About This Program

Be prepared to be glued to your radio! Join us for LennonMcCartney, September 28/29 from 7 am -10 pm. This special fundraiser offers a two-day celebration of two rock geniuses, together and on their own. Featuring music, stories, special premiums and a deep dive into Lennon and McCartney’s Songbook from a kaleidoscopic array of our wonderful programmers. It’s fundraising as only WPKN can do it: Live, entertaining, distinctive, personal and always opinionated. Help support your community radio station and experience a feast for your ears.

Del LaPietro
Del LaPietro
WPKN Board of Directors Library Director
I have been Library Director since August of 2012, and have been dubbed ‘the Anarchivist’ because of my interest in and passion for preserving the future of the WPKN collection. This includes LPs, 45s, CDs, and digital formats.
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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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John Corvino
John Corvino
John Corvino hosts Johnny Be Good at WPKN.
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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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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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Pete Stewart
Pete Stewart
WPKN Board of Directors Public Service Director
Spent more than 20 years on the executive board, mostly as Public Service Director, but also as Premiums and Promotions, Music, Benefit Events and Program Director.
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Scott Harris
Scott Harris
Scott has worked in radio since his college days when he served as a DJ and then manager of a small college radio station. When he came to WPKN 89.5 FM in ’73, Scott hosted a weekly blues program that through the years featured an increasing number of public affairs interview segments. In ’87, that show became Counterpoint.
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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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Alec Cumming
Alec Cumming
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. With the help of my two older sisters, we grew up together in the 1960s, the most exciting and adventurous decade for music in our lifetimes.
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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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Binnie Klein
Binnie Klein
I maintain a private psychotherapy practice in New Haven, CT, and am a Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University. My memoir, “Blows to the Head: How Boxing Changed My Mind” is available through Amazon, SUNY Press, and independent bookstores.
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Simon Hunter
Simon Hunter
WPKN Board of Directors Secretary and Director at Large
Partner and Chief Innovation Officer at CO OP Brand Co., Simon hosts Another Girl, Another Planet.
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Jim Motavalli
Jim Motavalli
I love music, but I don’t want to be just a jukebox. Hence, my show mixes up long, carefully arranged sets in multiple genres with segments that draw upon my journalistic background, including interviews with authors, experts in many fields, and musicians.
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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!