Harry Minot

2023-08-28T20:15:17-04:00

Harry Minot with Harry Minot airs on the fourth Wednesdays from 4 to 6:50 pm. The show will bring you the music you'll love from blues to jazz, classical to R&B. Harry Minot was WPKN’s General Manager from 1978 to 2008. Prior to that, he had been a Producer at Compton Advertising on NYC’s fabled Madison Avenue, and before that had begun his broadcasting career at WLAD/Danbury CT. Learn More

Nothin’s Static

2023-04-01T12:22:10-04:00

Nothin’s Static with Tina V. provides an eclectic mix of fantastic and unique music. Tune in to 89.5 FM on the second Tuesday of the month at 11:35 PM for an overnight delight! I was at work running my mouth with a friend, when Cheryl Magoveny a WPKN volunteer, asked me into her office. She’d heard I was a lifelong music-head and the next thing I know, she invited me on her show. Soon after, I was invited to become a programmer. And that is how this dream came true. I grew up surrounded by music, which included almost every genre. From Classical to Hip Hop, ...

So Many Records So Little Time

2022-08-20T10:49:41-04:00

So Many Records So Little Time with Kevin Patrick is a sprawling mix of styles and eras, starting in the ’50s, heating up by the ’60s and onward, right through to the present. A favorite challenge is crisscrossing genres. I love it all, I play it all. Check out my recent playlist. Kevin Patrick: artist manager, label owner, A&R executive, radio promotion veteran, broadcaster and as well, an obsessed record collector. The obsession with music began as a young child, watching his older cousins, who supplied jukeboxes in a small town outside of Syracuse, New York. Particularly passionate about the British Invasion, he convinced a local ...

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 ...

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

2022-11-10T20:18:15-05:00

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 ...

Blues In The Evening

2022-03-02T07:09:57-05:00

Blues In The Evening is a celebration of the Blues and R&B on the second Thursday of the month at 8 pm. Join host Al Bell as he takes you back in time, brings you new classics, and makes every song as fresh as the day it was recorded. Al Bell celebrates the Blues and R&B, playing songs in accordance with his own unique desire to hear one creative piece in juxtaposition with the next. And, it works. Al's love of music is an expression of joy and delight that will brighten your day. Learn More Other Programs by Al Bell ...

My Other Music (MOM)

2021-12-26T15:07:54-05:00

My Other Music (MOM) with Joseph Celli is a wide-ranging interest in Western classical, R&B, experimental & avant-garde, Cajun, Latin, and the whole history of American Jazz. YES! The whole history from early 20th century to new explorations in improvisation. Joseph Celli is an American musician and composer specializing in contemporary and improvised music for oboe and English horn. In addition, he plays the Yamaha WX7 MIDI breath controller, as well as double reed instruments from several Asian cultures, including the Korean hojok and piri, and the Indian mukha vina. His early training was as a jazz saxophonist which allowed him to work his way through ...

Pete Stewart’s Steam of Consciousness

2021-11-21T16:47:09-05:00

Pete Stewart's Steam of Consciousness with host Pete Stewart is a semi-weekly eclectic music program, Mondays 4-7 PM, playing various shades of blues, folk, funk, jazz, acoustic with a little world music thrown in. I always prepare but rarely plan. Attention is paid to the relationships of songs within a set and continuity from set to set. Sometimes the magic works, sometimes it doesn't. It's a live radio highwire act without a net! For the most part, I still love the stuff I was playing in the late ‘80s but am filled with delight when I discover something new. All the music recorded in the last hundred years is ...

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 ...

Real Music, Real Talk

2021-02-18T20:16:35-05:00

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

Mikki’s Room

2021-08-09T18:38:21-04:00

Mikki’s Room is an ongoing tribute to Mikki Barnes, a long-time WPKN programmer who passed away in August of 2021. The show airs Saturday Night, 10 PM to 2 AM. Her loss will be felt by us all and especially those who loved her show. She was such a force of life and spirit. Mikki started at WPKN in 1982 and she filled the airwaves with countless hours of great radio. Her program was dedicated to those behind the walls and demonstrated her support for many who are often forgotten. Mikki’s show touched thousands of people in a very deep way. It is important that we continue to reach out to ...

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

Antique Blues

2021-09-04T17:00:41-04:00

All music you hear on “Antique Blues” is from Bill and Joan Nolan’s private collection of vinyl LP’s, 45’s, and other rarities. The focus of the show is:  Rhythm & Blues, group harmony, and the legends of the blues. Bill & Joan started the Rhythm & Blues and Rock ‘n Roll Society in the early 1970s. The group has sponsored and produced a number of live events in Greenwich, CT. The two have been involved with WPKN for more than 40 years!

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