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 ...

Radio Nothing

2022-03-12T15:55:07-05:00

Radio Nothing with Rod Richardson can be heard on listener-supported WPKN 89.5 FM in Bridgeport, Connecticut USA every Tuesday from 9h00 to 12h00 and the 4th Sunday night of each month from 22h00 until 2h00. also as a random fill-in. Radio Nothing is an ongoing project with no end in sight. Radio Nothing: Long Schizofrantic Mix Nothing. Diverse Nothing. New Music Nothing. Avant Garde Nothing. Experimental Nothing. Techno Nothing. Ambient Nothing. Texture Nothing. Rock Nothing. Psychedelic Nothing. Jazz Nothing. Medieval Nothing. Folk Nothing. Classical Nothing. International Nothing. World Nothing. Punk Nothing. Progressive Nothing. Minimal Nothing. Orchestral Nothing. Eerie Nothing. Raw Nothing. Polished Nothing. Beautiful Nothing. Silly Nothing. Soundtrack Nothing. Radiant Nothing. Clicking Nothing. Clattering Nothing. Everything and Nothing! 20+ years of Radio Nothing. Visit my Radio Nothing website. Learn More

WPKN Local News

2022-03-12T15:55:42-05:00

WPKN Local News Report brings you local news from Connecticut and Long Island airs 6:55 p.m. (Mon-Fri), 11 p.m. (Mon-Thur) and 10 p.m. (Fri). WPKN Local News sources include: CT Mirror, CT News Junkie, CTPost, East End Beacon, Fairfield News, Hartford Courant, Newsday, Newtown Bee, Only in Bridgeport, Riverhead Local, The Suffolk Times, Times Union and 27East. Thanks to WPKN volunteer editors, producers, newsreaders and reporters: Trace Alford, Richard Benton, Thomas Byrne, Tomassina Cicchini, Tony Ernst, Syd Griffin, Charlie Gueli, Dan Hays, John Iannuzzi, Hazel Kahan,  Srishti Puri, Francesca Rheannon, Rod Richardson, Tess Rooney, Maryann Sahulka, Matt Stutterheim, Neil Tolhurst, Melinda Tuhus, Paul Van Acker, Pauline Yeats, & Michael Zweig. To find out about joining our volunteer news team as editor or newsreader while working at home, ...

Blues

2022-03-20T08:51:27-04:00

Created by African-Americans in the United States in the late 1800s, the blues is a music genre, a style of music, a way of presenting musical ideas, different musical cultures, and an emotion. Its roots are in African American slave songs such as field hollers, work songs, spirituals, and country string ballads. Rural music that captured the suffering, anguish, and hopes of 300 years of slavery and tenant farming, the blues was typically played by roaming solo musicians on acoustic guitar, piano, or harmonica. Early on, the lyrics and instruments of the blues were improvised, giving rise to the one-stringed diddley bow, the percussive washboard, the jug, the spoons, and ...

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, ...

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 ...

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