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 ...

Bob Chamenko

2022-03-21T21:35:22-04:00

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 ...

WPKN Celebrates Frank Zappa Fundraiser

2020-12-15T14:54:20-05:00

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 ...

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