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With a web browser (on a computer, tablet, or smart device):

With an APP (on a tablet, or smart phone):

With an “M3U Player,” e.g.: Apple iTunes® (on any suitable device, or platform):

  1. Click one of the following files to download it:
  2. Open the download. It should open & play in Apple iTunes,® or your M3U player of choice.

PLAYLISTS* (including requests for song titles, artists, albums, etc.)

Shows heard on WPKN are created by individuals. The music played reflects the taste, thought, and planing, or impromptu mood, of the presenter: crafted from WPKN’s extensive record and CD library, and the Host Programmer’s personal music collection. WPKN‘s music shows cover a variety of genres. The shows heard on WPKN are never a pre-programmed, algorithmic selected assortment. The choice of playlist dissemination is as individual as the person presenting the show. A programmer might announce what’s played either before, or after a “set.” Some post a playlist in real time on ‘Tweeter.” Others might post a show’s playlist in one of the following locations:

  • the WPKN Archives (Searchable by Host, Show, and Date & Time — NOTE: Shows are available for 2-weeks from date of broadcast.)
  • Spinitron (Use the calendar and search features to find playlists that are posted. NOTE: not all programmers list playlist this way.)
  • WPKN Radio 89.5-FM (Entered either directly, or as a link, on the WPKN Community Facebook Page)
  • A host’s personal social media site (Look for links on the Host’s Profile Page)

Finally, while not perfect, there are a number of “Song Recognition Applications” (APPs) available for use on a smart device which can be used while listening, or re-listening to a show from the Archives. This is a good thing to have if you like being able to identify the music you’re listening to. (Search the internet for ‘Song Recognition Apps’ to find one you like.)

If you prefer and depending on availability (see a Host’s Profile Page, which can be found from the “Hosts Page“), you may be able to send a message directly to the programmer, or else write your request to:

Attn: [HOST NAME, and/or SHOW TITLE]
244 University Ave
Bridgeport CT  06604-7775

*NOTE: Please do not ask the web admin for a playlist. The web admin does not have any playlists.


WPKN’s talk-oriented programs, Public Affairs, cultural shows, and interviews are now available as podcasts. Search “WPKN Community Radio” with a Podcast APP. Additional information available at: PODCASTS.


How to record & send your personal ‘My Tribute’ message about what and/or why you like WPKN (please keep your message between 1-2 minutes), then send it to “mytribute@wpkn.org” for broadcast on the air.


  • Open the Voice Memos app
  • Tap the [RED] button to begin
  • Record your message
  • End, and listen to your recording
  • Save the file with you name
  • Tap the send button, select email, and send to “mytribute@wpkn.org


  • Click here for instructions


The Archives is a way to (re-)listen to WPKN Shows not available as PODCASTS. It is searchable by: Host, Show, and Date & Time.
Important: Archived shows are available for 2-weeks from the date of broadcast.


Answers to contact questions can be found on the “Directions / Contact” and “Station Management” pages. Links to those pages are under the “ABOUT” menu on the top left of every page. You can use the forms at the bottom of the “Directions / Contact” page to send an email message, or write to us at the mailing address listed above and on that page.

This page was updated on: 12/8/18