Philip Thompson Remembered

Philip Thompson and Dr. William MacVane: photo Lesley MacVane

Philip Thompson and Dr. William MacVane: photo Lesley MacVane

We are saddened by the news of Dr. Philip Thompson's death on June 19, 2019 at the age of 102. Philip was a long time supporter of Portland Media Center and believed in our mission of media access and free speech for all. He attended our annual meetings on a regular basis and always had something to contribute to the discussions, which took place during those meetings. Not only did Philip contribute as a member and supporter, he also, along with Dr. William MacVane, another long time supporter of Portland Media Center, acted in a rather humorous PSA for our station, which was filmed in Merrill Auditorium. The original script for the skit was edited and rewritten by Philip, to the surprise of the producer, who only found out about it during filming! That was Philip! We shall miss him.

You can watch a memorial to Philip presented by the West End Community Association (Portland ME), or on our website WATCH page.