By: Jim Rand, Station Manager
Hello USM community and especially to all new students! Greetings from WMPG Community Radio!
WMPG is campus/community radio, on the air since 1973. WMPG is located at 92 Bedford Street on the Portland campus, broadcasting at 90.9 FM on the radio dial and streaming over the internet to anywhere in the world at WMPG.org.
WMPG is dedicated to free speech, to non-commercial programming, and to preserving access to the broadcast airwaves for regular folks like us!
There are music and talk programs produced by you and your fellow community members. Music programming includes rock, hip hop, indie, blues, jazz, global, folk, metal, electronic, psychedelic, Latin, African, soul, funk, to name a few music genres. Talk shows cover, politics, food, beer, alternative health, movies, animal protection, culture, teen issues, vet issues, and comedy.
Over 250 volunteers power the station, and we’re made up of USM students, USM alumni and community members. We offer free training to USM students in all aspects of radio.
USM Radio Collective – Want to be a DJ?
A new offering for USM students: USM Radio Collective at WMPG. Come be an on-air radio DJ! The Collective will team up students to produce a live one-hour show five days a week for the fall semester. Come learn radio and media skills in a fun, creative and non-competitive environment. First meeting is Friday Sept. 14 at 4 p.m., WMPG 92 Bedford St.
WMPG wants to help you create your very own podcast. Use WMPG’s equipment and studio space to record and edit your work. There are already a good number of podcasts on our site, but WMPG welcomes many more. What’s your podcast idea?
If you’re a fan of roots and bluegrass music, save this date: Monday October 22 at One Longfellow Square. In its sixteenth year, the Bluegrass Spectacular is musical fun and frolic!
WMPG Record Sale
Vinyl Addicts Unite! Music Fans take notice!
Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Sullivan Gym, tens of thousands of LPs, CDs and tons of audio gear, collectibles and other music-related gear.
There’s a place for you at WMPG Community Radio, broadcasting from USM.
Work-study positions are available. Contact Jim Rand: [email protected]