Student Engagement & Leadership

Student Media Services


WMPG was founded forty-four years ago by Howard Allen, a student attending the University of Southern Maine, as a pirate radio station using a Mr. Microphone, a converted washing machine, and a turntable.  It has now become a national award winning radio station that utilizes a blend of USM students, volunteers, and members from the Greater Portland Community to produce the music and public affairs programs.  It broadcasts out of WMPG’s studio on Bedford Street in Portland, ME.

For details about programs, podcasts, or how to support please visit


Free Press

The Free Press is the official student newspaper of the University of Southern Maine that strives to be the definitive source of news and commentary for the USM community.  It reaches an estimated 8,000 students and publishes issues on Mondays throughout the Fall and Spring semesters that are delivered to all three campuses.  

To learn more about the Free Press, visit them at