Caroline Doctorow

2021-09-04T17:12:38-04:00

SONGTRAILS with Caroline Doctorow airs the first Saturday of every month at 7PM on WPKN 89.5 (Bridgeport CT), and features roots-based artists plus the local spotlight with some favorite area performers. Singer-songwriter Caroline Doctorow has been called a great champion of American folk music. Her most recent album Dreaming in Vinyl reached #2 on the national folk radio airplay charts. She received The Alexander Award from the Long Island Arts Council in 2018, and an official New York State Proclamation honoring her many years of work as a folksinger. In addition to eleven solo albums, she released the first retrospective of the work of '60s folk icons ...

Cliff Furnald

2021-11-23T11:01:46-05:00

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 ...

All Levels

2022-03-21T21:20:34-04:00

All Levels with Emily Herberich - airs every first and third Wednesday from 2:30 AM to 6 AM, and the second Wednesday 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM. Emily hosts the show "All Levels", a show with a mantra: True music snobs know that brilliance is found in every corner. On her show, any notion of levels are abolished; all genres and forms of musical expression are equally respected. You will hear Kate Bush, following Jeezy, following Johnny Cash, following Savages, following Meek Mill, following Dungen. Welcome to all. Emily has been a Board Member and Volunteer Director since 2019. Learn More

Jim Motavalli

2022-05-09T18:34:56-04:00

Jim Motavalli – The Jim Motavalli Show is on the second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays of the month, 8-11 p.m. It mixes up long, carefully arranged sets in multiple genres with segments that draw upon my journalistic background, including interviews with authors, experts in many fields, and musicians. I also present live music whenever possible. You’d think that after all this time I’d have come up with a name for my show, but it seems to exist happily without one. I like to mix up genres, sometimes in the same set. My touchstones are jazz, folk, Americana, old-time country (not bluegrass), some subsets of rock, and electronic music in ...

Dancing Barefoot

2021-06-16T22:11:35-04:00

Dancing Barefoot with Deb Guhl brings you anything and everything from blues to bluegrass, rock to R&B, jazz to world music, Latin to folk. So kick off your shoes and head for a spin where the music draws you in, the floor is smooth, and the sensations come in all shapes and sizes. Lose your sense of gravity. Find your song. There’s an inner dance in all of us. Deb Guhl is responsbile for business development and marketing support to a business providing water conservation and utility submetering to multi-family and retail owners/operators. She is also the host of Dancing Barefoot on WPKN. Learn More ...

Dylan Birthday Special

2021-05-19T13:40:51-04:00

80 Years - Bob Dylan Birthday Special celebrates Bob Dylan who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than 6 decades. Born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist. Some of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1963) and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” (1964) became anthems for civil rights and anti-war movements. In 1965 and 1966, Dylan drew controversy when he adopted electrically amplified rock instrumentation, and within 15 months recorded three of the most important and influential rock albums of the 1960s: Bringing It All Back Home (1965), Highway 61 Revisited (1965), ...

American v. British Folk

2021-06-03T11:22:49-04:00

Join WPKN for a special fundraising event American v. British Folk from 7 am to 10 pm on Friday, March 26, 2021. It’s now half-a-century since British folk rock became A Thing, with the early practitioners breaking new ground and inspiring an entire scene that peaked in the late Sixties/early Seventies. Earnest young post-Dylan singer/songwriters moved away from the intimacy of the folk clubs in favour of the nascent college/university circuit. Countercultural iconoclasts The Incredible String Band became a seismic influence on a whole raft of bands now categorised as acid-folk, Pentangle’s use of acoustic instrumentation within a nominally rock framework attracted many emulators (though arguably no real equals), ...

WPKN Young

2021-02-05T21:00:31-05:00

CSNY / Neil Young / Buffalo Springfield - a special, two-day fundraiser February 9-10, 2021 with your favorite hosts at WPKN! WPKN General Manager Music has always been front and center for me. It’s beyond therapeutic. Learn More WPKN Board of Directors, Long Island Director Kevin Gallagher likes to dig. Ask him to tell you about his life, and don’t be surprised if he digs up a tale about traveling the world with the Eurythmics or that he’s been digging WPKN since he became a DJ in 1972. Learn More WPKN Board of Directors On-Air Fundraising Director Lisa is a programmer, board member and ...

Radio Something

2020-05-19T16:54:47-04:00

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 ...

Title

Go to Top