Progressive Radio News Program May be Axed

UPDATED 7-03-07

Due to a change in management of the WPKN News Department, Free Speech Radio News, heard Mon-Fri at 6pm on WPKN 89.5 Bridgeport and WPKM 88.7 Montauk is scheduled to end on Friday July 13.
A new WPKN Evening news is scheduled to start Monday July 16.

This change has been scheduled to be discussed at a WPKN staff meeting on Tuesday evening July 17. Normally WPKN is run democratically by approximately 160 volunteers. The decision to terminate Free Speech Radio News was apparently taken unilaterally by the News Director.

Your input in the form of letters or your name on a petition will be helpful in restoring this broadcast.

If you listen to and value this news program which is produced by a collective "Pacifica Reporters Against Censorship" and funded by listeners,
please send your name, town or village and email address to

We will present the following statement with your name to the staff and the WPKN management:

"The daily world and national news program Free Speech Radio News is a valuable source of information not available from any other source on the airwaves. I urge you to keep Free Speech Radio News on the air."

If you would like to add a message to the WPKN staff .. send this along as well.