Soundtracks

2023-08-29T08:22:45-04:00

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, ...

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

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, ...

Snap, Crackle, POP!

2022-08-20T10:36:33-04:00

Snap, Crackle, POP! with Alec Cumming is an irrepressibly free-form and tuneful-music-loving show. Snap Crackle POP! currently airs the first Thursday of every month from 4 p.m. through 7 p.m. It’s a frequent “fill-in” show on the WPKN schedule as well. The best way to keep track on my upcoming shows is to friend me on Facebook. If you get around to checking out my show on WPKN, you may note I have an enthusiastic if imperfect ability to remember anecdotes about when and how certain songs were written, recorded and released. (Again, my mind works in mysterious ways.) That’s a BIG part of the Snap ...

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

A Miniature World

2022-01-04T16:57:26-05:00

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 ...

Muscle Shoals Sound

2021-12-15T15:04:40-05:00

Muscle Shoals Sound Join WPKN on December 16 and 17 for a special fundraiser celebrating the Muscle Shoals Sound. In 1969, The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, widely referred to as “The Swampers” started a recording studio. The founders, Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins, David Hood and Jimmy Johnson, were originally session musicians at Rick Hall’s FAME Studios and, together with Hall, they created the “Muscle Shoals Sound.” The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section provided musical backing and arrangements for major hits by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, and the Staple Singers. Success in soul and R&B prompted rock and pop performers to record at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Recordings included Elkie Brooks, ...

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

Brill Building

2023-08-29T08:27:10-04:00

BRILL BUILDING A two-day fundraising special – September 9-10! The Brill Building is located at 1619 Broadway and 49th St. in New York City. The 11 story building was built in 1931 and is famous for housing music industry offices and studios where some of the most popular American songs were written. It dominating the pop charts in the early 1960s. The “Brill” name comes from a haberdasher who operated a store at street level and bought the building. Composers and Lyricists at the Brill Building Burt Bacharach, Jeff Barry, Bert Berns, Bobby Darin, Hal David, Neil Diamond, Luther Dixon, Sherman Edwards, Buddy Feyne, Gerry Goffin, Howard Greenfield, Ellie ...

Ray Terlaga

2020-08-07T16:35:15-04:00

Ray Terlaga with host Ray Terlaga. Ray Terlaga hosts Ray Terlaga and All Together Now: A Global Dance Party. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

The Quest

2021-06-25T13:29:24-04:00

The Quest with Terry Hopper. Welcome along on the Quest! An asymmetrical radio experience where you will hear obscure and well-loved progressive rock and pop, world music, funk and soul, great drumming and electronica, interviews with Terry Hopper’s musical and cultural heroes, medical marijuana news, TV, humor, and anything we haven’t discovered yet. What’s the common thread running through it all? The messages, whether inward-looking or cooperative, funny, positive, ironic– It’s psychedelic humanism… Terry Hopper hosts The Quest. Learn More

Off-Beat!

2021-04-16T08:48:18-04:00

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

Shut Up & Listen

2022-12-29T19:48:57-05:00

Shut Up & Listen with Mystery Girl & DJ Enigma is a music/talk show featuring interviews with artists, entertainers, creatives, and entrepreneurs, plus highlights of the latest events and happenings in music and entertainment. The show’s #MysteryMix playlist segment puts a spotlight on music from independent, up-and-coming artists. Based in Connecticut, the show has a heavy focus on the Tri-State area. Who do we interview? If you’re making waves in the music & entertainment industry, let’s talk! (singers, songwriters, musicians, DJs, producers, rappers, entertainers, comedians, actors, etc.) If you’re doing something outside of that realm, the mic is on for that too. If you have something interesting to share ...

First Tuesday Rainy Day Radio

2021-09-04T17:25:59-04:00

First Tuesday Rainy Day Radio with Richard Hill celebrates Jazz, Latin, African and Caribbean folkloric and pop, R&B, and Funk; as well as his obsession with public affairs. My life is divided between directing the band, doing radio at WPKN, teaching music and dance (Swing and Salsa), and teaching and hosting youth radio programming. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

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