonight's edition of Right On For The Darkness is for lovers of jazz and jam. We dig into the vinyl crates and unearth some 70's jazz/funk chestnuts, including a 13-minute outtake that was criminally left off George Benson's Bad Benson; the opener from the ultra-rare J&K Stonebone album featuring Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Grady Tate, and others; a masterpiece from Idris Muhammad's legendary Power of Soul album; and lots of room for spectacular musicians to stretch out and show their stuff. Settle in and get cozy for the ride tonight on ROFTD with Eric.

Tonight's edition of Right On For The Darkness is for lovers of jazz and jam. We dig into the vinyl crates and unearth some 70's jazz/funk chestnuts, including a 13-minute outtake that was criminally left off George Benson's Bad Benson; the opener from the ultra-rare J&K Stonebone album featuring Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Grady Tate, and others; a masterpiece from Idris Muhammad's legendary Power of Soul album; and lots of room for spectacular musicians to stretch out and show their stuff. Settle in and get cozy for the ride tonight on ROFTD with Eric.

DJ Shaxx transports you to 70s, 80s, 90s Manchester tonight on Left of the Dial! Classic post-punk and Madchester groove...
06/09/2021

DJ Shaxx transports you to 70s, 80s, 90s Manchester tonight on Left of the Dial! Classic post-punk and Madchester grooves from favorites: A Certain Ratio, New Order, Durutti Column, Happy Mondays + 808 State. Plus, tracks from the new James album. 8:30pm EST. wmpg.org #wearejames #madchester #manchester @wearejames

DJ Shaxx transports you to 70s, 80s, 90s Manchester tonight on Left of the Dial! Classic post-punk and Madchester grooves from favorites: A Certain Ratio, New Order, Durutti Column, Happy Mondays + 808 State. Plus, tracks from the new James album. 8:30pm EST. wmpg.org #wearejames #madchester #manchester @wearejames

06/07/2021

Troubh Ice Arena at 225 Park Ave is now open as an official cooling center today, Monday, 6/7, until 4:00 PM and on Tuesday, 6/8 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Masks are required inside. The public is welcome to come sit on the bleachers to cool down from the heat.

#portlandme #mewx

Tune in today from 3-5pm for #kpophitsmegamix with @djjonmaine New music from BTS, Everglow and many others! Check out o...
06/07/2021

Tune in today from 3-5pm for #kpophitsmegamix with @djjonmaine New music from BTS, Everglow and many others! Check out other kpop mixes at www.kpopmaine.com

Tune in today from 3-5pm for #kpophitsmegamix with @djjonmaine New music from BTS, Everglow and many others! Check out other kpop mixes at www.kpopmaine.com

SPECIAL GUEST DJ MIX!! 📣📣📣@butcher_bear spins songs on tonight’s Joynoise with DJ BC. Check it out tonight June 6th from...
06/06/2021

SPECIAL GUEST DJ MIX!! 📣📣📣
@butcher_bear spins songs on tonight’s Joynoise with DJ BC. Check it out tonight June 6th from 7 - 9 PM on WMPG 90.9FM.




#communityradio #portlandmaine #wmpg #diverseradio #joynoise #community #universityofsouthernmaine

SPECIAL GUEST DJ MIX!! 📣📣📣
@butcher_bear spins songs on tonight’s Joynoise with DJ BC. Check it out tonight June 6th from 7 - 9 PM on WMPG 90.9FM.




#communityradio #portlandmaine #wmpg #diverseradio #joynoise #community #universityofsouthernmaine

Timeline Photos
06/04/2021

Timeline Photos

On Wednesday, June 9th, join the Portland Department of Public Health to hear stories about substance use disorder from our friends and neighbors. Free and open to all.
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#congresssquarepark #portlandmaine #substanceusedisorder

GIVEAWAY! Two (2) FREE tickets to see @upstatelovesyou 6pm THIS SUNDAY (6/6) at @mainecraftdistilling Summer Concert Ser...
06/04/2021

