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 ...

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, ...

Módulo Lunar

2022-10-24T10:21:06-04:00

Módulo Lunar // The Lunar Module is a monthly program that airs every third Thursday of the month from 4 to 7 pm hosted by Luis Luna, producer and community organizer. This show is a platform for diverse Latinx music from across the American Continent including the U.S. These sounds drape the acoustic stage to discuss and elevate social justice issues and collective liberation programming. Luis brings activists, organizers and members of the community from across Connecticut and the U.S. to amplify our collective voices. Abolition Transmission is a radio collaboration between incarcerated abolitionists and organizers on the outside. This program is meant to amplify the voices and experiences ...

Organic Radio

2022-01-27T07:39:06-05:00

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 ...

ReHumanize Yourself Radio

2021-09-16T16:11:57-04:00

ReHumanize Yourself Radio with host Herman Olivera III celebrates music, and optimizes the listener's experience through interviews from various noted guests and shared tips geared towards uplifting the mind, body and spirit. I look forward to continuing to serve the WPKN community and beyond. Thank you in advance for taking this journey with me. My greatest passion in life has always been music. Most kids had toys on their Christmas lists, but I would ask Santa for vinyl records and cassettes. You see as a child I was raised on radio because we always had one on in the house or playing in the car. As ...

Mirror Ya Vibes

2021-09-04T17:40:41-04:00

Mirror Ya Vibes with host i Messiah plays reggae, ska, dub and connects the listener with the cool runnins of Jamaica.. DJ at WPKN you can watch a video here. Learn More

Ed Flynn

2022-05-12T21:13:23-04:00

Ed Flynn with Ed Flynn broadcasts an eclectic mix of rock, jazz, dub, reggae and more. Sometimes, he’ll focus on a particular sonic space. Expect anything at any time. Program airs 2nd and 5th Thursdays at 10:30 PM - 2:30 AM. Ed Flynn has been on the air at WPKN since 1992, programming his show with myriad formats over the years. Learn More

Ebong Udoma

2021-09-04T17:21:59-04:00

Ebong Udoma with Ebong Udoma brings you reggae, African, and interviews. Ebong Udoma has been a programmer at WPKN for almost 30 years. He's also a Senior Political Reporter for WSHU Public Radio Group. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

Rockers Arena

2023-05-24T19:55:07-04:00

Rockers Arena is a Reggae show hosted by veteran broadcaster Amy Wachtel, aka the Night Nurse, and airs on the 4th Friday of every month. Lots of Roots Classics and Conscious, Rasta Music of the ‘70s and ‘80s are featured alongside newer music with Positive, Mindful, Truth & Rights, Get-Up-Stand-Up, Revolutionary, One Love and Spiritual Messages. Punk, New Wave and other Rebel or Uplifting Music is often mixed in. There's a Facebook group called “Rockers Arena with the Night Nurse,” where “members” of the Rockers Arena Massive and Crew meet up to exchange musical updates, videos, news and information. During the broadcast, regular listeners frequently post in real-time about ...

Solidarity

2020-06-16T07:24:47-04:00

Solidarity with host Garnett Ankle. Solidarity is equal rights and justice through song and the spoken word. Garnett Ankle plays music to uplift and liberate the depressed and oppressed. It is music to which you may stamp your feet, dance or simply enjoy the lyrics of the song. There is a message in every song he plays. Please listen and be entertained, you may even learn something. Garnett Ankle hosts Solidarity. Garnett Ankle joined WPKN Radio in June 2012 after serving as radio broadcaster and public affairs talk show host at WESU Radio for fourteen years. Garnett has a passion for equal rights and justice for ...

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 ...

Sugar Magnolia Radio

2020-10-31T11:37:19-04:00

Sugar Magnolia Radio with Kyle M. Starkey brings listeners a mix of blues, classic rock, country, folk, gospel, world, jazz, oldies, reggae, soul & funk, singer-songwriter, and the Grateful Dead, of course. Airs on the second and fifth Thursday of the month, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. My passions are music, food, flowers and gardening, dance, golf, bicycling, reading, volunteering, live entertainment, and the arts. Favorite band is the Grateful Dead but inspired by all genres. I have been doing radio at WPKN since 2010 and love being around creative intellectuals who are passionate and supportive of community radio and non-for-profits. Learn More ...

In the Domain

2021-09-04T17:29:47-04:00

In the Domain with ICON airs occasionally on Saturday afternoons from 4 PM to 7 PM. Formatted with the first hour of Vintage Reggae, Ska and Rock Steady from the '60s and '70s. Anything is possible thereafter -- World, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Country, Conscious and Dancehall Reggae, Social Commentaries, Soca, Pan, Spoken Word and Interviews - basically anything worth listening. The show usually ends with a "REV-ED UP" wake up. Icon produces The Soca Showcase 8 PM to 10 PM on the 1st Saturday of the month and In The Domain occasionally on Saturday afternoons from 4 PM to 7 PM. Both shows present music and ...

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