Joni Mitchell’s Birthday and Americana Music Celebration

2022-11-04T17:49:57-04:00

Joni Mitchell's Birthday and an Americana Music Celebration! November 7 and 8, join WPKN for a fundraising celebration of folk and Americana music! We'll help Joni Mitchell celebrate her birthday! The best donation you can give us is a monthly donation to our station. For a monthly donation above $15 per month we will add in a digital subscription to the Washington Post or the New York Times. Get a Great Gift with Your Donation!→ Your contribution helps WPKN, a 501(c)(3) organization. ←Choose a great subscription gift with your sustaining donation to WPKN! Al Bell celebrates the Blues and R&B, ...

Snap, Crackle, POP!

2022-08-20T10:36:33-04:00

Snap, Crackle, POP! with Alec Cumming is an irrepressibly free-form and tuneful-music-loving show. Snap Crackle POP! currently airs the first Thursday of every month from 4 p.m. through 7 p.m. It’s a frequent “fill-in” show on the WPKN schedule as well. The best way to keep track on my upcoming shows is to friend me on Facebook. If you get around to checking out my show on WPKN, you may note I have an enthusiastic if imperfect ability to remember anecdotes about when and how certain songs were written, recorded and released. (Again, my mind works in mysterious ways.) That’s a BIG part of the Snap ...

British Invasion

2022-08-23T19:29:06-04:00

British Invasion! From the beginning of the record industry, American blues, jazz and rock-and-roll inspired musicians all around the world, particularly in Britain. In the mid-1960s, the proverbial turn-tables turned when British music and culture took the United States by storm. This phenomenon has come to be known as the British Invasion. American youth frenzied around British pop and rock groups such as The Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Animals, and, perhaps most notably, the Beatles. After the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November 1963, America was ripe to accept the spirit of The Beatles music. Walter Cronkite featured a special on the Beatles in December of that ...

Imagine

2021-09-28T09:15:05-04:00

IMAGINE by John Lennon Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us, only sky Imagine all the people Livin’ for today Ah Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion, too Imagine all the people Livin’ life in peace You You may say I’m a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you’ll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world You ...

Brill Building

2021-09-05T12:54:54-04:00

BRILL BUILDING A two-day fundraising special – September 9-10! The Brill Building is located at 1619 Broadway and 49th St. in New York City. The 11 story building was built in 1931 and is famous for housing music industry offices and studios where some of the most popular American songs were written. It dominating the pop charts in the early 1960s. The “Brill” name comes from a haberdasher who operated a store at street level and bought the building. Composers and Lyricists at the Brill Building Burt Bacharach, Jeff Barry, Bert Berns, Bobby Darin, Hal David, Neil Diamond, Luther Dixon, Sherman Edwards, Buddy Feyne, Gerry Goffin, Howard Greenfield, Ellie ...

Summer of Love

2021-08-22T12:23:48-04:00

Join WPKN for a two-day special on June 24 with Summer of Love Disco and June 25 with Summer of Love songs! You know that special song that screams IT’S SUMMER!!! to you. The one you played over and over while you got your summer groove on. We're going to share it with the world! As we are seeing an end to the pandemic restrictions, the Summer of Love special will kick-off several unique opportunities for you to help position WPKN for a sustainable future in our new location. Check out our WPKN MOVE giving opportunities. Special thanks to Martha Willette Lewis for supplying the Summer of Love artwork, ...

Dylan Birthday Special

2021-05-19T13:40:51-04:00

80 Years - Bob Dylan Birthday Special celebrates Bob Dylan who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than 6 decades. Born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist. Some of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1963) and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” (1964) became anthems for civil rights and anti-war movements. In 1965 and 1966, Dylan drew controversy when he adopted electrically amplified rock instrumentation, and within 15 months recorded three of the most important and influential rock albums of the 1960s: Bringing It All Back Home (1965), Highway 61 Revisited (1965), ...

WPKN Young

2021-02-05T21:00:31-05:00

CSNY / Neil Young / Buffalo Springfield - a special, two-day fundraiser February 9-10, 2021 with your favorite hosts at WPKN! WPKN General Manager Music has always been front and center for me. It’s beyond therapeutic. Learn More WPKN Board of Directors, Long Island Director Kevin Gallagher likes to dig. Ask him to tell you about his life, and don’t be surprised if he digs up a tale about traveling the world with the Eurythmics or that he’s been digging WPKN since he became a DJ in 1972. Learn More WPKN Board of Directors On-Air Fundraising Director Lisa is a programmer, board member and ...

Like A Rolling Stone

2020-12-17T13:30:49-05:00

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 ...

Cover Me!

2020-12-07T15:17:17-05:00

A good song is twice the fun! Join WPKN programmers for two days of musical games as we play covers from all genres and the originals that started it all, as we fundraise to support the station and our imminent move to new digs. This special programming invites deep dives into our archives and takes a look at great songwriting from yesterday, today and tomorrow. What better way to start the weekend than with a feel-good, kaleidoscopic journey down musical rabbit holes in support of your community radio station, the little station that can, WPKN? Please join us and please consider donating to what will be our costliest and ...

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