Michael Mackey

Host of Long Island Morning Edition

Michael Mackey has served our station as local news host and reporter since 1998. His news gathering and production work over the years contributed to many of the station's awards. This includes several PRESS CLUB of LONG ISLAND 1st Place East End Profile features. Currently, in addition to Michael's weekday duties as Long Island Morning Edition anchor, he is also producer and host of Sunday night's "The Spirit of Sport"; a weekly exploration through story and song of the games people play; on the field and off; then and now. 

Ways to Connect

Tune in Wednesday at 8:30 AM and hear what director Josephine Teresi-Wallace has to say about The Red Badge of Courage opening this Friday.

Buy Tickets: https://bootsonthegroundtheater.com/

This week our WPPB TBT celebrates the 50th anniversary of "Good Vibrations!”

The Beach Boys biggest hit gave Americans good vibes half a century ago, making us feel closer now through the Thanksgiving / Christmas holiday season of 1966. A smash seller scoring massive radio air play for months...a certified platinum single..."Good Vibrations" also received immediate critical acclaim, becoming a transcendent feel good anthem for an emerging baby boom generation.

Community Event

Friday, September 30, 2016

3rd Annual Southampton School District Wall of Distinction Induction Ceremony

Site: Southampton High School

Start Time: 7:00 PM


Congratulations to The 2016 Induction Class

William "Bill" Antilety

Dan Burns

Dorie Klissas

This week our WPPB TBT celebrates the eagerly anticipated Southampton Lions Club Charitable Trust Oldies Spectacular.

This week our WPPB TBT celebrates the eagerly anticipated Southampton Lions Club Charitable Trust Oldies Spectacular.

This week our WPPB TBT begins celebrating the eagerly anticipated 14th Annual Southampton Lions Club Oldies Spectacular. Presenting artists and music first made famous six decades ago, this live concert event scheduled yearly for the second Saturday night in August, has become a 21st century east end tradition; enjoyed by 20th century folk as well as their new millennial offspring. 

This week our WPPB TBT celebrates the first FIRST LADY born in the 20th century AND the first FIRST LADY born in a hospital...the same hospital in which thousands of our local listeners emerged from the womb. For it was exactly 87 years ago - 7/28/1929 - in Southampton Hospital that 21 year old Janet Lee Bouvier, a Manhattan socialite, gave birth to a daughter destined to become the most famous person ever born on eastern Long Island.

This week our WPPB TBT celebrates the 68th birthday of an "oh very young" old friend of my generation - Yusuf Islam; the singer/songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens.

This week we celebrate the 240th anniversary of the birth of the U.S.A. with a WPPB TBT tradition featuring Kris Kristofferson's dramatic recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. The scene here is taken from the 1987 Television mini-series "Amerika" about life in the United States 10 years after a bloodless takeover by the Soviet Union, leading to slave-labor camps for some, collaboration by others and rebellion from a determined few. Kristofferson's character is Devin Milford, a maverick politician who ran for president after the U.S.S.R.'s assumption of power.

Inspired by the light of a strawberry full moon on the first summer night of 2016, this week's WPPB TBT celebrates the sweet sound of a simmering old romance.

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterwards.”

–Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)

This week our WPPB TBT celebrates weddings in June, while exploring why couples who consent to become 1, frequently kiss start their espousal in month number 6.

After a week of mourning the death and glorifying the life of 20th century sport's greatest name, the boxer's celebrated body will be laid to rest Friday; June 10, 2016...exactly 74 years, 4 months, and 24 days since his birth in Louisville, Kentucky; about 53 years since John, my best 5th grade friend and coolest kid in Manetuck Elementary School, told me about an exciting, young, up and coming fighter who predicts the round in which he'll win the fight!

This week our WPPB TBT celebrates a professional hoops moment for the ages. And the moment is now! For regardless of which team wins the 2016 N.B.A. Finals - the National Basketball Association's best of seven championship series starting Thursday night - it's a slam dunk this year's champ shall be gloriously anointed and presently lifted into a rare realm of sports immortality; while the loser can expect nothing less than a precipitous fall from grace.

This week our WPPB TBT pitches a local example of national pastime success. For on the first Friday of June 2016, The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League begins its 9th season of operation "providing first-quality competition, coaching and facilities, all in the backdrop of a world-class summer resort community." Moreover, the HCBL website states, "On the field, we have placed teams that have been ranked nationally in the summer league rankings...talented and dedicated athletes recruited from more than 80 universities, including Stanford, Vanderbilt, UConn, St.

This week our WPPB TBT celebrates The Mamas and the Papas biggest hit; a song with words one of its original singers found pretentious.

Monday, Monday, can't trust that day

Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way.

This week our WPPB TBT celebrates the 65th birthday of Stevie Wonder. Born in Saginaw, Michigan on May 13, 1950 - 2 months premature - Stephen Judkins Hardaway (later to be known as Stevland Morris) suffered from retinopathy of prematurity, which caused his retinas to detach, making him blind from birth. Remarkably, Stevie never looked upon his blindness as being a handicap. As quoted on steviewonder.org.uk, he "did what all kids my age were doing.

This week our WPPB TBT celebrates the 85th birthday of baseball's greatest living player - WILLIE MAYS! Born on May 6, 1931 in Westfield, Alabama of athletic parents - Willie Howard Mays, Sr. aka "Cat" a semi-pro ballplayer and Annie Satterwhite, a champion scholastic sprinter - Willie Jr. would grow up to become one of the most gifted athletes of his generation.

This week our WPPB TBT celebrates the 75th birthday of sizzling, sex-kitten hot, actress, singer and dancer Ann-Margret.

This week our WPPB TBT celebrates British rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Peter Frampton. Born in England on April 22, 1950, Frampton proved a precocious musical talent teaching himself to play the guitar at age 7; and within a few years mastering complex jazz, blues, and rock riffs. By age 16 P.F. was the lead guitarist and singer for a popular U.K. group The Herd. The teen magazine RAVE named Frampton "The Face of 1968." In early '69, still only 18, he and Steve Marriott formed Humble Pie.

This week our WPPB TBT features Southampton resident Brenda Simmons and her neighborhood on the hill.