About This Program

In the early 2000’s I began doing my radio program, which I call Organic Radio. The name holds a dual meaning for me… I view WPKN to be a living organism and not a formulaic or algorithm-driven venture, like commercial radio or paid streaming services. It’s a collective tapestry woven together by the many programmers who cultivate the musical fibers into something artistic and imbued with meaning and a greater significance – so Organic as in living matter. And also Organic, like the practice of farming without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial means. We are small, not factory scale, and like the soil, we aim to enrich the listener to yield a better experience that is in harmony with the planet.

After moving to The Netherlands in 2009, I have been on hiatus, and though I’ve been back for nearly 10 years as a volunteer I only recently returned to the airwaves as a fill-in host. Looking forward to hanging with you in our community garden soon!

Bill Cosentino
Bill Cosentino
After moving to CT as a teenager in the late 80’s, I happened upon WPKN in the overnight hours where thought and reason often wander aimlessly in the dark. I lost all sense of time as I was introduced to new sounds, free from commercial interruption. Darkness gave way to dawn and the birds sang in triumph, though my head was still fuzzy from lack of sleep I was energized by the discovery; for the possibilities and potential radio could realize when unencumbered by commercial interest. I became a regular listener and supporter of the station and about 25 years ago came to the studios as a volunteer and eventually as a Board member from 2007-9 as Volunteer Director and Technical Director.