by Annella Linton, WMPG Development Director
Hello USM community and a big welcome to our new students! Greetings from WMPG!
WMPG is USM’s radio station, where for 50 years USM students and community members have been creating diverse, innovative, high quality media, which fosters the exchange of ideas and celebrates the many cultures of USM and surrounding communities for broadcast to the world! And have a lot of fun doing it!
WMPG is located at 92 Bedford Street on the Portland campus, broadcasting at 90.9fm on the radio dial. Go to WMPG.org where you can stream our broadcast, find archives of every show from the last month and access our vast collection of podcasts. Over 200 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.
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 students. Music programming includes rock, reggae, hip hop, indie, blues, jazz, global, folk, metal, electronic, psychedelic, Latin, African, soul, punk, funk, to name a few music genres. Talk shows cover public affairs, politics, food, beer, alternative health, movies, animal protection, culture, teen issues, vet issues, and more!
Work-Study: WMPG is now accepting applications. If you have work-study with your financial aid package check out what positions WMPG is hiring for at USM’s work study portal.
Volunteer: Don’t have work-study but still want to participate? No problem! Just drop in sometime and we’ll give you a tour of the station and help you find a volunteer position, whether that is DJ, audio production or helping in our vast music library. We are always looking for USM students to find a place they call home.
Podcasts: 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 at WMPG.org, but WMPG welcomes many more. What’s your podcast idea?
Events: WMPG puts on events on-campus and around town. Interested in having more events on campus, so are we! Currently we present movies, open-mics, live bands and more. Come learn event management!
There’s a place for you at WMPG, the little white house on the corner of Bedford St on the Portland campus.
Work-study positions are available. Contact Jim Rand: [email protected]