Mike Zito

2021-09-04T17:38:58-04:00

Mike Zito with host Mike Zito. I first started doing shows at WPKN early in 1973. In a past life, along with Jim Honeycutt, former guitarist for Repairs (they recorded three albums for Motown int the 1970s), and I was the Media Teachers at Staples High School in Westport, CT. We taught TV Production, Independent Film Production, Radio, Audio, and Graphics, and I advised the school’s award-winning radio station – WWPT. It was a great gig! I can tell you that my shows started with Ceolbeg’s version of Gordon Duncan’s song “Zeeto the Bubbleman“-another former life! And ended with me dancing out of the studio with ...

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 ...

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 ...

American v. British Folk

2021-06-03T11:22:49-04:00

Join WPKN for a special fundraising event American v. British Folk from 7 am to 10 pm on Friday, March 26, 2021. It’s now half-a-century since British folk rock became A Thing, with the early practitioners breaking new ground and inspiring an entire scene that peaked in the late Sixties/early Seventies. Earnest young post-Dylan singer/songwriters moved away from the intimacy of the folk clubs in favour of the nascent college/university circuit. Countercultural iconoclasts The Incredible String Band became a seismic influence on a whole raft of bands now categorised as acid-folk, Pentangle’s use of acoustic instrumentation within a nominally rock framework attracted many emulators (though arguably no real equals), ...

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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