Readers of this blog are well familiar with WMPG, 90.9/104.1, which empowers University of Southern Maine students and community members to create diverse, innovative, high quality media, foster the exchange of ideas, and celebrate the many cultures of USM and surrounding communities for broadcast to the world.
As we all know, it takes charitable donations from Portlanders like you to make such an operation possible. WMPG's Fall Begathon is taking place October 20th to 26th, so be sure to donate here. The WMPG volunteers and managers will be asking their listener-supporters for donations totaling $55,000 to meet the station's operations budget. For WMPG volunteers and listeners, the week of Begathon is a 7-day celebration of the unique opportunities that community radio offers. "Regular people, with and without previous media experience, come to WMPG to learn how to make radio that is important to them," explains WMPG Program Director Lisa Bunker. "We teach them the skills and responsibilities of how to do it, and then the music that is played and the topics that are discussed are completely up to them." Find more about WMPG at its official website. Joe's team hopes you chip in to WMPG and help support this important asset to the Portland community!