Joni Mitchell’s Birthday and Americana Music Celebration

2022-11-04T17:49:57-04:00

Joni Mitchell's Birthday and an Americana Music Celebration! November 7 and 8, join WPKN for a fundraising celebration of folk and Americana music! We'll help Joni Mitchell celebrate her birthday! The best donation you can give us is a monthly donation to our station. For a monthly donation above $15 per month we will add in a digital subscription to the Washington Post or the New York Times. Get a Great Gift with Your Donation!→ Your contribution helps WPKN, a 501(c)(3) organization. ←Choose a great subscription gift with your sustaining donation to WPKN! Al Bell celebrates the Blues and R&B, ...

My Balagan

2022-08-20T10:48:22-04:00

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 ...

Another Girl, Another Planet

2022-08-20T10:53:37-04:00

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

Cliff Furnald

2022-11-10T20:18:15-05:00

Cliff Furnald airs on Thursday Mornings, 7 to 10 AM — As democracy fades, Cliff plays music. New music. Old music. Local music. Music that is local somewhere else. Wherever you are, there you are. It might be jazz. It might not be. Might be folk, could be avant-garde. Rock music? Why not? It’s most unlikely that it will be opera, but you just can’t be sure. He will idly chatter from time to time, as well. But don’t worry, it never lasts too long. You can find out more about what you hear on the program at RootsWorld. Cliff Furnald brings music little heard on the radio ...

British Invasion

2022-08-23T19:29:06-04:00

British Invasion! From the beginning of the record industry, American blues, jazz and rock-and-roll inspired musicians all around the world, particularly in Britain. In the mid-1960s, the proverbial turn-tables turned when British music and culture took the United States by storm. This phenomenon has come to be known as the British Invasion. American youth frenzied around British pop and rock groups such as The Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Animals, and, perhaps most notably, the Beatles. After the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November 1963, America was ripe to accept the spirit of The Beatles music. Walter Cronkite featured a special on the Beatles in December of that ...

Radio Something

2022-07-26T21:08:16-04:00

Radio Something with Valerie Richardson airs on the second and fourth Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. My show (which I don’t call Radio Something, but everyone else does) is a mix of very eclectic music, interviews, and a lot of musings about the human condition. WPKN has been an essential part of my life for more than thirty years. I feel lucky to have moved to an area with such great radio after I left college. I grew up listening to freeform radio in northern Virginia, hit the airwaves at university, and found a lot of kindred souls when I became involved with WPKN. Learn ...

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 ...

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

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