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Local Musician Jim Boggia Receives Coveted "WXPN Artist to Watch" Title In May

WXPN puts spotlight on Philly Local fave starting May 2.

PHILADELPHIA, PA WXPN, the non-commercial radio station from the University of Pennsylvania, names Jim Boggia its May pick for Artist To Watch. On Monday, May 2 in the four o'clock hour, host David Dye will present the first of the month's daily on-air segments featuring this long-time Philly Local.

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WXPN To Host 5th Annual Non-COMMvention May 19-21

Fastest growing non-commercial radio industry event will bring hundreds of musicians, record label execs, and public tastemakers to Philadelphia. Public performances Saturday evening by West Indian Girl, Bob Mould, Son Volt, Jason Mraz, and My Morning Jacket.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the non-commercial radio service from the University of Pennsylvania, is hosting one of the leading music conferences in the AAA (Adult Album Alternative) industry - the 5th Annual Non-COMMvention - to be held May 19-21. The conference is sponsored by the Public Radio Partnership, WFPK, TripleARadio.com, and WXPN.

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WXPN Names Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion April's XPN Artist To Watch

Folk-rock couple gets month-long spotlight starting Monday, April 4.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the non-commercial radio station from the University of Pennsylvania, has selected Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion as the XPN Artist To Watch for April 2005. On Monday, April 4 in the four o'clock hour, host David Dye will present the first of the month's daily on-air segments featuring this harmonious duo.

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WXPN Partners with Area Retailers to Offer Its New Philly Local CD Compilation in Support of WXPN Musicians On Call

Limited copies of “XPN Philly Local-Right On Track” are now for sale online and at select retail stores. Proceeds benefit WXPN Musicians On Call.


PHILADELPHIA, Pa.
— WXPN (88.5 FM), the noncommercial public radio station from the University of Pennsylvania, announced that it is making its recent CD release “XPN Philly Local – Right On Track” available online at WorldCafeCDs.com and at area retailers for $15 starting March 29.

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WXPN Launches Weekly One Hour Philly Local Show

Helen Leicht will host new program spotlighting local talent every Tuesday evening at 9pm.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN (88.5 FM), the noncommercial public radio station from the University of Pennsylvania, captures the growing breadth and depth of Philadelphia's music scene with a new weekly one-hour show entitled Philly Local. Hosted by longtime Philadelphia deejay Helen Leicht, Philly Local premieres Tuesday, March 15 at 9pm.

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WXPN to Stage Its 2005 Festival on the Camden Waterfront

WXPN has booked Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden County for the WXPN - All About The Music - Festival scheduled for July 22-24.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN (88.5 FM), the noncommercial public radio station from the University of Pennsylvania, announced plans to hold the "WXPN - All About The Music - Festival" at Camden County's Wiggins Park, located on the Camden Waterfront, a venue that will provide waterfront views, lush open green spaces, and a variety of local attractions.

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WXPN Names John Butler Trio Its Next Pick In The XPN Artists To Watch Series (March 2005)

Aussie based John Butler Trio gets month-long spotlight starting Monday, February 28 PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the non-commercial radio station from the University of Pennsylvania, has dubbed Australian sensation John Butler Trio as the XPN Artist To Watch for March 2005. On Monday, February 28 in the four o'clock hour, host David Dye will present the first of the month's daily on-air segments featuring John Butler Trio.

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WXPN Releases CD Compilation Featuring Original Music From 20 Local Musicians

"XPN Philly Local-Right On Track" is a special limited edition collection available to new and renewing members during the WXPN Winter Fund Drive now through February 8.

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.

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WXPN Names Blue Merle February's Pick In The XPN Artists To Watch Series

Blue Merle featured segments begin airing Monday, January 31.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the non-commercial radio station from the University of Pennsylvania, has selected its second in the XPN Artists To Watch series for 2005 - the Nashville-based band Blue Merle. On Monday, January 31 in the four o'clock hour, host David Dye will present the first of the month-long series of on-air segments showcasing Blue Merle to the WXPN audience.

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WXPN Showcases The Brightest Musical Talent With New Monthly Artists To Watch Series For 2005 (Jan. 2005)

Danielia Cotton kicks off 2005 as the first month's featured artist.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Long recognized as an incubator for nurturing talented emerging musicians, WXPN the non-commercial radio from the University of Pennsylvania, underscores its commitment to seeking and showcasing the best new musicians with the launch of a monthly XPN Artists To Watch series. Today around 4pm host David Dye will announce January's pick - the self-proclaimed "alternative soul" singer Danielia Cotton.

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