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Desert Island Discs

Series produced by Jeff Wax

Caption: "8 records and 1 castaway"
"8 records and 1 castaway" 

When you put one castaway and eight records together in conversation, it’s hard to stop listening.

Each week people from all aspects of life are asked the question, if you were to be cast away alone on a desert island, which eight records would you choose to have with you, assuming of course, that you had a listening device and an inexhaustible power source.

Desert Island Discs gives the listener a unique entrée into the lives of "ordinary" people living their lives in "extraordinary" ways employing an engaging mixture of curiosity, intelligence and warmth.

"Desert Island Discs" is a weekly live radio program heard on WMPG FM (90.9/104.1) in Portland, Maine every Monday morning from 10:30am until 12:00pm EST and streaming at www.wmpg.org. The host and producer is Jeff Wax. The show follows the model of a very successful radio program that first aired in 1942 on BBC 4 Radio in England, which has become the second longest radio program, surpassed only by "The Grand Ole' Opry" and the longest factual running program in the history of radio. Each week people from all aspects of life are asked the question, if you were to be cast away alone on a desert island, which eight records would you choose to have with you, assuming of course, that you had a listening device and an inexhaustible power source. We hear excerpts from each of the castaways selections, - discussion of their choices permits a review of their life and listeners have the opportunity to meet a variety of interesting members of the community "up close and personal". Hide full description

"Desert Island Discs" is a weekly live radio program heard on WMPG FM (90.9/104.1) in Portland, Maine every Monday morning from 10:30am until 12:00pm EST and streaming at www.wmpg.org. The host and producer is Jeff Wax. The show follows the model of a very successful radio program that first aired in 1942 on BBC 4 Radio in England, which has become the second longest radio program, surpassed only by "The Grand Ole' Opry" and the longest factual running program in the history of radio. Each week people from all aspects of life are asked the question, if you were to be cast away alone on a desert island, which eight records would you choose to have with you, assuming of course, that you had a listening device and an inexhaustible power source. We hear excerpts from each of the... Show full description


39 Pieces

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On December 24, 2012 "Desert Island Discs" ended its inaugural season by reprising its first guest JOE DULEY and marking the first time our program...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2013
  • Length: 01:54:34
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On December 24th BARNEY MARTIN became our 38th island castaway. Barney is someone who leads a life in duality with one foot in the white collar wor...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2013
  • Length: 01:26:23
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On December 17, 2012 RON RAYMOND became the 37th castaway on "Desert Island Discs." Ron's voice is heard on WMPG Radio every Sunday evening from 7...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2013
  • Length: 01:14:19
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On December 17, 2012 the British born actress and director ANN FOSKETT became the 36th castaway on "Desert Island Discs". Ann's recent directing c...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2012
  • Length: 01:18:02
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On December 3rd, Herb Ivy became the 35th Castaway on "Desert Island Discs"; as an on-air personality on WBLM radio he has seen phenomenal success ...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2012
  • Length: 01:27:27
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On November 26th our 34th castaway was Peter Cyr, a graduate of Providence College and The University of Maine School of Law. Today he is an attorn...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2012
  • Length: 01:33:39
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Popular Portland radio personality JOHN MOONEY became our 33rd castaway on November 19th, 2012. He's the host of "The Grooveyard Shift" on WMPG Ra...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2012
  • Length: 01:27:36
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On November 12, 2012 Indie singer songwriter Kate Schrock became our 32nd castaway. Raised in the idyllic town of South Bristol on the coast of Ma...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2012
  • Length: 01:18:12
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On November 5, 2012 WMPG radio's own BILL AUDETTE became the first person in the history of "Desert Island Discs" to return to our mythical island ...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2012
  • Length: 01:18:35
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On October 29, 2012 Robert Moody, Music Director of the Portland Symphony Orchestra became our 30th castaway on "Desert Island Discs". Robert has ...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2012
  • Length: 01:28:57
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On October 22nd our 29th castaway was DAWN MCANDREWS, the Artistic Director of The Theatre at Monmouth. Dawn is an accomplished director, producer,...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2012
  • Length: 01:35:31
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On October 15th our 28th castaway was Portland Press Herald music columnist AIMSEL PONTI who has been obsessed with - and inspired by- music since ...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2012
  • Length: 01:28:32
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Our 27th castaway on October 8, 2012 was Keith Powell Beyland. Keith serves as the Artistic Director/Founder of Dramatic Repertory Company in Port...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 01:23:43
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On October 1st our castaway was fine furniture maker PETER TURNER, who lives in South Portland, Maine. What's unique about Peter are the ways in w...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2012
  • Length: 01:05:10
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On September 24, 2012 Michael Townsend became the 25th castaway to visit our mythical island. Michael is a long time member of the WMPG radio fami...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2012
  • Length: 01:20:56
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On September 17, 2012 our 24th castaway was MICHAEL KIMBALL, the author of the bestsellers "Undone", "Mouth to Mouth" and "Green Girls", thrillers ...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2012
  • Length: 01:25:50
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On September 10th our 23rd castaway on "Desert Island Discs" was RENEE BLANCHE, - Tai Chi practitioner, dancing machine and Vagina Monologue perfor...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2012
  • Length: 01:24:26
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On September 3rd our castaway was Ruby Simkoff, who since 1990 has been one of the most recognized voices on WMPG Radio in Portland, Maine. Ruby ho...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2012
  • Length: 01:22:44
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David Greenham has been a resident of Maine since the summer of 1985 when he moved here with a group of friends from Syracuse University to begin a...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2012
  • Length: 01:20:19
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Our 20th show on August 20, 2012 features DEB GALLAGHER as our castaway. Deb is s popular on-air personality on WMPG Radio in Portland, Maine who i...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2012
  • Length: 01:28:22