GIVEAWAY! Two (2) FREE tickets to see @upstatelovesyou 6pm THIS SUNDAY (6/6) at @mainecraftdistilling Summer Concert Series.
TO ENTER the giveaway, follow these three steps:
(1) Tag a friend in the comments;
(2) Follow @mainecraftdistilling ; and
(3) Follow @wmpgfm
Each comment tagging a friend is a separate entry. Go wild & good luck!
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We will be giving away tickets each week for their Sunday Concert Series. Get pumped and go thank @mainecraftdistilling

GIVEAWAY! Two (2) FREE tickets to see @upstatelovesyou 6pm THIS SUNDAY (6/6) at @mainecraftdistilling Summer Concert Series.
TO ENTER the giveaway, follow these three steps:
(1) Tag a friend in the comments;
(2) Follow @mainecraftdistilling ; and
(3) Follow @wmpgfm
Each comment tagging a friend is a separate entry. Go wild & good luck!
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We will be giving away tickets each week for their Sunday Concert Series. Get pumped and go thank @mainecraftdistilling

Tune in this Thursday from 7-7:30pm on 90.9 FM to hear Kwame talk about being a radio personality, a ska musician, and h...
06/03/2021

Tune in this Thursday from 7-7:30pm on 90.9 FM to hear Kwame talk about being a radio personality, a ska musician, and his new mentorship venture. Or listen to this episode now, and anytime, on inthepocket.captivate.fm
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Big thanks to our newly acquired sponsor @risingtidebeer, who make it a priority to support the community!
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#controlournarrative #blackradio #blackmentorship

Tune in this Thursday from 7-7:30pm on 90.9 FM to hear Kwame talk about being a radio personality, a ska musician, and his new mentorship venture. Or listen to this episode now, and anytime, on inthepocket.captivate.fm
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Big thanks to our newly acquired sponsor @risingtidebeer, who make it a priority to support the community!
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#controlournarrative #blackradio #blackmentorship

Bluegrass, Americana, Roots, Jamgrass, Acoustic, Folk, and Small “c” country music: you name it! It’s a big tent at Hard...
06/03/2021

Bluegrass, Americana, Roots, Jamgrass, Acoustic, Folk, and Small “c” country music: you name it! It’s a big tent at Hardly Strictly. Tune in this morning at 8:30AM -10:30 AM on WMPG 90.9FM and WMPG.org!

Bluegrass, Americana, Roots, Jamgrass, Acoustic, Folk, and Small “c” country music: you name it! It’s a big tent at Hardly Strictly. Tune in this morning at 8:30AM -10:30 AM on WMPG 90.9FM and WMPG.org!

Next on Offline No. 51 (Weds 6/2/21, 7-7:30 pm), Dan Bernard continues his revealing conversation with veteran TV sitcom...
06/02/2021

Next on Offline No. 51 (Weds 6/2/21, 7-7:30 pm), Dan Bernard continues his revealing conversation with veteran TV sitcom writer, stand-up comedian, and all-around funny guy Mike Langworthy in an interview conducted, edited, and produced by Dan Bernard with post-production by Michael Townsend. Listen on WMPG 90.9 FM or online at WMPG.org, or catch it on the archives for the next five weeks at https://www.wmpg.org/show/wed1900.

Next on Offline No. 51 (Weds 6/2/21, 7-7:30 pm), Dan Bernard continues his revealing conversation with veteran TV sitcom writer, stand-up comedian, and all-around funny guy Mike Langworthy in an interview conducted, edited, and produced by Dan Bernard with post-production by Michael Townsend. Listen on WMPG 90.9 FM or online at WMPG.org, or catch it on the archives for the next five weeks at https://www.wmpg.org/show/wed1900.

