WPKN-FM is a listener-supported, non-commercial community radio station broadcasting at 10,000 watts on 89.5 FM in Bridgeport, CT, and streaming live and archived on the internet as www.wpkn.org . WPKNs signal is available to over 1.5 million people in the Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield Counties of Connecticut; and Suffolk County, Long Island.
Our musical programming is extremely diverse, offering a myriad of musical styles by informed programmers who help listeners discover and rediscover the best in live and recorded performance. We play the obscure to the recognizable – Jazz, Rock, World, the Blues, Bluegrass, 60’s Psychedelia, Reggae, Classical, and many other styles are all represented. Some programs are also offered by bilingual hosts. In addition, we present news and public affairs programs of relevance to our community. Some of our self-produced talk and news-oriented shows such as Between the Lines are nationally recognized. We dare to be different, topical, challenging and entertaining.
The station operates with a small paid staff, but all of the programs are produced by a dedicated group of volunteers.
Entering its 50th year of continuous broadcasting, WPKN is proud of its bold independence and its fearlessness to program without any strings attached. We are one of this country’s most enduring proponents of freeform, open-format radio, and represent a real alternative to the increasingly homogenous and limited choice on the FM band. We present a unique opportunity to reach an educated, inquisitive, and ethnically diverse audience.