2022 Hispanic Heritage Month

WPKN 89.5 FM radio celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15 with a broad and in-depth program including music, poetry, interviews, authors, and film.  This unprecedented one-month recognition of Hispanic Heritage in Connecticut intends to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. On-air programming is FREE and in-person live and live-streaming events are low-cost for attendees. Check out the full calendar of events below!

Hispanic Heritage Month

WPKN Hispanic Heritage Advisory Committee

We are delighted to have a committee of respected community leaders join WPKN. These volunteers are helping to direct the content of our celebrations, provide their insights and knowledge, and engage the community for a richer experience.

Leading this esteemed committee is Luis Luna, who is acting as Advisory Committee Chair.

Luis Luna
WPKN Hispanic Heritage Advisory Committee Chair
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Frank Borres
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Lauren Coakley Vincent
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Lissette Colón
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Asher Delerme, M.S., LADC, CCS
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Andrea Fodor
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Marisol Herrera
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Rick Reyes
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John Torres
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John Torres
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Marcos Torres
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WPKN Hispanic Heritage Month Community Events


September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cesar Chavez, is a 2014 Mexican-American biographical film produced and directed by Diego Luna about the life of American labor leader Cesar Chavez, who cofounded the United Farm Workers. The film stars Michael Peña ...


October 2 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Vivo follows a one-of-kind kinkajou (aka a rainforest "honey bear," voiced by Lin-Manuel Miranda) who spends his days playing music to the crowds in a lively square with his beloved owner Andrés, played by ...

Latin History for Morons

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In Latin History for Morons, Comic/actor John Leguizamo examines the repression of Hispanic culture throughout American history in his  award-winning one-man show. “…A panoptic survey of two millenniums of oppression in the Americas, he ...

WPKN Tunes & Brews

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On the second Thursday of each month, Berlinetta Brewery hosts a WPKN night where our DJs spin some fine tunes. As part of WPKN FM’s Hispanic Heritage Month in September and October, WPKN DJs ...

Mikata & Patricia from Alisa House of Salsa

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Patricia from Alisa House of Salsa will be leading salsa lessons starting at 7 pm. At 8 pm, the band Mikata will perform. Mikata’s repertoire includes new arrangements of Jazz classics, original songs and ...

WPKN Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar of Events

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