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WPKN Community Radio

WPKN Community Radio Real People, Real Radio. WPKN is a listener-supported community radio station, broadcasting at 89.5 WPKN is a 10,000-watt non-commercial radio station founded in 1963 as the college radio station of the University of Bridgeport.

While our studios and offices remain on the campus of the University of Bridgeport, in 1989 we became an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. Since then WPKN has been a listener-supported community radio station, broadcasting at 89.5 FM. WPKN can also be heard streaming live on the internet at www.wpkn.org, is listed under the “Eclectic” category on iTunes Radio, and has become available o

While our studios and offices remain on the campus of the University of Bridgeport, in 1989 we became an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. Since then WPKN has been a listener-supported community radio station, broadcasting at 89.5 FM. WPKN can also be heard streaming live on the internet at www.wpkn.org, is listed under the “Eclectic” category on iTunes Radio, and has become available o

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East End Ink The East Hampton poetry group met last month and WPKN was there. The readers were Dee Slavutin, Carolyn Bis...
12/01/2022

East End Ink

The East Hampton poetry group met last month and WPKN was there. The readers were Dee Slavutin, Carolyn Bistrian, Rosalind Brenner and Scott Chaskey.

Wednesday, November 30 at 6:30 AM (repeated at 8:00 PM) https://bit.ly/34v1uLu

East End Ink The East Hampton poetry group met last month and WPKN was there. The readers were Dee Slavutin, Carolyn Bis...
11/30/2022

East End Ink

The East Hampton poetry group met last month and WPKN was there. The readers were Dee Slavutin, Carolyn Bistrian, Rosalind Brenner and Scott Chaskey.

Wednesday, November 30 at 6:30 AM (repeated at 8:00 PM) https://bit.ly/34v1uLu

Don’t miss your chance to be part of .  The generosity of our listeners is inspiring; please accept our thanks and appre...
11/30/2022

Don’t miss your chance to be part of . The generosity of our listeners is inspiring; please accept our thanks and appreciation. There’s still time to make sure that WPKN reaches its fundraising goal, so please go to http://bit.ly/3AzwEAE and contribute whatever you can. Thank you.

We’re halfway through  and making great progress toward our goal.  We need you to help to raise the funds that are so cr...
11/29/2022

We’re halfway through and making great progress toward our goal. We need you to help to raise the funds that are so crucial to our mission. Regardless of the amount, your gift will get us closer to reaching our goal of $5,000. PLEASE JOIN US HERE http://bit.ly/3AzwEAE and donate today. Thank you.

Today is the day!  We’re celebrating  by committing to raise $5,000 in just 24 hours.  These funds will enable us to con...
11/29/2022

Today is the day! We’re celebrating by committing to raise $5,000 in just 24 hours. These funds will enable us to continue producing and broadcasting the programs that make WPKN unique.

We can only reach our goal with your help. Just go to http://bit.ly/3AzwEAE and donate today. Thank you. 🙏

Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris:1) George Lakey, a veteran leader in the field of nonviolent social change since th...
11/29/2022

Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris:

1) George Lakey, a veteran leader in the field of nonviolent social change since the 1960s has led over 1,500 social change workshops on five continents -- including as a trainer for the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer, talks about his new book, "Dancing with History: A Life for Peace and Justice."

2) John Nichols, the Nation Magazine's national affairs correspondent, is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times, as well as associate editor of Madison, Wisconsin's Capital Times daily newspaper. Nichols, author of more than a dozen books, will discuss issues raised in his recent post-election articles including lessons learned from the 2022 midterms, Trump's 2024' presidential campaign, and what the Democrats should do in the lame duck Congressional session.

3) Tefere Gebre, Greenpeace USA's Chief Program Officer, assesses the outcome of the COP 27 International Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, President Joe Biden's climate policies, and the critical role of grassroots activism in the urgent fight to stave off the most destructive effects of global warming.

4) A representative of Save The Sound, whose mission is to "protect and improve the land, air, and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound," will discuss the group's recent "2022 Long Island Sound Report Card." The report "raises concerns for the future, finding that trends towards improving open water quality have stalled in several portions of the Sound. Equally concerning, the report’s science advisors noted that previous gains in water quality may be threatened by Long Island Sound's rising water temperatures."

