We live in a time when funding through advertising has become a ubiquitous business model – even for public or educational institutions.
When we take public transportation, the vehicles, the platforms, the shelters – they’re all plastered with advertising. But it remains almost impossible for most people to get to work using public transportation.
And when we listen to public radio, the informational ads of underwriters are omnipresent. But it continues to be almost impossible to find interesting new music.
WPKN is a refuge. Radio produced in real time by real people – community volunteers.
It is free from the litter of advertising that numbs us.
It is free to provide a range of music and opinions that can stimulate us.
Where to hear us
WPKN's programming can be heard on two frequencies: 89.5 in most of Connecticut and Long Island, and 88.7 in Montauk, Westerly & New London.