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WWPT-FM Rocks On

Forty years ago, Staples was the 1st public high school in Connecticut with an FM radio station.

It’s still one of the only ones.

As you drive around today, you should check out WWPT — 90.3 FM. (Better yet: click here, then click the Westport Public Schools logo.) They’re celebrating 4 decades of music, sports, news and talk with a special program.

WWPT’s 40th-anniversary poster honors another great musical event: Woodstock.

These days, it’s easy to put down everything teen-related. We hear it all the time: They only care about themselves. They don’t know how to work hard. Their music sucks.

Listening to today’s 40th-anniversary celebration may surprise you. They’re paying homage to 4 decades of former staff members who laid the foundation for today. They’re producing a mammoth day-long event. And they’re playing great music (including live concerts at noon and 3 p.m.).

Staples Class of 1971 alum Fred Cantor was listening to WWPT’s show this morning. He headed to the studio, and shared his memories of bands like the Remains with faculty advisor Mike Zito.

WWPT-FM has launched the careers of dozens of Staples grads. Many others just had a great time there.

The tradition continues, 40 years on.

Tune in. You won’t be singing, “What’s the matter with kids today…”

The WWPT (90.3 FM) studios include space for live concerts. Bands play at 12 and 3 p.m. today.

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