Radio Base Camp

2022-03-02T07:00:17-05:00

Radio Base Camp is focused on new releases and old gems across many genres but it is heavy on psych, garage, indie, funk and soul, Afro-beats, and world sounds from Jamaica to Morocco. I am particularly interested in playing under-the-radar artists and cult bands The show’s name has to do with my love of mountains, trekking, and climbing. I associate an expedition “base camp” with the similar joy that music brings into my life. Radio Base Camp is on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Music has always been front and center for me. It’s beyond therapeutic. I have fond childhood memories of listening to music on ...

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 ...

My Soul from Me to You

2022-05-03T16:18:11-04:00

My Soul: From Me to You with Cheryl Magoveny airs on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 4 PM. You can expect to hear Soul, Singer-Songwriter, Funk, Jazz, Country, Blues, Classical, and anything that sparks my interest when preparing a playlist. I have been on the air at WPKN since September 2018. I served on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer, and I volunteer for special committees when needed. I am inspired by WPKN in many ways. Most of all, in the way WPKN allows its programmers the freedom to explore and take full control of their show’s content. I am greatly impressed by ...

Best of 2021

2021-12-27T13:01:53-05:00

Best of 2021 Join WPKN for the last fundraising event of the year: Best of 2021 from 7 am to 10 pm on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. This is your last opportunity to give for the year, capitalizing on the tax benefits of donating to a 501(c)(3) organization, WPKN 89.5 FM Independent Community Radio. Our volunteer-based, passion-driven community thanks you for your kind support now, and every day of the year! Get a Great Gift with Your Donation! Your contribution helps WPKN, a 501(c)(3) organization. WPKN General Manager Music has always been front and center for me. It’s beyond therapeutic. ...

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, ...

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 ...

Celebrating Aretha

2021-03-22T17:20:48-04:00

Join WPKN for a special fundraising event Celebrating Aretha from 7 am to 10 pm on Thursday, March 25, 2021. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018), was an American singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, and civil rights activist. Franklin recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top-ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries, and 20 number-one R&B singles. She won 18 Grammy Awards, including the first eight awards given for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Franklin is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. She was awarded the ...

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

The Quest

2021-06-25T13:29:24-04:00

The Quest with Terry Hopper. Welcome along on the Quest! An asymmetrical radio experience where you will hear obscure and well-loved progressive rock and pop, world music, funk and soul, great drumming and electronica, interviews with Terry Hopper’s musical and cultural heroes, medical marijuana news, TV, humor, and anything we haven’t discovered yet. What’s the common thread running through it all? The messages, whether inward-looking or cooperative, funny, positive, ironic– It’s psychedelic humanism… Terry Hopper hosts The Quest. Learn More

Soul on Ice

2020-05-29T12:16:19-04:00

Soul on Ice with Doc Hardy is broadcast on the weekends on a fill-in basis, is dedicated to preserving all forms of Soul and Jazz.  You are likely to hear legends like The Isley Brothers, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, Prince, Marcus Miller or new artists like LA Young, Tiffany Tzelle, Nia Simmons, Phoenix Fire, all in the same session. Ice preserves and this show has as its goal: putting ALL forms of Soul on Ice! Doc Hardy has music and radio broadcasting in his blood. His father, Hal Hardy, was “DJ Soul on Ice” in the 1970’s, and was a ...

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