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’s terrestrial signal now serves a potential listenership of 1.5 million people in Connecticut, Long Island, and parts of New York and Massachusetts and listeners around the world at wpkn.org. Programs on WPKN include live and recorded music, news, public affairs, and spoken word.
WPKN’s volunteer programmers (including two members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) present a wide variety of music and alternative information, in an eclectic mix of free-form programming that seeks to serve those whose needs are not met by mainstream media in a unique and vibrant way. Generations of our dedicated and loyal audience regard us as the home of "real people real radio." Now our mix includes over 300 podcasts of the more than 25 talk-based shows on WPKN.
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