About This Program

Join WPKN for a two-day Summer Love special on July 23 and 24 – our audience is helping us program it! You’ve told us your favorite summer songs and we’ll play as much as we can on the air. You know that special song that screams IT’S SUMMER!!! to you. The one you played over and over while you got your summer groove on. We’re going to share it with the world!

In these uncertain times, the Summer Love special will kick off a special campaign to help position WPKN for a sustainable future. Thanks for helping us launch this baby on the wings of your favorite summer tunes!

Sincerely,
Your Friends at WPKN
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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John Corvino
John Corvino
John Corvino hosts Johnny Be Good at WPKN.
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David Golden
David Golden
I showed up at the WPKN studio as a college student and never went away. In the intervening years, I’ve served on various station boards and committees, hosted a bunch of live music, and hopefully kept you company.
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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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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
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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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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Catherine Conroy
Catherine Conroy
WPKN Board of Directors Public Affairs Director
A creative marketing professional specializing in the intersection of urban ecosystems and digital technologies with an ear to the ground for social trends in a constantly evolving industry.
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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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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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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!

Steve Di Costanzo, KC Ryan, Mike Zito, Cheryl Magoveny, Chris Frantz, Annette Szczesiul, Binnie Klein, Howard Thompson, Doc Hardy, and Rob Silber. Special thanks to special guest Sunflower Bean