Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Interview with Ken Hays

Gathering of the Vibes founder and owner Ken Hays talks about this year's festival. 

Learn about the artists

If you're not familiar with some of the music in the lineup, Radio Vibes has you covered. Many of this year's artists are represented, along with some tasty nuts from past Radio Vibes broadcasts. Click Play and kick back. Enjoy!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

While you're waiting ...


Today begins the last full week before Vibes. While you're organizing your camping supplies, we have some things of interest to the Vibe Tribe happening on WPKN 89.5 FM (streaming on wpkn.org) today.



  • 11:30 a.m. – Interview with Ken Hays, owner of Gathering of the Vibes. The festival returns to Seaside Park in Bridgeport the weekend of July 31st, and WPKN will once again be broadcasting "Radio Vibes" throughout the weekend.
  • 12:00 noon – Interview with Roger McNamee from the band Moonalice. They played the Vibes in 2009, and are coming to FTC Stage One on July 29th.
  • 12:30 p.m. – Sunday Brunch Concert: God Street Wine. Playing under their stealth name Jon Bevo's Love Orchestra, this is a rare appearance by the full original lineup of another Vibes alumnus. Recorded live at Garcia's at the Capitol Theatre on July 10th. Three members of GSW will combine with members of Assembly of Dust to perform at this year's Vibes under the name "Assembly of Wine." 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fresh out of the box

Digital optical cable.


Less than two weeks away!

We're in the final run-up to Vibes. Today is a big test of our new AoIP system (audio over IP) for sending the feed from Seaside Park to WPKN's studio. We are planning to keep as much as we can in the digital domain, from the main stage soundboard right up to the computer feeding our mixing board at WPKN. That means a lot of tinkering and testing, but we're up for it.