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WXPN Philly Local Show Celebrates First Year With Live Concert Broadcast

Helen Leicht to host performances by Birdie Busch, Caryn Lin, Codename, The Brakes and Hoots & Hellmouth.

PHILADELPHIA, PA February 13, 2006 — WXPN (88.5 FM), the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial public radio station from the University of Pennsylvania, will celebrate the first anniversary of the WXPN Philly Local show hosted by Helen Leicht with a two-hour live concert broadcast on Tuesday, February 28 at 8pm.

The WXPN Philly Local anniversary concert will be held Upstairs at World Cafe Live located at 3025 Walnut Street, adjacent to the WXPN studios. Performers include Birdie Busch, Caryn Lin, Codename, The Brakes and Hoots & Hellmouth. The show is free. Pre-registration at www.xpn.org is required.

WXPN Philly Local is a one hour weekly program that captures the growing breadth and depth of Philadelphia’s music scene. The show airs every Tuesday at 9pm. Leicht, who is also celebrating her 30th year in Philadelphia radio, has long supported local talent in Philadelphia. For the past six years, she’s made the “XPN Philly Local Pick of the Day” a daily segment in the one o’clock hour of her mid-day show. Last year she championed the creation of a WXPN produced 20-track compilation titled “WXPN Philly Local – Right On Track.” Leicht was the first in the area to support a number of local musicians who have gone on to reach a national audience including Amos Lee, Jim Boggia, Ben Arnold, Phil Roy, and most recently Birdie Busch who is now signed to Bar/None Records.

“Philadelphia has become a burgeoning music scene,” said Leicht. “It is both my pleasure and privilege to put a weekly spotlight on the vast musical creativity that’s being generated and to connect these musicians with an audience.”

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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