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Host Lists

Bob Bumbera

News & Sports Director, XPN Morning Show

1. Chris Whitley - "Big Sky Country"
2. Patti Griffin - "Making Pies"
3. U2 - "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
4. The Lemonheads - "It's a Shame About Ray"
5. Chuck Prophet - "Summertime"
6. Toad the Wet Sprocket - "Walk on the Water"
7. Tori Amos - "Silent All These Years"
8. John Prine/Bonnie Raitt - "Angel From Montgomery"
9. Jamie Cullem - "All At Sea"
10. Bruce Springsteen - "Rosalita"

Debra D'Alessandro

Host of Amazon Country

1. Elvis Costello - "Almost Blue"
2. Mary Chapin Carpenter - "He Thinks He'll Keep Her"
3. Indigo Girls - "Power of Two"
4. David Wilcox - "Leave It Like It Is"
5. The Story - "Grace in Gravity"
6. Rosanne Cash - "God is in the Roses"
7. kd lang - "Big Boned Gal"
8. James Brown - "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose"
9. Bonnie Raitt - "Blender Blues"
10. Sue Fink - "Leaping Lesbians"

Robert Drake

Producer, Kids Corner, Host of Land of the Lost and Q'Zine

1. Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" (God Shuffled His Feet)
2. Happy Rhodes - "Feed The Fire" (Warpaint)
3. Joan Osborne - "One Of Us" (Relish)
4. The Story - "Grace And Gravity" (Grace And Gravity)
5. Moxy Fruvous - "King Of Spain" (Bargainville)
6. Lyle Lovett - "Memphis" (Joshua Judges Ruth)
7. Shawn Colvin - "Tenderness On The Block" (Fat City)
8. Spanic Boys - "Keep On Walking" ((self-titled))
9. Jevetta Steel - "Calling You" (Baghdad Cafe Soundtrack)
10. Richard Thompson - "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" (Rumor and Sigh)

David Dye

Host of World Cafe and Funky Friday

1. Joan Osborne - "One Of Us" (Relish)
2. Lyle Lovett & Al Green - "Funny How Time Slips Away" (Rhythm Country and Blues)
3. Ben Folds Five - "Brick" (Whatever and Ever Amen)
4. Kirsty MacColl - "In These Shoes" (Tropical Brainstorm)
5. Iguanas - "Oye Isabel" (Nuevo Boogaloo)
6. Jeb Loy Nichols - "Heaven Right Here" (Just What Time It Is)
7. Old Crow Medicine Show - "Wagon Wheel" (Old Crow Medicine Show)
8. Crash Test Dummies - "Superman's Song" (The Ghosts That Haunt Me)
9. Jeffrey Gaines - "In Your Eyes" (Live on WXPN)
10. Phil Roy - "Melt" (Grouchyfriendly)

Josh T. Landow

Host, Y-Rock on XPN

1. Silversun Pickups - "Well Thought Out Twinkles"
2. Editors - "Munich"
3. The Fratellis - "Chelsea Dagger"
4. Interpol - "Obstacle #1"
5. Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)"
6. Bloc Party - "Banquet"
7. The New Pornographers - "Use It"
8. Against Me! - "Thrash Unreal"
9. Peter Bjorn & John - "Young Folks"
10. Animal Collective - "Peacebone"

Helen Leicht

Host of XPN Midday, Leicht Lunch and Philly Local

1. Coldplay - "Yellow"
2. Ray Lamontagne - "Trouble"
3. David Gray - "Please Forgive Me"
4. October Project - "Take me As I Am"
5. Norah Jones - "Don't Know Why"
6. Back Door Slam - "Come Home"
7. Moby - "Porcelain"
8. Crash Test Dummies - "Superman's Song"
9. Tori Amos - "Winter"
10. Matthew Sweet - "Girlfriend"

Helen's Philly Local Essentials

1. Amos Lee - "Arms of a Woman"
2. 4 Way Street - "Several Thousand"
3. John Flynn - "Road Kill Cafe"
4. Mutlu - "Running away"
5. Birdie Busch - "Wild Mountain Honey"
6. Phil Roy - "Melt"
7. Illinois - "Alone Again"
8. Melody Gardot - "Worrisome Heart"
9. Matt Duke - "30 Some Days"
10. Sharon Little - "Follow that Sound"

Michaela Majoun

Host of the XPN Morning Show

1. Richard Thompson - "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" (Rumour and Sigh)
2. The Story - "Angel in the House" (Angel in the House)
3. Happy Rhodes - "Feed the Fire" (Warpaint)
4. Jeffrey Gaines - "Hero in Me" (Jeffrey Gaines)
5. Billy Bragg - "Sexuality" (Don't Try This At Home)
6. Lyle Lovett - "Church" (Joshua Judges Ruth)
7. Phil Roy - "Melt" (Grouchyfriendly)
8. Crowded House - "It's Only Natural" (Woodface)
9. Lucinda Williams - "Changed the Locks" (Lucinda Williams)
10. Marc Cohn - "Walking in Memphis" (Marc Cohn)

