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 ...

The Flux Capacitor

2022-08-20T10:51:28-04:00

The Flux Capacitor is a bi-monthly, high-octane whirlwind of musical time-travel, a Protest-and Resistance dance mix and energetic selection of genre-shifting music from around the world. Rock, bhangra, pop, country, oldies, electronica, punk, chanson française, rap, hip-hop, R&B, shoe-gaze, reggae, doo-wop, funk, new wave, alternative, jazz and more all collide, depending on the pulse of the moment. Look for updates on The Flux Capacitor Facebook Page HERE. Twining with Binnie Klein’s A Miniature World, The Flux Capacitor airs the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 10-12 noon. Martha Lewis is a visual artist, curator, educator and radio presenter who has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her artistic practice focuses on drawing, Site-Specific Installation, books, ...

Cliff Furnald

2022-08-20T10:41:46-04:00

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 ...

The Doc Hardy Show

2022-08-14T10:30:26-04:00

The Doc Hardy Show with Doc Hardy features current and classic jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, Gospel and Fusion music. Doc Hardy has music and radio broadcasting in his blood. His father, Hal Hardy, was “DJ Soul on Ice” in the 1970’s, and was a pioneer in Connecticut for black radio personalities. He appeared on WNLK in Norwalk, WSTC in Stamford, WICC in Bridgeport, WINE in Danbury and WEBE in Westport. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

Jazz – 100 Years of Mingus

2022-04-09T15:05:45-04:00

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of Louisiana in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with its roots in blues and ragtime. Since the 1920s Jazz Age, it has been recognized as a major form of musical expression in traditional and popular music. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, complex chords, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in European harmony and African rhythmic rituals. Charles Mingus, Jr. Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer, and bandleader. A major proponent of collective improvisation, he is considered ...

In the Evening

2022-03-02T06:57:46-05:00

Playing the music takes priority. However, I attempt to include anecdotal and historical information about the music. I also try to provide enough information on each item, especially on new releases, so the listener can order it. I don’t direct the listener to any particular vendor. Bob has defined WPKNs blues for decades. Learn More

My Soul from Me to You

2022-05-03T16:18:11-04:00

My Soul: From Me to You with Cheryl Magoveny airs on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 4 PM. You can expect to hear Soul, Singer-Songwriter, Funk, Jazz, Country, Blues, Classical, and anything that sparks my interest when preparing a playlist. I have been on the air at WPKN since September 2018. I served on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer, and I volunteer for special committees when needed. I am inspired by WPKN in many ways. Most of all, in the way WPKN allows its programmers the freedom to explore and take full control of their show’s content. I am greatly impressed by ...

Morning Maniac Music

2022-03-02T07:08:30-05:00

Morning Maniac Music with host David Golden. Sundays, 10 AM – 1 PM; Imagine a friendly audio diner serving a specialty sandwich of jazz & jam, with a free-form garnish. The daily playlist is posted in real-time on TWITTER & SPINITRON (except for live, in-studio performances). I’ve served on various station boards and committees, hosted a bunch of live music, and hopefully kept you company. Bring your favorite mug and hang out. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

WPKN Sunday Brunch Concert

2022-03-02T07:08:44-05:00

WPKN Sunday Brunch Concert with host David Golden. Sundays, 1 – 2 PM. NOTE: Due to Covid-19, out of an abundance of safety concerns, we’re not hosting live performers in the studio for the time being. Until we can do so, we’re presenting a variety of recorded concert performances. I’ve served on various station boards and committees, hosted a bunch of live music, and hopefully kept you company. Bring your favorite mug and hang out. Learn More

The Jazz Sound

2022-03-01T19:08:33-05:00

The Jazz Sound is hosted by Rick Petrone who plays mostly Jazz recordings from the ’40s to the present. He also presents interviews with Jazz Artists. A professional musician for 50+ years, Petrone was in charge of Stamford station WJAZ 96.7 from 1980-92. It was a 24/7 Commercial jazz station with all programming by Petrone. Today, Petrone can be heard from every Monday afternoon from 1 to 4 pm. Rick Petrone is a bassist who has been active in jazz since the 1960s. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

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