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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

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 live as one

WPKN celebrates John Lennon with a special two-day fundraising event on October 7 & 8. Hope someday you’ll join us…

John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, musician, and peace activist who achieved worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist, co-songwriter, and rhythm guitarist of The Beatles. In 1969, he started the Plastic Ono Band with his wife, Yoko Ono. After The Beatles disbanded in 1970, Lennon continued his career as a solo artist and as Ono’s collaborator.

In 1956, Lennon formed his first band, The Quarrymen, which evolved into The Beatles in 1960. In the mid-1960s, he had two books published. Starting with 1967’s “All You Need Is Love,” his songs were adopted as anthems by the anti-war movement. From 1968 to 1972, Lennon produced more than a dozen records with Ono, including a trilogy of avant-garde albums, his first solo LP John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, and several international top 10 singles, including “Imagine.” In 1969, he held the two-week-long anti-war demonstration Bed-Ins for Peace. In 1980, returned to his music with the Ono collaboration Double Fantasy. He was shot and killed three weeks after the album’s release.

Lennon had 25 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Double Fantasy, his best-selling album, won the 1981 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 1982, Lennon was honoured with the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2002, Lennon was voted eighth in a BBC poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. Rolling Stone ranked him the fifth-greatest singer and thirty-eighth greatest artist of all time. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Alec Cumming
Alec Cumming
WPKN Board of Directors Music Director
I’m a child of the early sixties who grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, a scrappy town that reminds me in many ways of Bridgeport, which has been my home base since 2015.
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Annette Szczesiul
Annette Szczesiul
What inspires me about ‘PKN is that amidst all the differences, there is a beautiful core sharing values, mutual inspiration, spirit, heart, humor and never-ending goofiness!
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Bob Anderson
Bob Anderson
Musician, record guy, programmer, and music industry consultant who loves family, friends, work, play, and life.
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Carl J. Frano
Carl J. Frano
26 years playing compiled mixes of Billboard 100’s ranging from the 1950’s through the 1960’s at WPKN!
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Cheryl Magoveny
Cheryl Magoveny
WPKN Board of Directors Treasurer
I have been on the air at WPKN since September 2018. I am inspired by WPKN in many ways. I am greatly impressed by the immense love all the programmers, volunteers, and staff have for the station. Because of this, our listeners can expect to hear the widest range of programming on radio today.
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Chris Frantz
Chris Frantz
Charton Christopher Frantz is an American musician and record producer. He is the drummer for both Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, which he co-founded with his wife, Tina Weymouth. In July 2020 Chris Frantz released a new book, Remain In Love. In 2002, Frantz was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Chris has been a longtime resident of Fairfield, Connecticut, and a programmer at WPKN.
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Colette Rossignol
Colette Rossignol
WPKN Board of Directors Chair
Colette started at WPKN in 1982 presenting “Capital Radio” and continues on programming both a Rock-N-Roll and her “Blues for Bob and You” show.
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Del LaPietro
Del LaPietro
I was the WPKN Library Director from August of 2012 to 2021, and have been dubbed ‘the Anarchivist’ because of my interest in and passion for preserving the future of the WPKN collection.
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Eric Cocks
Eric Cocks
Eric Cocks is an artist, & part-time astronaut (mainly on weekends), hosts Connections on WPKN. 2nd Facebook page.
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Harry Minot
Harry Minot
Harry Minot was WPKN’s General Manager from 1978 to 2008. He does a monthly program on the fourth Wednesdays from 4 to 6:50pm. His programs are centered on Antique Culture, and include music, readings, old radio plays, and fat activism.
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Herman Olivera III
Herman Olivera III
My greatest passion in life has always been music. Most kids had toys on their Christmas lists, but I would ask Santa for vinyl records and cassettes. You see as a child I was raised on radio because we always had one on in the house or playing in the car. As a youngster my parents exposed me to all different types of music ranging from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Motown, Salsa, Latin, Disco, Country, R&B, etc.
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Kevin Gallagher
Kevin Gallagher
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.
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Lisa Sahulka
Lisa Sahulka
WPKN Board of Directors On-Air Fundraising Director
Lisa is a programmer, board member and on-air fundraising director for WPKN 89.5 FM, named best radio station for music by Connecticut Magazine.
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Luis Luna
Luis Luna
Luis Luna was born in Quito, Ecuador. He moved to CT at the age of 13 and grew up undocumented.

He navigates this world guided by his values and in constant search for discovery and curiosity. He produces two radio programs one is Melting the ICE which airs at WKCR 89.9fm in New York City and Resilience Behind the Walls which airs at WPKN.

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Rob Silber
Rob Silber
Rob Silber hosts Rock Therapy on WPKN. View his schedule.
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Rod Richardson
Rod Richardson
WPKN Operations Traffic Manager
20+ years of Radio Nothing. Visit my Radio Nothing website.
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Steve di Costanzo
Steve di Costanzo
WPKN General Manager
Music has always been front and center for me. It’s beyond therapeutic.
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In addition to our spectacular hosts, above, we want to take a minute to thank our fundraiser tally-keepers, without whose help we would certainly be lost!