Created on Monday, 04 October 2010 13:29
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…WXPN superheroes? Philadelphia music lovers are powering up and showing their support for WXPN (http://www.xpn.org), the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, during the “Be Our Hero” Fall Fund Drive campaign. The campaign urges listeners to become XPN superheroes by making a pledge to support the station and keep its 885 Ultimate Road Trip Songs Countdown fund drive free. The station has already raised $152,000 toward its goal of $640,000 through pre-drive fundraising.
“With great power comes great responsibility,” said WXPN General Manager Roger LaMay. “The power to keep WXPN alive and the 885 Countdown fund drive free comes from the dedicated support of our members. We ask all of our listeners to become XPN superheroes so we can focus on our mission of connecting artists with audiences.”
This year’s 885 Countdown will run from October 11-15 and play the top 885 songs that make listeners want to hit the road. If the station can reach its goal prior to October 11th, the Countdown will play without the Fall Fund Drive. Listeners who pledge five dollars a month or more will receive the I’m an XPN Superhero¬ t-shirt.
WXPN’s fund drives help support the station’s programming and other day-to-day operations. For more information about WXPN, please visit www.xpn.org.
• Be an XPN Superhero
• 885 Countdown
• XPN Facebook
, 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 NPR, and the Peabody Award winning Kids Corner
hosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces the alternative rock service, Y-Rock On XPN
(yrockonxpn.org) as its secondary radio channel in HD
. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM and the world via online streaming at XPN.org.