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The Diner Jukebox (Formely DooWop Diner): Now Live for Ninety Minutes

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April 25, 2015
The Diner Jukebox (Formely DooWop Diner): Now Live for Ninety Minutes

The Diner Jukebox is dedicated to all fans of rock n roll in it’s infancy into the 70’s. We will play many of the great songs you love with the whirling falsetto and deep bass sounds.  There will be some historical content as well.  We will talk about the artists, their record label and...
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Bits of Inspiration: Life on the High Wire

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April 25, 2015
Bits of Inspiration: Life on the High Wire

Wow, spring is finally here! Isn’t it glorious! So much to do—rake up the leaves, plant the bulbs, clean the gutters, switch from winter to spring clothes—in addition to work, family, community obligations and everything else that we usually do in any given week. Where are we going to find the time to do...
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All Things Human: Allergies: A Case of Mistaken Identity

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April 24, 2015
All Things Human: Allergies: A Case of Mistaken Identity

  To vanquish a menacing or evil foe, we sometimes wage violent wars, both on a societal and individual scale. The energy expended for these battles, and the collateral damage that occurs, is regrettable but acceptable. But when we find ourselves locked in combat with an entity not clearly dangerous to us, the “cost”...
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WPWL’s Calendar of the Arts

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April 23, 2015
WPWL’s Calendar of the Arts

  Have a super spring into summer LOCAL arts venues: PAWLING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’s SIXTH ANNUAL CAR SHOW  will take place on Charles Coleman Boulevard, Sunday, June 14th, 9AM-4PM (Raindate:  June 28th)  Further Info:  845-855-0500 / 242-0951. PAWLING RECREATION proudly presents MUSIC BY THE LAKE’s 10th ANNIVERSARY featuring “BACK TO THE GARDEN 1969” ,...
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2015 is Music by the Lake’s 10th Anniversary!

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April 23, 2015
2015 is Music by the Lake’s 10th Anniversary!

  It’s hard to believe, but this year Pawling’s Recreation Department will be celebrating its 10th year of Music By The Lake concerts. We will be presenting 5 concerts this year, and we have 5 exciting bands ready to perform – an exciting mix of some old favorites and some new friends as well....
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“The Librarian” at the Brewster Library

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April 23, 2015
“The Librarian” at the Brewster Library

Armchair Actors wing of Brewster Theater Company will present a reading of The Librarian at Brewster Library on Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m.  “The Librarian” was one of a series of “documentary” broadcasts entitled AMERICANS AT WORK, started on April 28th, 1938, in cooperation with the new CBS Adult Education Board.  Every week...
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Brewster High Theater Arts Alumni star in Brewster Theater’s “Arsenic and Old Lace” April 24 – May 2

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April 22, 2015
Brewster High Theater Arts Alumni star in Brewster Theater’s “Arsenic and Old Lace” April 24 – May 2

  The Brewster Theater Company is pleased to announce its second mainstage production of the 2015 season, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, with performances running April 24 – 30 and May 1 – 2 at Bluestone Farm, 118 Federal Hill Road, Brewster.  This production reunites Brewster High School class of 2010 alumni James Hussey and...
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Shakespeare Club’s Doin’s

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April 22, 2015
Shakespeare Club’s Doin’s

The Pawling Shakespeare Club, now in it’s 117th consecutive year, celebrated Shakespeare’s  451st Birthday last week at their regularly scheduled meeting at the home of club member Susan Stone.  Among the many members in attendance was Sam Weinstein, who serves on the Shakespeare Club board, and who celebrated his 91st birthday with an additional cake,...
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Youth Theatre Auditions in Brewster

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April 21, 2015
Youth Theatre Auditions in Brewster

SUMMER MAINSTAGE 2015: “URINETOWN THE MUSICAL” AUDITIONS Join Spotlight Arts for ​their s​summer ​main​ stage  production​, “​Urinetown the Musical!​”​ Auditions by Appointment take place on Friday, May 1st from 5:00-8:00 and Saturday, May 2nd from 12:00-3:00 pm at the Studio Around the Corner ​on ​67 Main St, Brewster, NY.   In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused...
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“Vinyl and New Arrivals” – Live Sunday’s at 11 am (Songs Played April 19th)

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April 20, 2015
“Vinyl and New Arrivals” – Live Sunday’s at 11 am (Songs Played April 19th)

Mike Shustak and the weeks co-host will play new music you typically don’t hear on the radio, and older music from our turntable you may or may not have heard on your typical classic rock  station. The show is called “Vinyl and  New Arrivals ”  Mike and his co-host will take turns playing music...
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ACEkids Musical Theatre Program proudly presents “The Wizard of Oz” at Pawling Elementary School

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April 19, 2015
ACEkids Musical Theatre Program proudly presents “The Wizard of Oz” at Pawling Elementary School

