Local Motives is WMPG’s long-running, mostly-live, always local music show. For three decades Local Motives has been nurturing and documenting area music communities with a historic archive representing local music in its many expressions.
If you miss a show it will be streaming on demand for five weeks (see links below).
Local Motives’ monthly schedule is comprised of several versions of the show as presented by different hosts:
Local Motives – Off The Rails
On First Fridays DJ Jai and DJ DRB bring you LoMo Off The Rails, featuring interviews and performances recorded live at Southern Maine venues with artists who make music off the beaten path.
Local Motives – Live:
Bands featured live performing on-air.
Rotating Hosts, with Craig – Executive Producer, sometimes Sound Engineer
LoMo Live – Threes a crowd:
Small bands featured live performing on-air hosted by long-time WMPG DJ, Host, Producer, and sometimes Engineer Michael Danahy with occasional Co-Hosting by Madeline, Hannah and members of local music communities.
Local Motives – Final Friday
Final Friday caps each month with Host and Producer Michele Arcand. Michele has hosted the open mic night at Dogfish Café for 15 years, easily the longest-running open mic in Southern Maine.
Fifth Fri (if there is one):
Local Motives – Overdrive: (if there is one)
On those wonderful months with five Fridays, all bets are off could be anyone. We switch it up and you never know what you’ll get for the Bonus Edition. Usually bands featured live performing on-air.
If you have any questions about the show—or maybe you want to get involved in some way!