This week, DJ Shaxx celebrates the 30th anniversary of Electronic's 1991 debut! Join him for an extensive playlist explo...
06/02/2021

This week, DJ Shaxx celebrates the 30th anniversary of Electronic's 1991 debut! Join him for an extensive playlist exploring the works of Mancunian maestros, Johnny Marr , and #bernardsumner Wednesday, June 2nd / 8:30PM EST on wmpg.org. #neworder #TheSmiths

This week, DJ Shaxx celebrates the 30th anniversary of Electronic's 1991 debut! Join him for an extensive playlist exploring the works of Mancunian maestros, Johnny Marr , and #bernardsumner Wednesday, June 2nd / 8:30PM EST on wmpg.org. #neworder #TheSmiths

Tune in Mondays for #kpophitsmegamix with @djjonmaine on wmpg.org. New music today from BTS, fromis_9, aespa, Taemin, an...
05/31/2021

Tune in Mondays for #kpophitsmegamix with @djjonmaine on wmpg.org. New music today from BTS, fromis_9, aespa, Taemin, and HEIZE! go to www.kpopmaine.com for the archive and more K-Pop!

Tune in Mondays for #kpophitsmegamix with @djjonmaine on wmpg.org. New music today from BTS, fromis_9, aespa, Taemin, and HEIZE! go to www.kpopmaine.com for the archive and more K-Pop!

On your way home from that rained-out MDW party? Tune into Joynoise with DJ BC on WMPG 90.9 FM or WMPG.org at 7 o'clock....
05/30/2021

On your way home from that rained-out MDW party? Tune into Joynoise with DJ BC on WMPG 90.9 FM or WMPG.org at 7 o'clock. Check out the pic for a glimpse of what tunes he's going to be spinning tonight.

On your way home from that rained-out MDW party? Tune into Joynoise with DJ BC on WMPG 90.9 FM or WMPG.org at 7 o'clock. Check out the pic for a glimpse of what tunes he's going to be spinning tonight.

GIVEAWAY! Two (2) FREE tickets to see Ghost-Note 6pm THIS SUNDAY (5/30) at @mainecraftdistilling Summer Concert Series.T...
05/28/2021

GIVEAWAY! Two (2) FREE tickets to see Ghost-Note 6pm THIS SUNDAY (5/30) at @mainecraftdistilling Summer Concert Series.
TO ENTER the giveaway, follow these three steps:
(1) Tag a friend in the comments;
(2) Follow @mainecraftdistilling ; and
(3) Follow @wmpgfm
Each comment tagging a friend is a separate entry. Go wild & good luck!
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We will be giving away tickets each week for their Sunday Concert Series. Get pumped and go thank @mainecraftdistilling

GIVEAWAY! Two (2) FREE tickets to see Ghost-Note 6pm THIS SUNDAY (5/30) at @mainecraftdistilling Summer Concert Series.
TO ENTER the giveaway, follow these three steps:
(1) Tag a friend in the comments;
(2) Follow @mainecraftdistilling ; and
(3) Follow @wmpgfm
Each comment tagging a friend is a separate entry. Go wild & good luck!
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We will be giving away tickets each week for their Sunday Concert Series. Get pumped and go thank @mainecraftdistilling

WMPG Dj Eydie, from Lagniappe (Monday's @ 1:30PM), spotted a WMPG sticker in the midcoast today. She says it's part of W...
05/28/2021

WMPG Dj Eydie, from Lagniappe (Monday's @ 1:30PM), spotted a WMPG sticker in the midcoast today. She says it's part of WMPG's “floats your boat” series.

See one of our stickers out in the wild? Make sure to tag us here WMPG FM. We love seeing the support of the community -- especially on those nautical and seafaring vehicles.

WMPG Dj Eydie, from Lagniappe (Monday's @ 1:30PM), spotted a WMPG sticker in the midcoast today. She says it's part of WMPG's “floats your boat” series.

See one of our stickers out in the wild? Make sure to tag us here WMPG FM. We love seeing the support of the community -- especially on those nautical and seafaring vehicles.

Timeline Photos
05/28/2021

Timeline Photos

We're looking for companies interested in providing design, marketing, operation, and maintenance of a bike share system in Portland. We anticipate the first year of the program being a provisional pilot period with possible extensions subsequent to agreement by both parties. The expectation is that the selected provider would initiate a pilot no later than June 2022.

