2011

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 (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, today launched the public phase of its $6.5 million capital campaign, Campaign for the Music. Contributions will fund four key development areas including a new antenna and technology, World Cafe® 20th Anniversary programs, community outreach and engagement and home improvements and repairs.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names The Civil Wars as its May Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, May 2, in the 4 p.m. hour.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names The Head and The Heart as its April Artist To Watch. WXPN Assistant Music Director and On-Air Host Mike Vasilikos presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, Friday, April 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.

Philadelphia, Pa. – March 11, 2011 – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, announced today that it plans to rebrand its Y-Rock On XPN service later this spring. The change will affect the name, logo and visual identity expressed on the station website and in collateral materials while better reflecting its connection to WXPN. The content of the service will not change.

Philadelphia, Pa. – March 9, 2011 – WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and home of the Peabody award-winning Kids Corner radio show, today announced that Kids Corner host Kathy O’Connell won honors from the Parenting Publications of America (PPA) as part of their 2010 Editorial and Design Awards presented on March 5.

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Josh Ritter performs at the WXPN Musicians On Call Benefit Concert at World Cafe Live on March 6. The concert raised $30,000 for the WXPN Musicians On Call program.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names James Blake as its March XPN Artists To WatchArtist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed will present the first of the month’s on-air segments today, Tuesday, March 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.

Philadelphia, Pa. Do you have an artistic side and love expressing your creativity? Do you also love supporting local, nonprofit radio? If you answered yes to these two questions, then WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, has the perfect contest for you!

PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Fitz and the Tantrums as its February Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed will present the first of the month's on-air segments on Tuesday, February 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, expanded its Musicians On Call program to the St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children located at 3601 A Street on January 18. This addition brings the total number of participating hospitals to six.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Bobby Long as its January Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Monday, January 3, in the 4 p.m. hour.