Monday, November 28 at 8:00 PM https://bit.ly/2VNQ9RG

Tomorrow is !  The New Yorker called WPKN the greatest radio station in the world, and we know you agree. We hope your e...
11/28/2022

Tomorrow is ! The New Yorker called WPKN the greatest radio station in the world, and we know you agree. We hope your enthusiasm and generosity will help us meet our goal of raising $5,000 on 11/29. Donate tomorrow and help us remain independent and not-for-profit. http://bit.ly/3AzwEAE.

Looking for a great gift idea this holiday season? How about getting someone you love a subscription to The New York Tim...
11/28/2022

Looking for a great gift idea this holiday season? How about getting someone you love a subscription to The New York Times or The Washington Post? It's one of the best ways to help WPKN with your kind donation.

All Mixed Up with Peter BochanThe 50th Anniversary of Shortcuts. My my how the time flies. Peter Bochan’s Shortcuts cele...
11/26/2022

All Mixed Up with Peter Bochan

The 50th Anniversary of Shortcuts. My my how the time flies. Peter Bochan’s Shortcuts celebrates 50 years this month as we take a sonic look at the 20th Century.

Friday, November 25 at 8:30 PM. https://bit.ly/2U25UUf

The WPKN  donate link is now active http://bit.ly/3AzwEAE. Help WPKN realize its goal of raising $5,000 during this extr...
11/24/2022

The WPKN donate link is now active http://bit.ly/3AzwEAE. Help WPKN realize its goal of raising $5,000 during this extraordinary worldwide fundraising effort. We have been your non-profit community radio station since 1963 and we need your help to continue our unique programming. Your tax deductible donation will keep us free from commercial influence.

More kind words for Binnie from across the U.S. Thank you Tina!
11/24/2022

More kind words for Binnie from across the U.S. Thank you Tina!

Rock Therapy with Rob SilberAt 11:00 AM host Rob Silber will speak with legendary drummer Carl Palmer who will discuss h...
11/24/2022

Rock Therapy with Rob Silber

At 11:00 AM host Rob Silber will speak with legendary drummer Carl Palmer who will discuss his upcoming show The Return Of Emerson, Lake & Palmer at College Street Music Hall.

"I'll kick off the show with a Thanksgiving tradition as I play Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant" at 10:00 AM.

Thursday, November 24. https://bit.ly/3Ad7VBQ

A beacon of freedom this Thanksgiving, tune in to community-supported radio (always free and volunteer-driven) only at W...
11/24/2022

A beacon of freedom this Thanksgiving, tune in to community-supported radio (always free and volunteer-driven) only at WPKN 89.5 FM. Enjoy your holiday with family, friends, and your friends at WPKN.

WednesdayNovember 236:30am and 8 PMEast End InkPoets Elaine Sexton and Andrea Carter-Brown read their work. Recorded at ...
11/24/2022

Wednesday
November 23
6:30am and 8 PM
East End Ink

Poets Elaine Sexton and Andrea Carter-Brown read their work.
Recorded at Canios Cultural Cafe Sag Harbor
East End Ink is heard on the 4th and occasional 5th Wednesday each month. https://bit.ly/34v1uLu

WednesdayNovember 236:30am and 8 PMEast End InkPoets Elaine Sexton and Andrea Carter-Brown read their work. Recorded at ...
11/23/2022

Wednesday
November 23
6:30am and 8 PM
East End Ink

Poets Elaine Sexton and Andrea Carter-Brown read their work.
Recorded at Canios Cultural Cafe Sag Harbor
East End Ink is heard on the 4th and occasional 5th Wednesday each month. https://bit.ly/34v1uLu

Our  "Donate link" is now active http://bit.ly/3AzwEAE. We’re excited and hopeful that you will help us reach our goal o...
11/23/2022

Our "Donate link" is now active http://bit.ly/3AzwEAE. We’re excited and hopeful that you will help us reach our goal of raising $5,000. Please join our generous listeners and donate. Your donation helps keep independent community radio (hosted by REAL PEOPLE) alive in Connecticut and around the world - tell a friend about WPKN.

