Hey, Everybody! Just a quick note to let you know that a song from Let Freedom Ring: Songs for a New Generation will be featured on one of my favorite radio shows this afternoon, Pure with Howard Thompson hosting on WPKN radio in Bridgeport, Connecticut. You can also tune in later at the station's archives link.
What an eclectic array of new releases this charismatic radio personality has in store for us today, including Brittany Howard, Bryony Jarman-Pinto, the Continental Quilts, Delbert McClinton, the Doughboys, Fontaines DC, Gaye Su Akyol, Glenna Bell, Hawklords, J.J. Cale, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Jerry Reed, Jimmie Vaughan, Karen Jonas, Kate Tempest, Kelly Hunt, L'Épée, Lola Duotronic, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, Mungo's Hi Fi X Eva Lazarus, Philip Bailey, Rapture 4D & RUDA, Stray Cats, Suicide, Tanya Tucker, Third Coast Percussion, Tony Joe White, the Vacant Lots, Weval, 3 Pairs of Boots and more ... I’m glad to be a part of this exciting line up on such a cool station!
About WPKN (from the WPKN Web site):
WPKN is a 10,000-watt non-commercial radio station founded in 1963 as the college radio station of the University of Bridgeport. WPKN’s programs are not intended to duplicate that which is available on commercial, non-commercial or “public” radio stations. When the FCC licensed FM radio in 1945, it reserved the twenty channels at the lower end of the band exclusively for noncommercial use. At the time, the Commission indicated that it was doing so in order to foster “diversity of programming service,” and to provide opportunity for the widest possible variety of programs. WPKN’s mission has been to remain true to this original noncommercial directive, and be “The Real Alternative.”