About This Program

Mic Check, Sunday, 5:30 PM — WPKN’s ½-hour weekly public affairs and community discussion program. Our diverse roster of hosts presents a wide range of topics for discussion: focusing on global, national, and regional issues and their effect on the local Connecticut community. Just as the phrase “Mic Check” was used to mobilize people to create a human microphone during the Occupy Movement, this weekly program will amplify our local community’s many concerns and voices and bring them to the air-waves. Join the conversation on-air at 203-336-9756.

Valerie Richardson
Valerie RichardsonWPKN Board of Directors Program Director
WPKN has been an essential part of my life for more than thirty years. I feel lucky to have moved to an area with such great radio after I left college. I grew up listening to freeform radio in northern Virginia, hit the airwaves at university, and found a lot of kindred souls when I became involved with WPKN.
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Michelle Morgan
Michelle Morgan
Michelle Morgan was born and raised in Maine and will mention it at least once per show. I currently live in West Haven. I came to Connecticut almost a decade ago to pursue my PhD in American Studies at Yale, wound up putting down roots here and marrying the head baker at Scratch Baking in Milford, and decided to stay.
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Mike Merli
Mike Merli
I’m one of the Hosts of Mic Check… usually on every third and fifth Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. I’m a Local News Producer and my segments can be heard on Thursday Evening Local Newscast at 6:55 p.m. and 11 p.m.

I also act as a Music Fill-In Programmer, featuring all different genres including folk, jazz, punk, R&B, soul, electronic, spoken word and more.

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Cheryl A. Palmer
Cheryl A. Palmer
Cheryl A. Palmer is an Artist, Advocate, Radio Personality, Innovator, and U.S. Navy Veteran. In September of 2011, Cheryl became a volunteer and a new member of the WPKN/89.5 FM radio family of the culturally diverse which includes music enthusiasts, musicians, entrepreneurs, and artists.
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