The system’s configuration may be dockless, station-based or a combination/hybrid system. Proposed fleets during the pilot period may consist of both non-electric and electric-assist bicycles. Electric-assist bikes are strongly encouraged. No electric-only bikes are permitted as part of the program. No e-scooter share programs are allowed as part of the pilot period. Bike share bicycles should be available on-demand, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through a range of membership options.

The RFP is now available. Proposals are due by Wednesday, June 16 at 3:00 PM. Visit http://portlandmaine.gov/1034/BidsRFP-Search to learn more.

Join Chris Friday May 28th, 2021 on Us Folk as he interviews Tom Rush -- an American folk and blues singer and songwrite...
05/27/2021

Join Chris Friday May 28th, 2021 on Us Folk as he interviews Tom Rush -- an American folk and blues singer and songwriter from Portsmouth, NH. Their conversation includes details of his upcoming live concert in Ogunquit, ME on June 4th at Jonathan's Ogunquit.

Join Chris Friday May 28th, 2021 on Us Folk as he interviews Tom Rush -- an American folk and blues singer and songwriter from Portsmouth, NH. Their conversation includes details of his upcoming live concert in Ogunquit, ME on June 4th at Jonathan's Ogunquit.

Tune in today to listen to Rene Johnson discuss her creative work and consulting business. Listen on 90.9FM at 7-7:30pm ...
05/27/2021

Tune in today to listen to Rene Johnson discuss her creative work and consulting business. Listen on 90.9FM at 7-7:30pm or now on inthepocket.captivate.fm
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#controlournarrative #southafricanmainer

Tune in today to listen to Rene Johnson discuss her creative work and consulting business. Listen on 90.9FM at 7-7:30pm or now on inthepocket.captivate.fm
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#controlournarrative #southafricanmainer

Tune in from 3-5pm every Monday for #kpophitsmegamix with @djjonmaine. Over 100 songs mixed in 2 hours! This week specia...
05/24/2021

Tune in from 3-5pm every Monday for #kpophitsmegamix with @djjonmaine. Over 100 songs mixed in 2 hours! This week special exclusive interview with mega star Jackson Wang!

Tune in from 3-5pm every Monday for #kpophitsmegamix with @djjonmaine. Over 100 songs mixed in 2 hours! This week special exclusive interview with mega star Jackson Wang!

05/24/2021

Global Grooves presents Cumbia on WMPG.ORG and 90.9 FM from 8:30-10:00 PM Monday, May 24!

Featuring Celso Piña, Los Socios Del Ritmo, Grupo Canaveral, Aniceto Molina, Los Angeles Azules, Fito Olivares y Su Grupo, and more🎶🎶🎶🎶

Joynoise: an eclectic music block designed to please your Sunday night travels. DJ BC playS indie rock, folk rock, elect...
05/23/2021

Joynoise: an eclectic music block designed to please your Sunday night travels. DJ BC playS indie rock, folk rock, electronic, international, soul, and other weird little eclectic things collected over the years. Tune in now @wmpgfm 90.9 FM.

Joynoise: an eclectic music block designed to please your Sunday night travels. DJ BC playS indie rock, folk rock, electronic, international, soul, and other weird little eclectic things collected over the years. Tune in now @wmpgfm 90.9 FM.

05/23/2021

A mixed bag this coming Sunday on Cool Britannia.

Playlist and archive links:

https://www.mixcloud.com/annella-linton/cool-britannia-new-music-broadcast-on-wmpg-radio/

The Allergies Ever Love You (intro)
Goldfrapp Ooh La La
Groove Armada At the River
La Roux Bulletproof
Morcheeba Rome Wasn't Built In A Day
Sneaker Pimps 6 Underground
Portishead Glory Box
Big Joanie Fall Asleep
Dream Wife Hasta La Vista Dream Wife
Martin Solveig/Dragonette Hello Dragonette
The Shoes Time to Dance THE SHOES
Palomino Club Find Your Love
MIRI Electric Vibes
Sports Team Happy (God's Own Country)
Florence + The Machine Call me Cruella
Morcheeba Sulphur Soul
Subculture Tornados
Porridge Radio Born Confused Porridge Radio
About Bunny Keep It To Yourself About Bunny
Groove Armada At the River
Black Lips Bad Kids
LIINES On and On
Porridge Radio 7 Seconds
Amy Fitz Doyley Another
MIKA Promiseland
Goove Armada - At the River
Swing Out Sister - Am I the Same Girl

#subculture #porridgeradio #liines #thebigmoon #dreamwife #dragonette #theshoes #palominoclub #MIRI #Morcheeba #aboutbunny #blacklips #amyfitzdoyley .. and more...