Jim Motavalli 8:30 PM talking to the CEO of an Israeli company that makes a robot called Elli-Q that acts as a companion...
11/23/2022

Jim Motavalli

8:30 PM talking to the CEO of an Israeli company that makes a robot called Elli-Q that acts as a companion to elderly people living alone.

9:30 with Eric Rhoads, who heads Streamline, publisher of Radio Ink. We will be talking about disappearing AM radio in cars. The AM band gets a lot of interference from the electric motors in EVs.

Tuesday evening, November 22.

GIving Tuesday is just a week away and we’re excited and hopeful that you will help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 ...
11/22/2022

GIving Tuesday is just a week away and we’re excited and hopeful that you will help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 on November 29. Please join our generous listeners and donate on that day. There will be a link on our website so you can easily participate.

And tell a friend about WPKN.

GIving Tuesday is just a week away and we’re excited and hopeful that you will help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 ...
11/22/2022

GIving Tuesday is just a week away and we’re excited and hopeful that you will help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 on November 29. Please join our generous listeners and donate on that day. There will be a link on our website so you can easily participate.

And tell a friend about WPKN.

First Voices Indigenous Radio with Tiokasin GhosthorseHost Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes Jonathan Gonzales, Lucas Jatobá ...
11/22/2022

First Voices Indigenous Radio with Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes Jonathan Gonzales, Lucas Jatobá and Christian Matute Sagbay.

Gonzales has spent the last 12 years learning earth living skills and ancestral ceremonial ways with many teachers and elders to connect more deeply with his ancestral lineage, which is Indigenous Taino.

Jatobá is a photographer and filmmaker who studied anthropology at the Fluminense Federal University in Rio de Janeiro. He works on topics related to human rights, especially issues related to urban social issues.

Sagbay is from the kichwa/kañari territory, lands currently referred to as Gualaceo, Ecuador. His work is in language justice.

Tuesday, November 22 at 12:00 noon. https://bit.ly/2ZSVWqv

Writer's Voice with Francesca RheannonWe talk with digital philosopher Douglas Rushkoff about his book, Survival of the ...
11/22/2022

Writer's Voice with Francesca Rheannon

We talk with digital philosopher Douglas Rushkoff about his book, Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires.

Then, Survival of the Richest praises the work of Indigenous philosopher Tyson Yunkaporta. We air an excerpt from our 2020 interview with Yunkaporta about his book, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World.

Monday, 11/21/2022 at 10 PM on WPKN 89.5 FM https://bit.ly/38FbT7H

Counterpoint with Scott Harris1) Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of Italian and History at New York University shares her asse...
11/22/2022

Counterpoint with Scott Harris

1) Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of Italian and History at New York University shares her assessment of the midterm election results — including the many diverse candidates elected and high youth voter turnout. She’ll also examine the ongoing threat of extremist, authoritarian GOP politicians such as Trump, Governors Abbott and DeSantis whose repressive policies are designed to undermine democratic institutions and civil society while embracing political violence.

2) Amanda Marcotte, a senior politics writer at “Salon” and the author of “Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set On Rat-F*cking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself.” She’ll discuss her recent articles on the midterm election — including, “Why did single women vote for Democrats? Republicans have an asinine theory,” and “Desperate conservatives rally around an absurd talking point: Trump pivots to being presidential!”

3) Jamie Henn, a climate activist, strategist and director of Fossil Free Media, a nonprofit communications lab. He’ll assess the United Nations’ COP 27 international climate change conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, how the global climate activist community is likely to respond — and the role of his media project.

4) Zurie Pope, a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism, talks about his recent Nation Magazine article, “In the War Against Voting, Poll Workers Are on the Front Lines,” which was produced for StudentNation, a program of the Nation Fund for Independent Journalism which is dedicated to highlighting the best of student journalism.

