About This Program

Mikki’s Room is an ongoing tribute to Mikki Barnes, a long-time WPKN programmer who passed away in August of 2021. The show airs Saturday Night, 10 PM to 2 AM. Her loss will be felt by us all and especially those who loved her show. She was such a force of life and spirit.

Mikki started at WPKN in 1982 and she filled the airwaves with countless hours of great radio. Her program was dedicated to those behind the walls and demonstrated her support for many who are often forgotten. Mikki’s show touched thousands of people in a very deep way. It is important that we continue to reach out to the hundreds of voiceless people behind the walls who were Mikki’s primary focus.

Mikki loved doing radio and loved WPKN. On many occasions, she talked about how fortunate we are to be able to do this and about the generosity of our listeners who support our work. She shared many stories of the people who make WPKN a special place on the radio dial. She called them fond memories of those who are at WPKN, those who have left, and still others who unfortunately have passed.

This is a deep and profound loss for the WPKN family and our listeners. We hope you will keep her and her family in your thoughts.