Radio Vibes started as a low-power FM operation at the 2005 Gathering of the Vibes in Mariaville, NY, in order to allow staff scattered over a large area to hear the music even if they were a mile from the stage. When Gathering of the Vibes moved back to Bridgeport in 2007, Ken Hays introduced Radio Vibes to WPKN, and they’ve been working together ever since.
Radio Vibes on WPKN 89.5 broadcasts music (from the stages and recorded), interviews, traffic, weather, schedule information and news headlines. In between bands, we go to the WPKN studio for a taste of WPKN’s local programming.
Radio Vibes on WPKN starts Thursday morning at 9, but we’ll be providing live traffic reports when the gates open at 8. We stay on until the main stage shuts down at 1 AM, when WPKN’s overnight and morning crew resume their regular irregular programming. For the rest of the weekend, we’re on at 10 AM for the “pre-game” show until 1 AM. Check the Radio Vibes blog for our detailed broadcast schedule, and visit wpkn.org for the overnight program information.
We’ll be on Twitter @vibesradio using the hashtags #radiovibes and #vibetribe. We want to hear from you!
We always have spotters in the line on Thursday morning. This year we’re trying something new. There’s a mobile app called Waze that combines GPS crowd-sources traffic reporting. You can participate by installing it on your mobile phone. We’ll be watching Waze — maybe we’ll see you!
WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport
WPKN is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station. We reach the bulk of Fairfield and New Haven Counties in Connecticut, Suffolk County in New York (Long Island), and to the entire world via our internet feed via iTunes, wpkn.org, and smartphone apps such as PRX, WunderRadio and more.
From the obscure to the recognizable, WPKN is proud of its bold independence and its fearlessness to program without any strings attached. Turn us on and you’ll hear everything from Bluegrass to Haitian voodoo; from lush classical strings to electroclash; from bebop jazz to 60’s psychedelia; from Americana to spoken word. Some of our self-produced talk/news oriented shows such as Between the Lines are nationally recognized.
All of the station’s programming is controlled by individual DJs and not dictated by any management or staff. Our programming is nearly 100% self-originated and we also maintain close ties with Pacifica Radio.