Monday, November 21 at 8:00 PM https://bit.ly/2VNQ9RG

Digging in the Dirt with Kevin GallagherKevin Gallagher’s guest on Digging in the Dirt is Rana Foroohar an American auth...
11/21/2022

Digging in the Dirt with Kevin Gallagher

Kevin Gallagher’s guest on Digging in the Dirt is Rana Foroohar an American author, associate editor at the Financial Times and CNN’s global economic analyst. We will be discussing her newest book “Homecoming: The Path to Prosperity in a Post-Global World” and her short film of the same title. Ms. Foroohar contends that unregulated globalization has produced serious negative consequences for society. While globalization has made the planet wealthier as a whole, that wealth has been concentrated largely at the very top, among financial and managerial elites who own the most assets.

Monday, November 20 at 5:00 PM. https://bit.ly/3tvPDqG

Today, Monday, Nov 21 at 2 PM: Rick Petrone's guest on The Jazz Sound will be Brazilian drummer Duduka Da Fonseca. He ju...
11/21/2022

Today, Monday, Nov 21 at 2 PM: Rick Petrone's guest on The Jazz Sound will be Brazilian drummer Duduka Da Fonseca. He just came out with a new cd called “Yes”. And his group will be performing at the Jazz Forum in Tarrytown Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26. https://bit.ly/2Zx4ym8

Today’s GM Report to the Listeners (Steve di Costanzo, GM) will feature the following guests:  Dr. Dwayne Smith, Chief E...
11/21/2022

Today’s GM Report to the Listeners (Steve di Costanzo, GM) will feature the following guests: Dr. Dwayne Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport. Steve will also be speaking with Jav Wilson, Chief Strategist Officer of CGE Studios and Asia Bolling, Chief Operating Officer of CGE Studio- a full service digital marketing company as well as the founding company behind Gang Poetry – with their tagline Bringing Poetry Back to the Community’. Steve will also be talking with Tim O’Connor, a co-founder of Park City Compost.We will also hear from Ralph Baskin, WPKN volunteer and coordinator of our WPKN Sustaining Member program.

Tomorrow: Rick Petrone's guest on The Jazz Sound, Monday, November 21  at 2:00 will be Brazilian drummer Duduka Da Fonse...
11/20/2022

Tomorrow: Rick Petrone's guest on The Jazz Sound, Monday, November 21 at 2:00 will be Brazilian drummer Duduka Da Fonseca. He just came out with a new cd called “Yes”. And his group will be performing at the Jazz Forum in Tarrytown Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26. https://bit.ly/2Zx4ym8

Binnie Klein gets wonderful love from fans regarding A Miniature World - thanks Ken! We think you're cool too! Check out...
11/18/2022

Binnie Klein gets wonderful love from fans regarding A Miniature World - thanks Ken! We think you're cool too! Check out A Miniature World: https://bit.ly/2U550WQ

If you missed out on snagging one of these new tees during our last fundraiser, today is your last day to order online! ...
11/18/2022

If you missed out on snagging one of these new tees during our last fundraiser, today is your last day to order online!

This will be your new favorite super soft tee printed on premium Comfort Colors using 100% ring-spun US grown cotton. They are garment dyed and washed for a weathered look and vintage feel from the first wear. We are offering short and long sleeve versions in Berry and Graphite with a cool radio graphic c/o andhowgraphics.

https://wpkn.org/product/wpkn-radio-t/

Mark Bingham has been making records since the early 70s, on both sides of the glass – either as a producer/engineer/arr...
11/18/2022

Mark Bingham has been making records since the early 70s, on both sides of the glass – either as a producer/engineer/arranger or as a solo artist/band member/session man/songwriter.

Mark will be a special guest on PURE with Howard Thompson. They’ll talk about a career that includes working with Allen Ginsberg, Aaron Neville, Glenn Branca, Gregory Corso, Hal Willner, James Taylor, John Scofield, Marianne Faithfull, Mem Shannon, MX-80 Sound, Natalie Merchant, Peter Stampfel, R.E.M., Shannon McNally, Yma Sumac and many others.

Strap in!

