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, ...
The Women of WPKN Celebrate WPKNWendy Flanagan2023-03-14T06:26:15-04:00
Join WPKN on the air on March 18 for a special day of programming and fundraising that will feature the women of WPKN’s on-air staff. We will be raising spirits and funds for WPKN from 7 a.m. until midnight on March 18. 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! WPKN Board of Directors, Program Director WPKN has been an essential part of my life for more than thirty years. I feel lucky to have moved to an area with such great radio ...
‘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 TherapyRob Silber2022-08-20T10:52:58-04:00
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
Cliff FurnaldCliff Furnald2022-11-10T20:18:15-05:00
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 ...
The Frank Zappa Memorial Day MeltdownBob Chamenko2023-05-15T07:13:33-04:00
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 26, 2023, at 8:30 pm - 2 am. Join Bob Chamenko as he explores the Zappa catalog and unearths 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 the elusive “conceptual continuity” woven throughout Zappa’s ...
Capital RadioColette Rossignol2022-03-02T06:58:47-05:00
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 GoodJohn Corvino2022-03-02T06:55:32-05:00
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 HeadChris Frantz2022-03-21T21:38:44-04:00
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 SoundWendy Flanagan2021-12-15T15:04:40-05:00
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, ...
Organic RadioWendy Flanagan2022-01-27T07:39:06-05:00
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 ...
Bob ChamenkoBob Chamenko2022-03-21T21:35:22-04:00
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 & RockLiz Becker2021-09-04T17:04:51-04:00
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
Binwanka broadcasts various types of electronic music from the past, present, and future. Tune into WPKN 89.5 FM every third Friday from 2:30 am to 6 am, every second and every fourth Monday 11 pm - 2 am to hear a variety of genres including chiptune, vaporware, house, ambient and other experimental compositions. Binwanka is a generalist experimenting with art, design, and technology and has been a programmer at WPKN since 2018. Learn more about Binwanka by visiting his website. Learn More
Like A Rolling StoneWendy Flanagan2020-12-17T13:30:49-05:00
Like a Rolling Stone... The history: The Rolling Stones, a British rock group, formed in 1962. They drew on Chicago blues stylings to create a unique vision of the dark side of post-1960s counterculture. No rock band has sustained consistent activity and global popularity for so long a period as the Rolling Stones, still capable, more than 50 years after their formation, of filling the largest stadia in the world. The program: An all-day music and fundraising special only at WPKN 89.5 FM and streaming at WPKN.org WPKN Board of Directors Library Director I have been Library Director since August of 2012, and have been ...
WPKN Celebrates Frank Zappa FundraiserBob Chamenko2020-12-15T14:54:20-05:00
WPKN Celebrates Frank Zappa Fundraiser 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. Zappa Music (7 AM to 10 PM ) — Crank the Frank! Donate I showed up at the WPKN studio as a college student and never went away. In the intervening years, I’ve served on various station boards and committees, hosted a bunch of live music, and hopefully kept you company. Learn More WPKN General Manager Music has always been front and center for me. It’s beyond ...
In Her Own WordsWendy Flanagan2021-07-30T12:13:00-04:00
In Her Own Words: Iconic Women is a two-day fundraiser celebrating some of this century's most phenomenal singer-songwriters... join us June 22 & 23 from 7 am to 10 pm. Donate I am grateful to be involved with WPKN, which is such a great community listener-supported station. It has been an honor to be the general manager of WPKN (since 2013). Learn More 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. Learn More Emily hosts the show "All Levels", a show ...
The Rod Ross ShowRod Ross2020-05-13T14:07:52-04:00
The Rod Ross Show — 2nd & 4th Saturday’s of the month, 6 – 9 AM The Rod Ross Show — 2nd & 4th Saturday’s of the month, 6 – 9 AM Learn More
Radio Free ArcadiaTom Poplawski2020-05-01T13:41:28-04:00
Radio Free Arcadia with Tom Poplawski is a melange of sounds for the head. Psychedelic and progressive rock from everywhere, anytime. Grateful Dead, Ozric Tentacles, Krautrock. Comedy and spoken word– since 1996. Tom Poplawski hosts Radio Free Arcadia at WPKN Learn More Listen on Soundcloud
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
Sugar Magnolia RadioKyle Starkey2020-10-31T11:37:19-04:00
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 ...