WPKN Celebrates... Music from Stage & Screen... Your Radio Station... Your Soundtrack! A special fundraising event Monday and Tuesday, Feb 13 and 14. Get a great gift with your donation! Your contribution helps WPKN, a 501(c)(3) organization. Choose a great subscription with your sustaining donation to WPKN! I have been on the ‘PKN airwaves thirty years (yikes!) - feels like a few lifetimes - and I also served in several positions on the station’s board of directors. In my other life, I have worked as a clinical social worker for way too many years, am a longtime resident of New Haven, ...
The Women of WPKN Celebrate WPKNWendy Flanagan2023-03-14T06:26:15-04:00
Join WPKN on the air on March 18 for a special day of programming and fundraising that will feature the women of WPKN’s on-air staff. We will be raising spirits and funds for WPKN from 7 a.m. until midnight on March 18. Get a great gift with your donation! Your contribution helps WPKN, a 501(c)(3) organization. Choose a great subscription with your sustaining donation to WPKN! WPKN Board of Directors, Program Director 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 ...
Radio Base CampSteve DiCostanzo2022-08-20T10:54:38-04:00
Radio Base Camp is focused on new releases and old gems across many genres but it is heavy on psych, garage, indie, funk and soul, Afro-beats, and world sounds from Jamaica to Morocco. I am particularly interested in playing under-the-radar artists and cult bands The show’s name has to do with my love of mountains, trekking, and climbing. I associate an expedition “base camp” with the similar joy that music brings into my life. Radio Base Camp is on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Music has always been front and center for me. It’s beyond therapeutic. I have fond childhood memories of listening to music on ...
Rock TherapyRob Silber2022-08-20T10:52:58-04:00
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
Cliff FurnaldCliff Furnald2022-11-10T20:18:15-05:00
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 ...
Love and CommunicationMichelle Morgan2022-03-02T07:00:53-05:00
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
Second Saturday MagazineBob Johnson2022-01-23T19:54:46-05:00
Bob Johnson produces the monthly Second Saturday Magazine show which features interviews with authors & LIVE performances of local musicians. Produces and Hosts a TV program on White Plains Community Media called Westchester Culture. Produces and hosts a monthly radio program on WPKN radio called Second Saturday Magazine. Learn More
A Miniature WorldBinnie Klein2022-01-04T16:57:26-05:00
My music and interview show, A Miniature World, airs the first and third Thursdays, from 10 a.m. until Noon. I’ve been connected with WPKN since 1976. My musical tastes swerve through Euro-pop, trip-hop, electronica, indie-rock, singer-songwriters. You might hear Icelandic rock, World music, Radiohead, Bjork, Tricky, Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins, The Books, Devotchka, weird cover tunes, Milosh, Stevie Nicks, PJ Harvey, Cat Power, Owen Pallett, Hot Chip, Dandy Warhols, Sarah Fimm, Karsh Kale, La Nouvelle Vague, Moby, Patti Smith, Juana Molina, Peter Gabriel, Aldous Harding, The National, to name a few. My interviews have included Dick Cavett, David Denby, Harry Shearer, Katha Pollitt, Bert Randolph Sugar, Abigail Thomas, Carl Safina, Matthew ...
Organic RadioWendy Flanagan2022-01-27T07:39:06-05:00
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 ...
Mike HoryczunMike Horyczun2021-09-04T17:37:47-04:00
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 ...
Caroline DoctorowWendy Flanagan2021-09-04T17:12:38-04:00
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 ...
The Lost and SoundTess Sandler2023-02-16T18:53:28-05:00
The Lost & Sound with Tess Sandler. A curious array of musical items of many shapes and sizes, The Lost & Sound will air on the second Saturday of every month from 4 pm-7 pm. I am totally fascinated by the human relationship with sound. I am a lifelong musician and grew up with a variety of musical influences... Learn More
Real Music, Real TalkMichael Dunham2021-02-18T20:16:35-05:00
Real Music, Real Talk with host Michael Dunham offers great music, old school, Funk, Jazz, Motown, R&B, 70s Pop, Artist Spotlights, history, local artists, as well as real-life dialog, from this side of color. Michael Dunham hosts Real Music, Real Talk. Learn More
Music, Sacred and ProfaneWendy Flanagan2021-09-04T17:41:24-04:00
Music, Sacred and Profane with host Nick Jacobs. Nick Jacobs hosts Music, Sacred and Profane. Nick grew up in North Yonkers, Manhattan, went to school at UCLA, Prague, and London Film School; then grew down working as pub cleaner and projectionist in London, photographer in NYC, and CT, (Liz Claiborne, Hermes, H. Stern) and as a theater person in NYC, and CT, with the Grumbling Gryphons, and solo doing programs in schools, and libraries re: Shakespeare, poetry, cameras, seafaring, and storytelling. He lives in the northwest corner of CT, with his collections of typewriters, cameras and rucksacks. He also works as Nick the Knife sharpening service. ...
Hasta la RaizAriana Shapiro2021-09-04T17:29:22-04:00
Hasta la Raiz with host Ariana Shapiro. Ariana Shapiro hosts Hasta la Raiz Learn More
The RelayJason Bischoff-Wurstle2020-05-23T20:32:52-04:00
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
Let IT Happen HEARSean Corvino2021-09-04T17:33:58-04:00
Let IT Happen HEAR with Sean Corvino - Tune in and enjoy! Sean Corvino hosts Let IT Happen HEAR. Learn More
Chateau BatteauRobin Batteau2021-09-04T17:13:08-04:00
Chateau Batteau brings you creative musical legend Robin Batteau. Robin Batteau hosts Chateau Batteau on WPKN. You can learn more: The Official Website for Buskin & Batteau and now Modern Man, back despite public demand and featuring David Buskin, George Wurzbach and Rob Carlson Learn More Listen on Soundcloud
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