‘PURE’ with howard thompson is broadcast every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month at 1 p.m. (Eastern). Sometimes he does an overnighter. howard thompson hosts ‘PURE’ - you’ll find it around these parts, 1st & 3rd Fridays of the month, at 1pm (eastern) howard loves all kinds of music and has collected records ever since his uncle gave him Rock Around The Clock as a 6th birthday present howard worked in the music biz so he could get more free records and meet wondrous people Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

Rock Therapy


Rock Therapy with host Rob Silber is a free-form mix of Classic Rock, Punk, Indie Rock, Blues, Reggae, Prog Rock, Americana, and anything else that captures my ear. I love turning people on to new sounds mixed in with some old favs. Rob Silber hosts Rock Therapy on WPKN. View his schedule. Learn More

The Frank Zappa Memorial Day Meltdown


The Frank Zappa Memorial Day Meltdown with Bob Chamenko brings you a tribute to Frank Vincent Zappa, an American multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, and bandleader. Zappa’s work is characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. The annual Frank Zappa Memorial Day Meltdown commences Friday, May 27th, 2022 at 8:30 pm - 2 am. Join Bob Chamenko with special guest Johnny "the Cod" Curotto as they explore the Zappa catalog and unearth clues to its conceptual continuity. We’ll dip our toes into every musical genre that Frank explored, scouring the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen for doodads from the woods (deep cuts?) and clues to ...

Capital Radio


Capital Radio with Colette Rossignol is a little Rock-n-Roll radio show on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Colette inherited the Saturday Night slot from Brad Morrison and kept the “Capital Radio” theme to honor Brad’s good work and made it her own. Her love of guitars, bass and drums is the driving force behind the show. You will hear a wide variety of mostly guitar-based music from these genres - punk, pop, alternative, new wave, some soul, ska, R&B, blues and country. New bands from around the world and great American music, too. Sometimes it’s three chords and an attitude (think Ramones or Clash) other times its great pop/powerpop/punk ...

Johnny Be Good


Johnny Be Good with host John Corvino “…tryin’ — sometimes succeeding” 9 AM – 12 Noon: 1st, 3rd, & 5th, Monday’s of the month. John Corvino hosts Johnny Be Good at WPKN. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

Chris Frantz The Talking Head


Chris Frantz The Talking Head with Chris Frantz is heard the last Friday of every month from 4 PM to 6:55 PM …DRIVE TIME baby… Charton Christopher Frantz is an American musician and record producer. He is the drummer for both Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, which he co-founded with wife and Talking Heads bassist Tina Weymouth. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

Muscle Shoals Sound


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, ...

Organic Radio


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 ...

Bob Chamenko


Bob Chamenko show is on every 4th &5th Friday, 10:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. The “Show Description” is everything between the lines below: the high desert sun lays its warm hand on your head, boots crunch the loose gravel, the earthy fragrance of baked rock fills your nostrils; there lies a death discarded star-bleached-white horse skull, its great intensely empty eyes glare askance at you off the side of a large, black volcanic intrusion burst from the hillside and littered all around with broken ancient frozen lava rocks and small pearlescent sheets of mica glittering in the light, there you stare far across the way over the vast red ...

Blues & Rock


Blues & Rock with Liz Becker brings you the music you love. Liz Becker is an experienced Human Resources Business Partner with a demonstrated history of working in the industrial automation and healthcare industries. Liz hosts Blues & Rock on WPKN and was recently on the Board of Directors as the Public Service Director. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud


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