WMPG

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  • Call Letters: WMPG
  • Frequency: 90.9

WMPG’s purpose is to provide a high quality, community-oriented broadcast service to the people of Southern Maine by: * providing a full-time schedule of music and culture, news and information; * promoting awareness and discussion of local issues and activities; * promoting awareness and discussion of global issues and culture; * presenting artistic, cultural, and political perspectives which are underrepresented in mainstream media; * promoting acceptance, understanding, and cooperation between people and cultures; * fostering new and experimental uses of radio as a medium for creative expression; * approaching radio as a dynamic medium for community dialogue, introspection, and expression. Further, WMPG strives to be a training ground for students interested in broadcasting by: * maintaining an authentic, full-functioning radio station; * providing ongoing training and workshops in all aspects of radio; * providing opportunities for hands-on experience in radio; * maintaining local, national, and international broadcast industry contacts to assist students in furthering their involvement in broadcasting; * providing opportunities for students to take management and decision-making roles. Also, WMPG seeks to give citizens and community groups access to radio to share their interests, concerns, and talents by: * providing low-cost broadcast training regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, lifestyle, age, or physical ability; * providing opportunities for women and minorities and others who are underrepresented in mainstream media to participate in management and decision-making; * encouraging the participation of community members with diverse backgrounds and perspectives; * encouraging two-way communication between the station and citizens by de-emphasizing the distinction between broadcaster and listener and encouraging active listener participation in all facets of radio via letters, tapes, phone calls, community events, studio visits, and performances.

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WMPG's The Local Option is like a mix tape for Portland. It's the greatest radio from PRX with a local twist. Every week, Kerry Seed curates an exciting mix of the best English language radio from around the world, focusing the stories on what is happening in Portland, Maine.

  • From: WMPG
  • Updated: Jan 05, 2006
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General reports from the WMPG Newsroom.

  • From: WMPG
  • Updated: Apr 06, 2009
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Complete episodes of WMPG's The Local Option for your review.

  • From: WMPG
  • Updated: May 23, 2006

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