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WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

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XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

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World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Alley

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

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Dan Reed HOMETOWN: Hamilton, Ohio (SW Ohio, between Cincinnati and Dayton)
EDUCATION: B.A. / Communications – Ohio University – Athens, Ohio 1984


WOXY (97X) – Oxford, Ohio – 1983-1986
Bogart’s / Casablanca Productions – Cincinnati, Ohio – 1986-1991
(five long years in the concert business!)
WNKU – Cincinnati, Ohio – 1991-1995
WNCW – Asheville/Charlotte, North Carolina – 1995-1997
WFPK – Louisville, Kentucky – 1997-2004
WXPN – 2004-present


Married for 15+ years to Ann
Kids? Yeah.. we have several great ones –
Cale, Cara (both in Los Angeles), Aprile and Max (both here)


Nick Drake, Led Zeppelin, Parquet Courts, Stones, Ice Cube, Bowie, MMJ, Drive-By Truckers, Man Man, AC/DC, Miles & ‘Trane, Merle Haggard, Pretenders, Outkast, Lou Reed, Ben Arnold, Replacements, Sex Pistols, Waylon Jennings, Amy Winehouse… too many others…


“Sway” by The Rolling Stones


Tonight’s The Night by Neil Young (or London Calling by The Clash)

Twitter: @WXPNDanReed