About This Program

Write On!

A singer-songwriter is a musician who writes, composes, and performs their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies. In the United States, the category is built on the folk-acoustic tradition, although this role has transmuted through different eras of popular music.

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Al Bell
Al Bell
Al Bell celebrates the Blues and R&B, playing songs in accordance with his own unique desire to hear one creative piece in juxtaposition with the next.
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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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Cheryl Magoveny
Cheryl Magoveny
I have been on the air at WPKN since September 2018. I am inspired by WPKN in many ways. I am greatly impressed by the immense love all the programmers, volunteers, and staff have for the station. Because of this, our listeners can expect to hear the widest range of programming on radio today.
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Chris Frantz
Chris Frantz
Charton Christopher Frantz is an American musician and record producer. He is the drummer for both Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, which he co-founded with his wife, Tina Weymouth. In July 2020 Chris Frantz released a new book, Remain In Love. In 2002, Frantz was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Chris has been a longtime resident of Fairfield, Connecticut, and a programmer at WPKN.
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Colette Rossignol
Colette Rossignol
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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David Golden
David Golden
WPKN Board of Directors Library Director
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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Del LaPietro
Del LaPietro
I was the WPKN Library Director from August of 2012 to 2021, and have been dubbed ‘the Anarchivist’ because of my interest in and passion for preserving the future of the WPKN collection.
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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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Harry Minot
Harry Minot
Harry Minot was WPKN’s General Manager from 1978 to 2008. He does a monthly program on the fourth Wednesdays from 4 to 6:50pm.
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howard thompson
howard thompson
Howard Thompson hosts the rocking program, ‘PURE.’
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Joseph Celli
Joseph Celli
Joseph Celli is an American musician and composer specializing in contemporary and improvised music for oboe and English horn. In addition, he plays the Yamaha WX7 MIDI breath controller, as well as double reed instruments from several Asian cultures.
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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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Kevin Patrick
Kevin Patrick
Kevin Patrick: artist manager, label owner, A&R executive, radio promotion veteran, broadcaster and as well, an obsessed record collector.
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Luis Pomales
Luis Pomales
Luis J. Pomales, Host of La Esquina Latina (LEL) since 1974 and keeping Latina music alive and strong. Remember…it’s all about the music!!
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Mark Mushin
Mark Mushin
WPKN Board of Directors Technical Director
Mark Mushin loves his family and the blues. He hosts One Step Ahead of the Blues and is a part of The Car Bob Show. Mark volunteers on the WPKN Board of Directors.
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Richard Epstein
Richard Epstein
WPKN Board of Directors Fundraising and Development Director
Since 1977, Richard has explored a wide range of music and sound on his show Sometimes Classical.
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Rod Richardson
Rod Richardson
WPKN Operations Traffic Manager
20+ years of Radio Nothing. Visit my Radio Nothing website.
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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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Valerie Richardson
Valerie Richardson
WPKN Board of Directors, Program Director
WPKN has been an essential part of my life for more than thirty years. I found a lot of kindred souls when I became involved with WPKN.
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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!