No Commercial Potential (Wednesday 5:00pm – 7:00pm)

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Back on the air almost thirty years after last appearing on his college radio station, Chris is excited to share his vision of what defines a cool tune.

His broad playlist celebrates Rock ‘n’ Roll and all its sub-genres, so please tune in and listen to long lost hits and obscure gems by Zappa, Beefheart, Iggy, Residents, Johnny Winter, Electric Prunes, Ultimate Spinach, Hendrix, Who, Legendary Pink Dots, Dream Syndicate, Beck, Jeff Beck, T. Rex, Bowie, Cream, Alice Cooper, Primus, Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Stranglers, Jeff Buckley (and his dad Tim), Pink Floyd (and Syd Barrett), Jack White, Skrillex, Gorillaz, Sex Pistols, Kraftwerk, the list goes on and on…

No Commercial Potential can be heard Wednesday from 5-7:00pm.    


Chris Canfield, a resident of Litchfield, CT, joined the WAPJ volunteer staff two years ago although he’s been listening to the station for over a decade.

Canfield hosts two programs on WAPCanfield 3J. No Commercial Potential which airs Wednesday from 5pm – 7pm and which features Rock music, with a focus on obscure songs.  His other program, My Country Place, which can be heard Saturday mornings from 9am to noon, features Country music, has a focus on classic Country and Country-Rock crossovers. When asked why he initially chose to volunteer at WAPJ he responded “I love pop music and enjoy sharing that with listeners.” He found getting a program on WAPJ “Not hard at all. I had some prior experience, so I got on the air in one month of joining the staff.”

Chris, who’s favorite artists are Frank Zappa and Hank Williams, likes all genres of Rock music, and he is nurturing his growing appreciation for Country.  He’s very open to music from any genre and says that he likes being part of an organization that promotes the arts and provides him a creative outlet. His first concert, Kiss back in 1976, was his favorite show.Canfield 2

In addition to music Canfield’s interests include politics, pop culture and caring for the farm animals at his home in Litchfield which he shares with his wife and three teenagers. He is a high school chemistry teacher and plays guitar and sings.

In addition to doing two weekly radio programs Chris serves as WAPJ’s Program Director, a position he had held since 2015.  He volunteers at WAPJ because it provides “A way to help members of the community communicate with each other.”

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