Jim McGuinn

Program Director, Y-Rock on XPN, Host of XPN's Afternoon Mix

1. The Jayhawks - "Blue" (Tomorrow the Green Grass)
2. David Gray - Babylon (White Ladder)
3. Air - "La Femme D'Argent" (Moon Safari)
4. William DeVaughn - "Be Thankful For What You Got"
5. The Hold Steady - "Chips Ahoy" (Boys and Girls in America)
6. Wilco - "Heavy Metal Drummer" (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)
7. Beth Orton - "Central Reservation" (Central Reservation)
8. John Prine - "Angel From Montgomery" (John Prine)
9. Lyle Lovett - "She's No Lady" (Pontiac)
10. Toots and the Maytals - "Pressure Drop" (Funky Kingston)

Jonny Meister

Host of The Blues Show and Blues and Beyond

Muddy Waters - "I'm Ready"
Marvin Gaye - "What's Going On"
James Taylor - "Sweet Baby James"
Aretha Franklin - "Respect"
Tom Rush - "Urge For Goin'"
Koko Taylor - "Wang Dang Doodle"
John Coltrane - "Acknowledgement (A Love Supreme, Part 1)"
Joni Mitchell - "Big Yellow Taxi"
Big Mama Thornton - "Hound Dog"
Reverend Robert Wilkins - "Prodigal Son"

Joey O.

Host, Y-Rock on XPN

1. The Beatles - "A Day In The Life" (Sgt. Pepper's...)
2. R.E.M. - "Radio Free Europe" (Murmur)
3. Talking Heads - "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" (Speaking In Tongues)
4. Patti Smith - "Gloria" (Horses)
5. Elvis Costello - "Accidents Will Happen" (Armed Forces)
6. Old 97s - "Murder (Or A Heart Attack)" (Fight Songs)
7. Ben Folds Five - "Jackson Cannery" (Ben Folds Five)
8. Spoon - "The Underdog" (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga)
9. Billy Bragg & Wilco - "California Stars" (Mermaid Ave Vol. 1)
10. The Clash - "Revolution Rock" (London Calling)

Kathy O'Connell

Host, Kids Corner

1. Trout Fishing in America - "No Matter What Goes Right" (Over the Limit)
2. Matt Sevier - "Marry Katherine" (Faultlines)
3. Dead Milkmen - "Punk Rock Girl" (Beezlebubba)
4. Van Morrison - "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)" (St. Dominic's Preview)
5. Lucinda Williams - "Changed the Locks" (Car Wheels on a Gravel Road)
6. Dar Williams - "The Babysitter's Here" (The Honesty Room)
7. Paula Cole - "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?" (This Fire)
8. Junior Brown - "My Wife Thinks You're Dead" (Guit With It)
9. Jane Siberry - "Everything Reminds Me of My Dog" (Bound by the Beauty)
10. Robert Earl Keen - "Merry Christmas from the Family" (Gringo Honeymoon)

Matt Reilly

Assistant Music Director, Host, Jamnation

1. Michael Penn - "No Myth"
2. R.E.M. - "7 Chinese Brothers"
3. Tom Petty - "You Don't Know How it Feels"
4. U2 - "A Sort of Homecoming"
5. Beth Orton - "Stolen Car"
6. The Waterboys - "We Will Not Be Lovers"
7. Wilco - "Impossible Germany"
8. Eric Clapton - "The Core"
9. Til' Tuesday - "Voices Carry"
10. Grateful Dead - "Terrapin Station"

Samantha Sullivan

Host of Sleepy Hollow

1. Leonard Cohen - "Closing Time"
2. Tom Waits - "Jockey Full of Bourbon"
3. William DeVaughn - "Be Thankful for What You've Got"
4. Emmylou Harris - "Wrecking Ball"
5. Air - "La Femme D'Argent"
6. Suzanne Vega - "Tom's Diner"
7. Jeff Buckley - "Hallelujah"
8. Feist - "Mushaboom"
9. Oasis - "Wonderwall"
10. Patti Smith - "Frederick"

Tracey Tanenbaum

Producer and Host, A Musician's Life

1. Lucinda Williams - "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road"
2. Jeb Loy Nichols - "Heaven Right Here"
3. Norah Jones - "Come Away with Me"
4. David Gray - "Please Forgive Me"
5. Richard Thompson - "Bees Wing"
6. Indigo Girls - "Closer to Fine"
7. Billy Bragg/Wilco - "California Stars"
8. Gillian Welch - "Elvis Presley Blues"
9. Dar Williams - "The Christians and the Pagans"
10. R.E.M. - "Losing My Religion"

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