Friday, November 18 at 1:00 PM https://bit.ly/2Mp3Scn

In case you haven’t heard, Giving Tuesday is fast approaching. Help WPKN realize its goal of raising $5,000 in 24 hours ...
11/17/2022

In case you haven’t heard, Giving Tuesday is fast approaching. Help WPKN realize its goal of raising $5,000 in 24 hours during this extraordinary worldwide fundraising effort. We have been your non-profit community radio station since 1963 and we need your help to continue our unique programming. Your tax-deductible donation will keep us free from commercial influence.

Please save the date - November 29 - and donate!

TODAY!!! 50th Anniversary of Shortcuts with Peter BochanThis week All Mixed Up will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sh...
11/17/2022

TODAY!!! 50th Anniversary of Shortcuts with Peter Bochan

This week All Mixed Up will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Shortcuts on Thursday, November 17th at 1:00 PM.

From producer Peter Bochan: “The upcoming special marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Shortcuts series of programs and the events, music and sounds that we’ve captured make for a dense celebration. Shortcuts first aired on November 17th, 1972 on WPKN in the aftermath of Richard Nixon’s reelection and the first short piece reworked his oval office speech into what I felt he was really thinking and feeling into reality through editing. I’m now gathering various interviews that I’ve done over the years explaining the process and history of the show, along with various comments and studio chatter that I’ll intersperse throughout the program, beginning with a new montage that will reflect some of the influences on Shortcuts and myself.”

Tune in WPKN 89.5 FM!

Thank you Jaffe Holden for your support and recognition! It truly does take a village!
11/16/2022
WPKN Community Radio Celebrates One Year Anniversary in New Studios - Jaffe Holden

Thank you Jaffe Holden for your support and recognition! It truly does take a village!

It is not always the big budget, large scale projects that are the most meaningful to our team – sometimes it is the smaller, community-centric projects that foster a deep sense of pride and fulfillment. Projects like the new studios for WPKN Community Radio, where we offered pro bono acoustic des...

We love being in downtown Bridgeport! November 16 at 4pm we flipped the switch.
11/16/2022

We love being in downtown Bridgeport! November 16 at 4pm we flipped the switch.

11/16/2022
Fun to see this again after a year. Happy One-Year Anniversary to WPKN. We moved from University of Bridgeport to Bijou ...
11/16/2022
Bridgeport-based radio station WPKN moving to new downtown location

Fun to see this again after a year. Happy One-Year Anniversary to WPKN. We moved from University of Bridgeport to Bijou Square in downtown Bridgeport and 'flipped the switch' at 4pm. Here's a nice film clip from News12 Connecticut.

The station is relocating to 277 Fairfield Ave., in the heart of Bridgeport’s downtown arts district and a short distance from both the train and bus stations.

Wow - Lisa Sahulka! You got it going on 😍 - Thanks Ed!
11/16/2022

Wow - Lisa Sahulka! You got it going on 😍 - Thanks Ed!

50th Anniversary of Shortcuts with Peter BochanThis week All Mixed Up will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Shortcuts o...
11/15/2022

50th Anniversary of Shortcuts with Peter Bochan

This week All Mixed Up will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Shortcuts on Thursday, November 17th at 1:00 PM.

From producer Peter Bochan: “The upcoming special marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Shortcuts series of programs and the events, music and sounds that we’ve captured make for a dense celebration. Shortcuts first aired on November 17th, 1972 on WPKN in the aftermath of Richard Nixon’s reelection and the first short piece reworked his oval office speech into what I felt he was really thinking and feeling into reality through editing. I’m now gathering various interviews that I’ve done over the years explaining the process and history of the show, along with various comments and studio chatter that I’ll intersperse throughout the program, beginning with a new montage that will reflect some of the influences on Shortcuts and myself.”

Tune in WPKN 89.5 FM!

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Wallingford Peace Coalition will gather to speak out and stand for an end to this war in the Ukraine.
Stand with us Sundayday March 20th at 10 AM .
Location The Gazebo between Quinnipiac and Hall Ave . Wallingford CT.
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Recorded music of Peace not War will be provided.
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Be a voice for Peace Now .
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