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WPKN is a nonprofit, freeform, community radio station (arts organization) that is more than 50 years old. The vision of WPKN is to build community, a loyal and growing audience, and an engaged and educated citizenry by providing the highest quality of free-form programming that broadcasts entertainment, music, news, thoughts, sounds, ideas and event listings that support free speech, diversity, and the interests of the local and global communities WPKN serves. Our radio frequency of 89.5-FM (Bridgeport)includes a coverage map of 1.5 million people in Farfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties in Connecticut and Suffolk county (The North Fork and Hamptons) in New York. WPKN also maintains an on-demand streaming and archive of WPKN programming as well as our WPKN PODCASTS that focus on 22+ 'talk-oriented' community, cultural and news programs. We also feature an expanding list of interviews with music personalities and artists from all over the world.

WPKN Community Radio WPKN Community Radio

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

WPKN is a nonprofit, freeform, community radio station (arts organization) that is more than 50 years old. The vision of WPKN is to build community, a loyal and growing audience, and an engaged and educated citizenry by providing the highest quality of free-form programming that broadcasts entertainment, music, news, thoughts, sounds, ideas and event listings that support free speech, diversity, and the interests of the local and global communities WPKN serves. Our radio frequency of 89.5-FM (Bridgeport)includes a coverage map of 1.5 million people in Farfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties in Connecticut and Suffolk county (The North Fork and Hamptons) in New York. WPKN also maintains an on-demand streaming and archive of WPKN programming as well as our WPKN PODCASTS that focus on 22+ 'talk-oriented' community, cultural and news programs. We also feature an expanding list of interviews with music personalities and artists from all over the world.

    Band Central Radio November 2021 PODCAST

    Band Central Radio November 2021 PODCAST

    Joining host Rob Fried is former Band Central Radio host and Executive Producer Andy Kadison to chat about music, giving and Thanksgiving.

    • 48 min
    Between The Lines - 11/24/21 @2021 Squeaky Wheel Productions. All Rights Reserved.

    Between The Lines - 11/24/21 @2021 Squeaky Wheel Productions. All Rights Reserved.

    * GOP's Embrace of Violence Endangers U.S. Democracy Ruth Ben-Ghiat, professor of Italian and History at New York University Producer: Scott Harris
    * With Freeze of Assets, Millions of Afghan Civilians Face Famine Kathy Kelly, life-long nonviolence activist, co-coordinator of the Ban Killer Drones Campaign Producer: Scott Harris
    * The Sacrifice of Essential Workers During Pandemic Led to Mass Resignations and Labor Strikes Mike Elk, Senior Labor Reporter & Founder of PayDayReport.com Producer: Melinda Tuhus

    • 29 min
    Peng Shuai Missing; Political Climate In The United States; Telephone Conversations

    Peng Shuai Missing; Political Climate In The United States; Telephone Conversations

    Host Garnett Ankle speaks on the issue of the missing Chinese lawn tennis star, Peng Shuai; the political challenges of the United States and other topics. Members of his listening audience also call in and speak their mind.

    • 51 min
    Lela Florel Continues Her Fight For The Remington Woods

    Lela Florel Continues Her Fight For The Remington Woods

    Host Mike Merli speaks with Lela Florel, founder of Preserve Remington Woods.

    The Bridgeport Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on Tuesday November 16th, attended by over 100 people from all across Connecticut.

    For more info on that hearing:

    https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Dozens-pack-zoning-hearing-to-preserve-16629613.php

    For more information on Preserve Remington Woods, and ways to take action:

    www.preserveremingtonwoods.com/

    • 24 min
    Guy Beardsley passes but his wisdom remains

    Guy Beardsley passes but his wisdom remains

    Guy Beardsley's friends and family share their thoughts and memories
    about his life, his work and his tireless work in support of the the organic community.
    Guests: Suzanne Duesing, Nancy DeBrule, Steve Munno, Caty Poole, Mike Nadeau, Kevin Gallagher.
    Hosted by Richard Hill and Chris Ferrio

    • 52 min
    Kevin Gallagher Final Show at 244 University Ave Bridgeport, CT.

    Kevin Gallagher Final Show at 244 University Ave Bridgeport, CT.

    Well that's a wrap. WPKN has made the move from what was the University of Bridgeports Student Center to Bijou Square in downtown Bridgetport. To mark the occassion I invited my good friends and Colleagues to drop in to our airwaves to remind us what it was like way back when and how WPKN continues to thrive and shine as a vey special place in the broadcasting landscape. Here is who came along for the ride. Enjoy

    -Rick Petrone 4:05 pm
    -Pete Bochan 4:20pm
    & Stu Hackel
    -Mike Zito 4:50
    -Pam Merly 5:15 pm
    -Bob Heussler 5:40
    -Ed Michealson 6:00 pm
    -Earle Bailey 6:20 pm

    • 2 hr 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

CptSlippiefist ,

Always love you,

I moved away and journeyed the country and y’all were a definite miss! Back now and listening as I write! Staying true still! Hazzaa!

With love,
Dave

STEVEDICO ,

WPKN Community Radio

love this station...they've been around for more than 50 years and have never sounded better.

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