PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN (88.5 FM), the noncommercial public radio station from the University of Pennsylvania, offers up the diversity and depth of Philadelphia's music scene on a new limited edition CD titled "XPN Philly Local - Right On Track." Featuring 20 tracks from musicians showcased on WXPN, the CD is available now through February 8 exclusively as part of the WXPN Winter Fund Drive.
Mid-day host Helen Leicht hand selected tracks from Amos Lee, Ben Arnold Grey Eye Glances, Phil Roy, Lauren Hart, Jim Boggia, Stargazer Lily, Townhall, The Blue Method, Mutlu, JF Maher, John Flynn, Chinua Hawk, Beaucoup Blue, Aderbat, Birdie Busch, Kate Gaffney, Lotus, Mojo Stu, and Maggi, Pierce & EJ.
All of these artists can be heard on WXPN and have been featured on Leicht's "XPN Philly Local Pick of the Day" segment that airs weekdays in the one o'clock hour and spotlights up-and-coming local musician with in-studio performances and interviews.
"The music scene in Philadelphia is vibrant and growing. Every day for more than five years I've had the honor of exposing listeners to the amazing array of great songs and gifted performers our city has produced," said Leicht. "'XPN Philly Local - Right On Track' captures some of the best of this incredibly talented community and reflects nearly every shade of the musical spectrum."
"XPN Philly Local - Right On Track" is being offered for a limited time as a special benefit to new or renewing XPN Members who join at the $60 level. The CD is in addition to all the benefits of annual membership that include a magazine subscription, special discounts, and access to members-only events hosted by WXPN.
WXPN 88.5 FM is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania and the premier source for an eclectic and inspiring mix of music including rock, blues, roots, and folk. WXPN produces the nationally syndicated World Cafe., public radio's most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye, and the Peabody Award winning Kids Corner hosted by Kathy O'Connell. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9 FM, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, and Harrisburg at 88.1 FM. It is also available via online streaming at www.xpn.org .