USM’s Community Radio Station WMPG Hosts Film Festival

What: USM’s community radio station WMPG (90.9 and 104.1 FM) and the USM Portland Events Board present “The WMPG Thursday Night Film Festival.”

When: Thursday nights at 7 p.m., through Thursday, March 12 (except February 19 and March 26)

Where: USM’s Gerald E. Talbot Lecture Hall, Portland.

Cost: $5 Public, free to USM students, tickets available at the door.

For complete description of each film, go to

For more information, contact Station Manager Jim Rand at (207) 780-4424, e-mail

Feb. 12 – “Tom Dowd: Language of Music” profiles the extraordinary life and legendary work of music producer/recording engineer Tom Dowd.

Feb. 26 – “Always For Pleasure” (1978) is an intense insider’s portrait of New Orleans’ street celebrations and unique cultural gumbo: Second-line parades, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest.

Mar. 5 – “Devil Got My Woman” and “Legends of Country Blues Guitar: Vol. 3” “Devil Got My Woman” (Newport Jazz Festival 1966) captures the blues experience in its first and truest milieu, one in which African-American men and women drink, dance, and share their troubles and triumphs.
“Legends of Country Blues Guitar: Vol. 3” shows how John Jackson, Pink Anderson, Rev. Gary Davis and Josh White manifest different aspects of the rich Piedmont ragtime/blues tradition.

Mar. 12 – “Hated GG Allin” finished just before GG Allin’s demise, chronicles his life in unflinching fashion, never turning from the on-or-off stage havoc GG Allin created to challenge a nation of non-believers.

WMPG broadcasts at 90.9 and 104.1 FM and at from studios located at USM, Portland. WMPG’s shows are produced by volunteers from the community and the university. People wishing to support USM’s community radio station should call 207-780-4916 or send donations to WMPG, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth St., Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) offers its 10,000 plus students more than 115 areas of undergraduate and graduate study. USM’s location in southern Maine, a region cited as one of the most liveable in the country, offers a range of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities.

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