Write On

2022-05-07T21:09:37-04:00

Write On! A singer-songwriter is a musician who writes, composes, and performs their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies. In the United States, the category is built on the folk-acoustic tradition, although this role has transmuted through different eras of popular music. Get a Great Gift with Your Donation! Your contribution helps WPKN, a 501(c)(3) organization. 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. Learn More What inspires me about ‘PKN is that amidst all the differences, there is a ...

The Frank Zappa Memorial Day Meltdown

2022-05-25T21:28:27-04:00

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 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 ...

Módulo Lunar

2022-04-02T13:46:33-04:00

Módulo Lunar // The Lunar Module is a monthly program hosted by Luis Luna, producer, host and organizer at the Working Families Party. Luis was born in Quito, Ecuador. From an early age grew up undocumented. This show is a platform for diverse Latinx music from across the American Continent including the U.S. This drapes as the acoustic stage to discuss and elevate social justice issues and themes of collective liberation. Luis brings activists, organizers and members of the community from across Connecticut and the U.S. to amplify our collective struggle. Resilience Behind the Walls is a radio collaboration between Melting the ICE // Derritiendo el Hielo radio project ...

Capital Radio

2022-03-02T06:58:47-05:00

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 ...

Del ‘In Transition’

2022-03-02T07:02:40-05:00

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 ...

Rock Therapy

2022-03-02T06:53:19-05:00

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

Johnny Be Good

2022-03-02T06:55:32-05:00

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 Head

2022-03-21T21:38:44-04:00

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

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, ...

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