Wow - congrats to USM's baseball team. Getting into the Championship Tournament is a great accomplishment! Baseball and ...
05/23/2021
Seymour’s Walk-Off Wins 2021 LEC Baseball Tournament Title for No. 2 Southern Maine

Wow - congrats to USM's baseball team. Getting into the Championship Tournament is a great accomplishment! Baseball and summer in Maine - it is starting to feel ok to get out and enjoy things again. https://southernmainehuskies.com/sports/baseball-stats
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MANSFIELD, Conn. - Freshman Cam Seymour launched a two-run homer over the left field fence to clinch the 2021 Little East Conference (LEC) baseball tournament championship for second-seeded University of Southern Maine, and with it the LEC’s automatic berth in the 2021 NCAA Division III Championsh...

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Crushing the last couple hours with these 70's and 80's jams from my youth. Donation is on its way...
THIS WEEK on Newgrange - Tune in this Thursday from 1:30 - 3 pm to WMPG FM as I present both mainstream and semi-obscure renditions of Christmas music featuring such notables as Emily Mitchell, Maggie Sansone, Clannad, Great Big Sea, Fiona MacKenzie, The Tartan Terrors , Dropkick Murphys, Natalie MacMaster, and the Boys of the Lough, among others. I don't know what it may do to your blood pudding, but beware! Newgrange, a showcase for contemporary and traditional Celtic, Irish, and British Isles style music from around the world, airs every Thursday afternoon from 1:30 - 3pm (eastern) ONLY on WMPG FM, 90.9 regionally and streaming worldwide at www.wmpg.org. If you miss the live broadcast, you can always go to wmpg.org and stream the archive. Nollaig Shona Agus Bliain Nua Shona and Joyeux Noel
Tune in tomomorrow for a fun seasonal show! Fun for the whole family!
Wow! Very Cool! THANK YOU for playing BECOMING on your station! 🙏 https://www.facebook.com/69948700813/posts/10157807457895814/?sfnsn=mo
This Sunday Rock Lobstah returns LIVE from the studio with DJ Leah! Listen in, she's playing her favorite listening tunes from the lock-down. Tune in Sunday at 10:30 AM-12:00!
Tune into "The Blues Highway" with Mike Halmo November 11th, 5-7pm for some AWESOME blues. This trip will include a few notable birthdays (LaVern Baker; George "Mojo" Buford); new blues from Duke Robillard, Joe Bonamassa and lots of sax and harp to get you up and boogieing (smokin' opener from sax man Jr Walker). Also featuring last months posthumous release from Daptone Records, the late, great Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings "Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Rendition Was In". Tune-in at wmpg.org or 90.9 FM!!
While listen to "Blunt" on WMPG FM this evening I heard something profoundly sad. In a conversation about copyright law and digital content the interviewer states "I always have friends download and then give it to me, what are the ramifications of that?" Shouldn't a teenager know that convincing someone to steal for you is wrong?
Thank You for playing BECOMING on your station!!! We appreciate your support! 🔥🤘🔥 https://fb.watch/1AwYE66X03/
WHOA! Did WMPG cover the story about the creature in Capisic pond! Seen swimming ther last night under the blue moon!
Thank you for playing BECOMING on your radio station!!! 🔥🤘🔥
I’m a sustainer ($10/mo) but I donated another $30 just now to recognize the great jazz Dave Wade plays every week — and they’re doing a match this hour so they double my money. Excellent!
Thought this song would put you in the mood for Halloween. Appreciate a listen and consider for airplay this month. Thanks.