The ACEkids Musical Theatre Program proudly presents “The Wizard of Oz” on Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Pawling Elementary School Multipurpose Room.  Bring your children to enjoy this delightful musical retelling of the classic film, performed by 32  students from grades K-4.  Admission is free. The ACEkids Theatre Program, run by...
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Pawling Rotary Marks 75 Years of Service to the Community

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April 19, 2015
Pawling Rotary Marks 75 Years of Service to the Community

 Celebrate May 15, 2015 at the Quaker Hill Country Club  All Are Welcome!   The Golf Outing: Beginning at 1 PM, Rotary’s Annual Golf Outing, is scheduled to kickoff this notable anniversary at the Quaker Hill Country Club.  Enjoy the beauty of Quaker Hill and a day out on the links at this top-rated...
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Brewster High Students Ambassadors in China

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April 19, 2015
Brewster High Students Ambassadors in China

On March 24th, a 19-student delegation from Brewster High School traveled to China to serve as musical and cultural ambassadors at the Jian Ping High School in Shanghai. Together with their musical directors George Viglucci and Lauren Ellis, the student musicians performed a program of American-inspired works and collaborated with the Jian Ping High...
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FrOGS Sponsoring Second Annual Paddle for the Great Swamp

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April 18, 2015
FrOGS Sponsoring Second Annual Paddle for the Great Swamp

On Saturday, May16 (rain date May 17), Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS) will hold its Second Annual Paddle for the Great Swamp. Last year’s paddlers reported seeing mink, otter, turtles, frogs, heron and other wildlife on the scenic morning ride down the East Branch of the Croton River. The 7-mile half-day paddle will...
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At Arts on the Lake

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April 17, 2015
At Arts on the Lake

  Arts on the Lake Ukulele Invitational Extravaganza The Ukulele Invitational Extravaganza, April 24, from 7 to 10 pm, has announced Jim and Liz Beloff as featured performers. They are widely credited for the recent resurgence of ukulele interest. For more information, click here. De Novo performers do more than act. In...
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Indie Hour: Elle Sera

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April 17, 2015
Indie Hour: Elle Sera

PPR Listeners….I will be exploring independent venues and artists in New York, discussing influence, history and sustainability while bringing you music from the emerging indie underground. Field reporting and studio sessions combine for an hour dedicated to conscience, connection and community with a main focus on our local Hudson Valley. The Indie Hour airs...
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Pawling Rotary to Sponsor an Exchange Student

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April 16, 2015
Pawling Rotary to Sponsor an Exchange Student

Pawling Rotary will be the sponsoring club for Ms. Chloe Panzer as she takes a year abroad to Austria as a Rotary Exchange Student for the 2015-2016 School year. Chloe attended the April 14 regularly scheduled Rotary club meeting at the Lathrop Building where she made a presentation to club members.  In the next year, Chloe...
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WPWL’s Latest Show, “On With the Show” Can be Heard Live Saturday’s at 12pm

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April 15, 2015
WPWL’s Latest Show, “On With the Show”  Can be Heard Live Saturday’s at 12pm

“On With The Show”  30 minutes of the unforgettable Broadway show tunes from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s!!   Alan Ripin, a third generation Manhattan native, is retired from NYC government, where he served five mayors for over 32 years. He currently lives in Poughquag, NY with his wife, Christina.  Mr Ripin, since retiring,...
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Art Classes for Kids and Adults at the Front Street Gallery

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April 14, 2015
Art Classes for Kids and Adults at the Front Street Gallery

     
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Christ Church on Quaker Hill Women’s Retreat

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April 12, 2015
Christ Church on Quaker Hill Women’s Retreat

               
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Patterson Rotary to Host 19th Annual “Men Who Cook” Event

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April 11, 2015
Patterson Rotary to Host 19th Annual “Men Who Cook” Event

Great food from some of the best chefs in Putnam County and the surrounding area will be just part of the fun as the Patterson Rotary Club hosts Men Who Cook on Saturday, April 25, 2015.The event raises funds for Patterson Rotary, which is celebrating its 27th year of supporting the local community and organizations. This...
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Pawling Community Forum Searches for Solutions to Heroin Addiction

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April 8, 2015
Pawling Community Forum Searches for Solutions to Heroin Addiction

Just last week the City of Poughkeepsie police department confiscated 108 bags of heroin from a single apartment in yet another drug bust in the war on heroin raging in the region. Last week, in Pawling,  Senator Terrence P Murphy and community advocates and a hundred local residents joined a panel filled with local...
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Pawling Rotary Adds a New Member

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April 7, 2015
Pawling Rotary Adds a New Member

Lori Johnson of Emory and Webb became a member of  Pawling Rotary on March 24th.  With her is Richard Harshbarger, President and John Ammaturo, Treasurer.      
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Check Out Our Links of Local Interest and Email us Yours!

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April 6, 2015
Check Out Our Links of Local Interest and Email us Yours!

