Write On

2022-05-07T21:09:37-04:00

Write On! A singer-songwriter is a musician who writes, composes, and performs their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies. In the United States, the category is built on the folk-acoustic tradition, although this role has transmuted through different eras of popular music. Get a Great Gift with Your Donation! Your contribution helps WPKN, a 501(c)(3) organization. Al Bell celebrates the Blues and R&B, playing songs in accordance with his own unique desire to hear one creative piece in juxtaposition with the next. Learn More What inspires me about ‘PKN is that amidst all the differences, there is a ...

Rock Therapy

2022-03-02T06:53:19-05:00

Rock Therapy with host Rob Silber is a free-form mix of Classic Rock, Punk, Indie Rock, Blues, Reggae, Prog Rock, Americana, and anything else that captures my ear. I love turning people on to new sounds mixed in with some old favs. Rob Silber hosts Rock Therapy on WPKN. View his schedule. Learn More

The Jazz Sound

2022-03-01T19:08:33-05:00

The Jazz Sound is hosted by Rick Petrone who plays mostly Jazz recordings from the ’40s to the present. He also presents interviews with Jazz Artists. A professional musician for 50+ years, Petrone was in charge of Stamford station WJAZ 96.7 from 1980-92. It was a 24/7 Commercial jazz station with all programming by Petrone. Today, Petrone can be heard from every Monday afternoon from 1 to 4 pm. Rick Petrone is a bassist who has been active in jazz since the 1960s. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

Muscle Shoals Sound

2021-12-15T15:04:40-05:00

Muscle Shoals Sound Join WPKN on December 16 and 17 for a special fundraiser celebrating the Muscle Shoals Sound. In 1969, The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, widely referred to as “The Swampers” started a recording studio. The founders, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins, David Hood and Jimmy Johnson, were originally session musicians at Rick Hall’s FAME Studios and, together with Hall, they created the “Muscle Shoals Sound.” The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section provided musical backing and arrangements for major hits by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, and the Staple Singers. Success in soul and R&B prompted rock and pop performers to record at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Recordings included Elkie Brooks, ...

Binwanka

2022-03-21T21:34:39-04:00

Binwanka broadcasts various types of electronic music from the past, present, and future. Tune into WPKN 89.5 FM every third Friday from 2:30 am to 6 am, every second and every fourth Monday 11 pm - 2 am to hear a variety of genres including chiptune, vaporware, house, ambient and other experimental compositions. Binwanka is a generalist experimenting with art, design, and technology and has been a programmer at WPKN since 2018. Learn more about Binwanka by visiting his website. Learn More

The Relay

2020-05-23T20:32:52-04:00

The Relay with Jason Bischoff-Wurstle. Open a window and stay up late. There’s a lot of vinyl goodness heading your way on The Relay, 11 PM – 2 AM, the 2nd Tuesday, on the month. Jason Bischoff-Wurstle hosts The Relay. He is a museum director and is on the Board of Directors of The New Haven Preservation Trust. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

Off-Beat!

2021-04-16T08:48:18-04:00

Off-Beat! with Rich Kaminsky airs Saturdays, 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. Off-Beat is a late-night celebration of the best in underground and international rock, pop, punk and more. The weekly Off-Beat New Music Review examines and exposes the latest releases, followed by the Off-Beat Spotlight Artist of the Overnight, where the discographic history of transcendent artists are mined for gold. Rich has been on the airwaves at WPKN for nearly 30 years. Learn More

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