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WXPN Honors Its 2005 Artist To Watch Roster With Daylong World Cafe Interviews and Performances On December 17

PHILADELPHIA, PA December 15, 2005 – WXPN, the recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will showcase its 2005 Artists To Watch picks on Saturday, December 17 with back-to-back previously aired World Cafe® shows featuring interviews and performances from 10 of the 12 named artists.

The XPN Artists To Watch series reflects WXPN’s commitment to nurturing fresh, new talent and exposing listeners to the best new music. Each month, the XPN Artists To Watch series spotlights a different up-and-coming performer who has produced an album or body of work that demonstrates outstanding vision, creativity and songwriting ability. Month-long on-air promotion is combined with online features to help audiences discover and connect with each artist.

Saturday, December 17
Schedule for World Cafe® shows featuring interviews and performances from the 2005 Artists To Watch (times listed are Eastern Standard)
10:00 am – 11:00 am Daniela Cotton (January)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Blue Merle (February)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Sarah Lee Guthrie & Jonny Irion (April)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Matisyahu (June)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm John Butler Trio (March)
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Feist (July)
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Jim Boggia (May)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Death Cab For Cutie (August)Brandi Carlile (November)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Laura Veirs (September)

For more on the XPN Artists To Watch series visit www.xpn.org.

WXPN 88.5 FM, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots, and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe®, public radio’s most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by National Public Radio, 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, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Harrisburg at 88.1 FM, and the world via online streaming at www.xpn.org.

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