Old Cars in the Driveway

2022-09-06T19:50:15-04:00

Old Cars in the Driveway – each month, Jim Motavalli and Peter Bush interview car owners, auto restoration experts, and car enthusiasts from the 1930s to the 1990s. Believe it or not, I’ve been on WPKN since 1973. Over the years, I’ve served as program director, news director, music director and librarian (I think). There are so few stations left that are not strait-jacketed by rules and enforced formats. At WPKN, each programmer is free to create, across genres. The same freedom applies to our news and public affairs programming. Learn More Peter Bush is a veteran radio DJ who’s spun music on WINE, WRKI, ...

Digging in the Dirt

2022-08-20T10:47:45-04:00

Digging in the Dirt with Kevin Gallagher. The show is comprised of four parts: Digging World Jazz airs from 4 to 4:55 pm. At 4:55 pm, become Earth-aware with the weekly feature “GaiaGram environmental headlines from around a planet in crisis.” At 5 pm “Digging in the Dirt” is a half-hour long. Guests on “Digging in the Dirt” are Climate Change experts and activists, promoting organic and regenerative farming techniques, showing the way to grow healthier food in a way that respects the planet’s health. In addition to nationally known movers and shakers in this niche, Kevin loves to feature food authors, local farmers and gardeners pushing the envelope ...

Live Culture

2022-08-20T10:50:41-04:00

Live Culture is a monthly discussion around contemporary art and cultural events, which later become available as podcasts on Soundcloud, available HERE. Now in it’s the third year, Live Culture has presented a broad range of projects, venues and cultural initiative including conversations with artists, curators, gallerists, composers, writers, and musicians both locally nationally and internationally. The show airs the final Saturday of each month from 11-12 noon. Sign up for monthly announcements about the show HERE, or look for updates on the shows Facebook Page HERE. The logo image "Large and Small Thoughts" is courtesy of Joan Fitzsimmons. Martha Lewis is a visual artist, curator, educator and radio presenter who has ...

GaiaGram

2022-08-20T10:48:03-04:00

GaiaGram with Kevin Gallagher brings “Environmental headlines for a planet in Crisis” every Monday at 4:55 p.m. – keeping us all informed on what we can’t afford to ignore about the changing eco-systems of our planet. Kevin Gallagher likes to dig. He especially enjoys digging in places he’s never dug before because he never knows what he’ll find. To know Kevin is to know he likes to share his treasures, whether it’s the garlic he dug out of the soil or the music he pulls up out of WPKNs musical well or a new ecological film he has invited all of WPKNs tribe to come and ...

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 ...

Del ‘In Transition’

2022-08-20T10:43:30-04:00

Del ‘In Transition’  with Del LaPietro. Del ‘in Transition’ was made in 2011, with the first show being 11/11/11 on the overnight with Icon, who, at the time was the volunteer director.  After a few fundraisers while answering phones, he asked the question with his baritone voice: ‘Would you like to do radio?’ ‘in Transition’ is a primetime, drive time show broadcasting out to WPKN’s listening audience Live in the studio each and every Friday from 7 to 9 in the morning. It has become a show loosely based on informing our listeners what comes into the library here at WPKN on a weekly basis, the live shows touring ...

EMUSE

2022-08-20T10:44:34-04:00

EMUSE with Emma Speer “I feel; therefore I am.”  Emuse is a show composed of curiosity and sustained by song. Each show has a theme, and Emma incorporates songs, speeches, poetry, and stories to explore the theme from as many angles as possible within the three hours. Although the medium is audio, Emuse activates all senses, including humor! Tune in to 89.5 FM every other Friday from 9am-12pm, or listen to Emuse through WPKN archives. Emma was born and bred in Bridgeport. Besides travel and a brief stint in the far away land of ~college~, she has lived in Bridgeport her whole life. She attended Yale University ...

GM Report to the Listeners

2022-08-20T10:55:18-04:00

GM Report to the Listeners with Steve di Costanzo brings you the information you can use in Bridgeport, CT - with events, sponsors, activities, local celebrities, and more. One of my fondest childhood memories was listening to the Top-40 AM station in Milwaukee- WOKY on a little transistor radio when I was a wee lad of 7. Boy did I love that pop coming from the UK… early Beatles, Hollies, Herman’s Hermits, how about Do the Freddy and Catch us if You Can by the Dave Clark 5. Musically, I came of age in the roaring early and mid-’70s. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud ...

Spirit Matters

2022-08-20T10:38:47-04:00

Spirit Matters with Annette Szczesiul airs every third Wednesday of the month  12- 1 pm. Spirit matters is a monthly program dedicated to meditative sitting and making time for quiet and reflection.  Every third Wednesday listeners are invited to enjoy a slowed-down lunchtime getaway of calm.  Each episode Annette will guide listeners through a period of quiet sitting (no religious bent or denomination required) accompanied by beautiful sounds, music, and thought/feeling provoking readings.  Sometimes pre-recorded, sometimes live in the studio, occasional interviews and guests; always going easy and softly and breathing deeply.  A peaceful break from a chaotic world.  Join me! Annette has been with WPKN ...

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 ...

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