2006

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

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XPN2 - Jingle Jams

Jingle Jams. An eclectic assortment of holiday tunes, from the new and quirky to the classic.

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World Cafe Archives

Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Alley

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names The Slip as its December Artist To Watch. Host Michaela Majoun will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Thursday morning November 30th in the 9 a.m. hour. Majoun will also present The Slip on the “My Morning Download” feature, which can be accessed at www.XPoNentialmusic.org.

Concert showcases the huge talent and big hearts of Philadelphia-based musicians who will take the stage at World Cafe Live with all proceeds donated to program that helps patients with the healing process through live bedside performances in area hospitals.

PHILADELPHIA, PA WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will name acoustic music duo Rodrigo y Gabriela the XPN Artist To Watch for November. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments focusing on the pair on Monday, October 30 during the four o’clock hour. Dye will also introduce them to a national audience during the broadcast of his World Cafe® show on Tuesday, October 31 (airing at 2:00pm on WXPN and xpn.org/listen).

Awards Ceremony December 7 in New York City

Philadelphia, PA WORLD CAFE,® the award-winning daily music program distributed by NPR and produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the Award for Radio Broadcasting at the 39th Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards Reception on December 7 at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Fifteen Days Of Special Archival Interviews To Begin October 16

PHILADELPHIA, PA WORLD CAFE® the award-winning daily music program distributed by NPR and produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will commemorate 15 years of guiding listeners on a journey of musical discovery by re-airing some of the show’s most compelling interviews. Host David Dye delved into the archives of more than 3,000 interviews to select just one from each of the 15 years the show has aired.

Station to Air Results From Poll of Thousands of Listeners

PHILADELPHIA, PA The votes from the online survey are in and listeners of WXPN 88.5 FM, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and member-supported radio station from the University of Pennsylvania, will hear the results when the station begins its playback of the "885 All Time Greatest Artists." The countdown begins at 6:00 a.m. on October 9 and concludes with the number one artist being played around October 24.

PHILADELPHIA, PA WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will name Sasha Dobson the XPN Artist To Watch for October. Host David Dye, will present the first of the month’s on-air segments focusing on this singer-songwriter on Monday, October 2nd during the four o’clock hour.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The annual Fall Arts Preview on WXPN kicks off on Monday, September 11 during the XPN Morning Show with Michaela Majoun, providing the first of the week’s daily look at regional arts and cultural “must-sees.” Throughout the week, the station will broadcast a total of five three-minute audio spotlights. Each broadcast will air in the 6:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. hours and will be posted on the Fall Arts Preview page at xpn.org along with a listing of other events in the region.

PHILADELPHIA, PA– On Tuesday, September 5 WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will name Gran Bel Fisher the September XPN Artist To Watch . Host David Dye, will present the first of the month’s on-air segments focusing on this singer-songwriter on Tuesday during the four o’clock hour.

Philadelphia, PA – Starting at 8pm on August 30, Alternative Rock fans in Philadelphia will be able to listen to their favorite music on the radio when WXPN (88.5FM) begins airing Y-Rock On XPN three nights a week. The show, which is hosted by Jim McGuinn (former Program Director for WPLY-Y100), will be broadcast on 88.5 FM to listeners in the station’s Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware markets, as well as throughout the world via online streaming every Wednesday and Thursday from 8pm to 11pm and Fridays 7pm to 11pm.

WXPN Picks Up Awards in the Categories of Non-Commercial Triple A Station of the Year, Programmer of the Year, and Air Personality of the Year

Philadelphia, PA – 88.5 WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A music won accolades from industry peers at a music industry awards ceremony hosted on August 5th by the radio trade publication Radio & Records, winning all three of the categories for which they were nominated.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names The Format its August Artist To Watch. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Tuesday, August 1 in the four o’clock hour.