On our right side of this homepage, if you scroll down a bit, you can link to many local areas of interest including hospitals, transportation, jobs, churches and much more.  If you want PPR to add your link, let us know by emailing to info@pawlingpublicradio.org PPR is here for you…building community one voice (and link) at a time....
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State Comptroller Gives the Town of Pawling High Marks

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April 3, 2015
State Comptroller Gives the Town of Pawling High Marks

  NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office recently conducted a risk assessment of the Town of Pawling’s internal controls to assess the need for operational improvement opportunities. According to Chief Examiner Tenneh Blamah, “…nothing came to our attention indicating that the Town was in need of further services from us at this time.”   Town...
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“Pawling All Pets” Now on WPWL – Live Call In Show: Thursday’s at 5pm

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April 2, 2015
“Pawling All Pets” Now on WPWL – Live Call In Show: Thursday’s at 5pm

Pawling All Pets is hosted by Dr. Lisa Walling and Erika Gunther of Pawling Animal Clinic here in Pawling , NY.  This program will share information that is useful for small animal pet owners such as common toxicities, illnesses, and behavior and diet choices.  We would love to have people call in with questions...
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Animals up for Adoption at the Animal Rescue Ark

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April 2, 2015
Animals up for Adoption at the Animal Rescue Ark

Rocky Rocky is a 6 year old male Chihuahua who is friendly once he gets to know you. He should be adopted to a family with adults only. He is microchipped and up to date with his shots!!! Silvio Silvio is a 3 year old adorable, sweet and friendly little boy. He is neutered,...
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Animal Stories: Events at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary

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March 31, 2015
Animal Stories: Events at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary

Story #8. Sprinkles, the Sheep   It’s tough to lose an old friend. This past winter, one of the first animals to come to our farm sanctuary died. She was a large female sheep we called Sprinkles. All the people who knew her felt a deep loss. My wife, Ellen, and I first saw Sprinkles...
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FrOGS Upcoming Events

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March 28, 2015
FrOGS Upcoming Events

Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS) has invited Susan Morse, highly regarded as an expert in natural history and one of the top wildlife trackers in North America, to give a presentation and two workshops in April. Both are open to the public. Presentation:  Friday night, April 24, at 7 PM in the Trinity...
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Kent Art Association Season in Full Swing

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March 26, 2015
Kent Art Association Season in Full Swing

Following the successful Student Art Show held at the end of February the Kent Art Association is continuing its 92-year reputation of showing works by some of the regions best emerging and established artists. All shows are judged and several are juried (requiring a panel of artists to accept the work for exhibition). The...
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Summer Intern Slot Available!

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March 22, 2015
Summer Intern Slot Available!

If your college student will be home this summer, looking for something interesting and fun to do, have them contact us at WPWL to explore the possibility of joining the six week college internship program.  This summer marks our fifth year offering hands on experience in the areas of journalism, broadcasting, engineering, marketing, advertising and administration....
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Listen to PPR’s Archived Shows on Mixcloud

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March 21, 2015
Listen to PPR’s Archived Shows on Mixcloud

For those of you who missed the original broadcasts, PPR is archiving most of our older radio shows on Mixcloud.  If you would like to hear shows such as the Clerics Corner, Intermission, A Slice of Life, Celtic Oracle, Bob’s Bullpen, Sonic Assault and many more, click the link below. Of course, check out...
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WPWL – Pawling Public Radio Seeks Community Media Volunteers

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March 19, 2015
WPWL – Pawling Public Radio Seeks Community Media Volunteers

  Pawling Public Radio (WPWL) is currently recruiting new volunteers to support and enhance their community programs and services. WPWL is a non-profit community organization comprised solely of volunteers – neighbors, friends and community members sharing ideas, talents and skills. The Board of WPWL invites you to join their team as they continue to...
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Listen to 101.7 in the Village of Pawling

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March 13, 2015
Listen to 101.7 in the Village of Pawling

Recently WPWL changed the cable that extends from our transmitter to our antenna at 26 E. Main Street.  Our signal is very weak, but the change in cable has increased our coverage in the village, so if you live or work or are driving through Pawling, check us out on 101.7.   When we...
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Calling All Radios!

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February 19, 2015
Calling All Radios!

   
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Annual Membership Drive Continues!

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January 22, 2015
Annual Membership Drive Continues!

  If you became a supporting member of PPR last year, it may be time to renew your membership! When you support our community radio station, you help fund the 47 original educational and informative programs currently aired on our web streaming station.  You help us provide two college scholarships to deserving local graduating...
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How Special Are We?

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January 9, 2015
How Special Are We?

  Obtaining an FCC low power FM license for a community radio station isn’t a common occurrence. In 2000, the FCC window of opportunity produced 1,325 granted licenses from among 3,250 applications filed nationwide.  That’s because the FCC requirements for these licenses are stringent. Applications require planning and proper engineering consultation to fill out...
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