PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (July 7, 2004) — WXPN, the public radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, has named Dan Reed its new music director/operations manager. Reed will oversee WXPN’s production and programming operations, talent booking, and serve as the primary liaison to the music industry on behalf of the station and its national syndicated program World Cafe®. This fall WXPN will move into its new home and state-of-the-art studios in the historic Hajoca building at 3025 Walnut Street. Prior to joining WXPN, Reed was vice president for Public Radio Partnership overseeing programming/marketing functions for non-commercial radio stations WUOL, WFPK, and WFPL in Louisville, Kentucky. Reed founded and produced the AAA NON-COMMvention, a yearly conference for non-commercial AAA format radio stations. “XPN has an incredible, longstanding reputation in both the radio and music industries,” said Reed. “I look forward to becoming part of a great team of broadcast professionals, and I can't wait to get started." Reed holds a BA Degree in Communications from Ohio University. WXPN-FM is the non-commercial public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania and the premier radio showcase for contemporary music that spans the progressive edges of rock, folk, rhythm and blues, and American roots. WXPN can be heard in the greater Philadelphia/South Jersey area on 88.5 FM, in the Lehigh Valley at 104.9 FM, in Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, and in Harrisburg at 88.1 WXPH FM, and is available worldwide via streaming audio at www.xpn.org. The station’s signature series, World Cafe with David Dye, is distributed by Public Radio International and broadcasted daily on more than 160 public radio stations nationwide. WXPN produces the Peabody-Award winning Kids Corner, hosted by Kathy O'Connell. WXPN also produces the annual Singer Songwriter Weekend two-day music festival. For more information visit www.xpn.org, www.WorldCafe.org, www.KidsCorner.org, or call WXPN at (215) 898-6677.