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 ...

My Balagan

2022-03-02T06:57:27-05:00

My Balagan with Kevin Gallagher is heavy on the ’60s & ’70s, new artists, Boogie Blues, Blues-Rock, Alt-country, Folk, Funk, Acid Jazz, World Music and Latin Jazz. Drop-in every other Monday 4-7 pm for musical meanderings with Kevin Gallagher. He’ll drop the bucket down WPKN’s musical well and see what he drags up. “I know where things will start out, but I’m never quite sure where we’ll end up. It’s all about playing any kind of music that fires me up, with the occasional Interview thrown in”. -Kevin On My Balagan, Kevin talks with Musicians, pundits, and activists. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud ...

Love and Communication

2022-03-02T07:00:53-05:00

Love and Communication with Michelle Morgan. I was born and raised in Maine and will mention it at least once per show. I currently live in West Haven. I came to Connecticut almost a decade ago to pursue my PhD in American Studies at Yale, wound up putting down roots here and marrying the head baker at Scratch Baking in Milford, and decided to stay. Learn More

Best of 2021

2021-12-27T13:01:53-05:00

Best of 2021 Join WPKN for the last fundraising event of the year: Best of 2021 from 7 am to 10 pm on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. This is your last opportunity to give for the year, capitalizing on the tax benefits of donating to a 501(c)(3) organization, WPKN 89.5 FM Independent Community Radio. Our volunteer-based, passion-driven community thanks you for your kind support now, and every day of the year! Get a Great Gift with Your Donation! Your contribution helps WPKN, a 501(c)(3) organization. WPKN General Manager Music has always been front and center for me. It’s beyond therapeutic. ...

The Music Never Stopped

2021-12-15T15:05:47-05:00

The Music Never Stopped with host Martha Nachman is on the air at WPKN on the 3rd and 5th Wednesday of each month from 4 p.m. -7 p.m. Martha plays an eclectic blend of American roots music, folk, jazz, rock and popular music. She loves all genres of music and likes to mix it up. Martha Nachman hosts The Music Never Stopped Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

Pete Stewart’s Steam of Consciousness

2021-11-21T16:47:09-05:00

Pete Stewart's Steam of Consciousness with host Pete Stewart is a semi-weekly eclectic music program, Mondays 4-7 PM, playing various shades of blues, folk, funk, jazz, acoustic with a little world music thrown in. I always prepare but rarely plan. Attention is paid to the relationships of songs within a set and continuity from set to set. Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn't. It's a live radio highwire act without a net! For the most part, I still love the stuff I was playing in the late ‘80s but am filled with delight when I discover something new. All the music recorded in the last hundred years is ...

Celebrating Joni Mitchell

2021-11-21T17:21:04-05:00

Join us on November 22-23 for a special fundraiser celebrating the inimitable Joni Mitchell. It’s a day of music, stories and fun as we take a look at the impact and accomplishments of one of this decade’s greatest living artists. A true favorite of WPKN programmers and listeners alike, we are delighted to be dedicated to all things Joni and will have special premiums including a brand new, totally unique t-shirt in her honor (designed by Wendy Flanagan and hand-screened by Liz Squillace). Get a Great Gift with Your Donation! Your contribution helps WPKN, a 501(c)(3) organization. What inspires me about ...

Organic Radio

2022-01-27T07:39:06-05:00

In the early 2000's I began doing my radio program, which I call Organic Radio. The name holds a dual meaning for me… I view WPKN to be a living organism and not a formulaic or algorithm-driven venture, like commercial radio or paid streaming services. It's a collective tapestry woven together by the many programmers who cultivate the musical fibers into something artistic and imbued with meaning and a greater significance – so Organic as in living matter. And also Organic, like the practice of farming without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial means. We are small, not factory scale, and like the soil, we aim ...

Another Girl, Another Planet

2022-01-30T18:21:07-05:00

Love is a many splendored thing according to the song. Another Girl, Another Planet has a warped idea of what counts as splendor. This is all about love songs with a twist, and love songs for the twisted. You’ll hear Classic Punk, Cutesy Japanese Pop, Gothic Folk, Shouty stuff and Whispery stuff, and tunes I don’t know the genre of. Marvel, Laugh, and Enjoy! Partner and Chief Innovation Officer at CO OP Brand Co., Simon serves on the WPKN Board of Directors and hosts Another Girl, Another Planet. Learn More

Mike Horyczun

2021-09-04T17:37:47-04:00

Mike Horyczun Program with Mike Horyczun. Mike enjoys taking listeners on a journey when he’s on air. The musical roads are spontaneous, unpredictable, exciting. Mike brings decades of radio experience to the air and a love of music that continues to grow every day. No style or genre is off-limits. Join him every first Wednesday of the month, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., and enjoy the ride. Mike Horyczun, pictured here with his daughter Lia, hosts Mike Horyczun on WPKN. Mike has been with WPKN since the ‘80s, and his love of the radio station, like his love of music, expands exponentially. Over the years, he’s ...

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