Friday Night Soul

Fridays from 8pm-12am

Friday Night Soul - dance and romance music from the 50s to the 80s, including Soul, Disco, Latin and Old-School hip hop.

Ways to Connect

Ed German, Host of Friday Night Soul on WPPB, Long Island's Only NPR Station is offering birthday parties on the air on WPPB. Your friends can tune in and participate from anywhere across the country. For a donation to the station, you can get a four hour party on WPPB from 8PM - 12PM hosted by Ed German on a Friday Night of your choosing (dates are subject to availability.) You send your playlist. Your friends can send you birthday wishes on Facebook which will be read aloud on the show. And you will have a special experience that will last a lifetime.

WPPB's Ed German at Guild Hall

Oct 28, 2016

WPPB host Ed German (the Urban Jazz Experience and Friday Night Soul) will be appearing in “Deep Down in Brooklyn: An American Story”. The show will be presented by Ed German in conjunction with Boots on the Ground Theater on Tuesday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton. Admission is free. (Directed by WPPB's Host Bonnie Grice.) Prior to the performance, the 1770 House, 143 Main Street, East Hampton, will offer a special $27 two-course, prix fixe dinner (provide the code JDTLab). Visit guildhall.org or call 631-324-0806 for details.


Jun 24, 2016

Join WPPB for our Summer Fundraiser. The quiet pledge is underway and runs through the 4th of July. Our On Air Pledge Drive starts on Tuesday, July 5th- Saturday, July 9th.

On-Air Pledge Drive Programming Highlights!

Mar 14, 2016

Don’t Miss the final day of Our On Air Pledge Drive this afternoon from 1PM – 4PM. Today’s drive is focused around opera and The Metropolitan Opera! Special guests include: Anne-Julia of the Long Island Opera. She will co-host with Wally Smith!

Thank you gifts include: Montauk Yacht Club Gift Certificates, Tickets to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, The Paramount, Wine Tastings and More!

WPPB Is Counting On You!! Donate Now!

Mar 11, 2016

Watch this short video to find out more reasons why you should support Long Island's Only NPR Station! Make a secure donation to WPPB via our website by clicking here.

Dear Listener,

It’s the WPPB Road to the Pot of Gold

Feb 29, 2016

May the roof above us never fall in.

And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.

-Irish Proverb 

Have you ever had your favorite WPPB program be interrupted by dead air while you are listening? WPPB, Long Island’s Only NPR Station, is joining forces with goodcircle, an organization that connects businesses and non-profits. We’re asking local businesses to join in to help upgrade our studio equipment so you can listen to your favorite programs like the Swingin Years, the Metropolitan Opera and Friday Night Soul without these annoying interruptions.

Help Keep WPPB's Voice Loud and Strong!

Jan 21, 2016

Dear Listener,

Since you are a loyal supporter of 88.3 FM, we know at some point that you have encountered a service interruption or heard cracking, popping or sometimes nothing but static on our station. We need to fix that. Join us and our business partner Sotheby’s International Realty, and goodcircle.org to raise funds for our much needed new equipment.


WPPB Year End Appeal

Nov 18, 2015

WPPB Year End Appeal -- It's the No Fund Drive Fund Drive!

Dear Listener, 

It's Our On Air Pledge Drive Today! View our :30 Pledge Video Below to See Why It's Important to Secure Long Island's Only LOCAL NPR Station.


An Extraterrestrial DJ in search of the greatest NPR public radio station in the Galaxy has crashed landed in Southampton on the 4th of July and has hit his target, the WPPB radio Tower. Join in on the Village of Southampton Parade to see the Float in person. Don't miss our post parade party at the Southampton Arts Center from 12-3!

It’s Summer Pledge Time! WPPB is the Voice of the Community. Help us to reach our goal of $50,000 and be able to continue to serve you and the community. Pledge now! If you pledge now, your donation will become part of our Challenge Grant Fund during Our On Air Fund Drive and your donation will inspire others to give! 

This Friday (1/16) we'll feature two groups: The Five Stair Steps of Chicago, a.k.a. "The First Family of Soul," and The Manhattans of Jersey City. Listen to music from both groups below, and tune in to Friday Night Soul this week from 8pm to midnight!

This Friday (1/9) we'll feature James Brown's Funky People! Group members include: The J.B.'s, Bobby Byrd, Lyn Collins, Marva Whitney, Hank Ballard and Maceo and The Macks. Click on this link to listen to the group's first album via YouTube, and tune in to Friday Night Soul this week from 8pm to midnight!

This Friday (11/19) we'll feature two funk bands from Brooklyn: Brass Construction and B.T Express! Listen to music from both groups below, and tune in to Friday Night Soul this week from 8pm to midnight!

Dionne Warwick

Dec 11, 2014

This Friday (11/12) we'll feature the legendary Dionne Warwick, who produced some of the most romantic music of the 60's. Listen to Dionne's top 10 hit "Anyone Who Had A Heart" below, and tune in to Friday Night Soul this week from 8pm to midnight!

Earth, Wind and Fire

Dec 3, 2014

Earth, Wind and Fire, the Chicago band that spanned all musical genres, are this week's featured group on Friday Night Soul. Watch the music video for their song "Boogie Wonderland" below, and tune in to Friday Night Soul every week from 8pm to midnight.

Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes are this week's featured group on Friday Night Soul. Listen to their song "Wake Up Everybody" below, and tune in to Friday Night Soul every week from 8pm to midnight.

Boogaloo Friday

Nov 17, 2014

Boogaloo was a popular dance in the 1960's and this week on Friday Night Soul (11/21) from 8pm to midnight we’ll feature music centered around this particular style of dance. Until then, enjoy these Boogaloo classics!