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Meeting Announcement

Celebrating 55 Years of Community Radio – WPKN

Date of Meeting: 04/30/18

WPKN is a 55-year young, non-commercial community radio station based in Bridgeport. WPKN has been a listener-supported community radio station, broadcasting at 89.5 FM. WPKN can also be heard streaming live on the internet at www.wpkn.org, is listed under the “Eclectic” category on iTunes Radio. 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. Programs on WPKN include live and recorded music, news, public affairs, and spoken word.

In addition to radio this Regional Cultural Institution is a concert producer, film presenter, and podcast creator providing direct support to over 50 non-profit regional social service, cultural and educational organizations. 2017 was a banner year for the organization as it established its first Endowment Fund with the Fairfield County Community Foundation, was named the Best Radio Station (music) by Connecticut Magazine and purchased a new transmitter resulting in the largest capital expenditure in WPKN’s history without incurring a deficit.

WPKN has a very active board of directors and over 100 active volunteers that support its mission to serve the region as an educational, cultural and broadcast organization.

Published:
April 25, 2018