WPKN Radio, 89.5FM

77 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06604
On-air telephone: 203-336-9756
Office telephone: 203-331-9756
General Manager: Steve di Costanzo

Steve di Costanzo “Real People-Real Radio” Serving Fairfield-New Haven-Litchfield-Suffolk (NY) counties and communities around the world at wpkn.org”. WPKN 89.5-FM is a listener-supported, community radio station. WPKN 89.5-FM is a listener-supported, community radio station. In the Summer of 2021, an article in The New Yorker Magazine’s ‘Talk of the Town’ said “WPKN, to be honest, is the greatest radio station on the world”. This 10,000-watt non-commercial station was founded in 1963 as the college radio station of the University of Bridgeport and has been broadcasting for more than 55 years with a potential listenership of 1.5 million people. While operating on the campus of the University of Bridgeport, in 1989 WPKN became an independent, non-profit corporation. In November 2021, WPKN relocated from UB to a downtown Bridgeport location in Bijou Square adjacent to the Bijou Theatre. With three studios and a Community Room, WPKN is also adding podcasting, livestreaming and video content. WPKN streams live on the Internet at wpkn.org and on other internet radio platforms. WPKN also has its own free app for Apple and Android products – WPKN Live. Archived shows are available via the website for two weeks. More than 2000 Podcasts for WPKN’s 30-plus public affairs, news and interview shows are available through Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud and podcast apps via WPKN Community Radio. Look for interviews with artists and musicians via podcasts. WPKN programs include live and recorded music, free-form music, news, public affairs, and spoken word. WPKN’s volunteer programmers present a wide variety of music and alternative information in an freeform mix of programming that seeks to serve in a unique and vibrant way those whose needs are not met by mainstream media. WPKN’s programming mix is a cornucopia of genres and styles. From the obscure to the recognizable, it is presented by informed programmers who help listeners discover the best in live and recorded performances WPKN actively participates as a media partner in many cultural organizations including theaters, festivals, and events such as The Bridgeport Art Trail, Long Island’s Great South Bay Music Festival, New Haven’s International Festival of Art & Ideas and City-Wide Open Studios, Litchfield Jazz Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Blues & Views Festival in Westport and many others. WPKN is the founder of New England’s largest one-day record fair- Music Mash-Record Fair held annually the first weekend in March in Bridgeport and recently launched Music Mash New Haven as well, and its film series Music on Film at The Bijou Theatre.

EVENT: Open House, check out our new studio space

Thursday, November 11; 5 pm – 8 pm Friday
November 12; 5 pm – 8 pm Saturday
November 13; 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 14; 11 am – 5 pm

EVENT: WPKN Vinyl Collection Sale and DJ Music at American Fabrics Arts Building

Saturday, November 13; 11AM-5PM
Sunday November 14; 11AM-5PM

89.5-FM community radio spins discs and sells vinyl at the American Fabrics Arts building (see listing #1) as they present a sampling of their vast vinyl collection for sale. Proceeds support the non-profit radio station programs.