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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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

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

Folk Radio

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.
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PR 2011

WXPN Launches “Campaign for the Music” Capital campaign to support technological improvements, raise the level of service and bring more music to more people

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.

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WXPN Features The Civil Wars as the XPN Artist To Watch for May

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.

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WXPN Features The Head and the Heart as the XPN Artist To Watch for April

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.

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Changes In Store for Alt-Indie Service

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.

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Kids Corner Host Kathy O’Connell Wins Editorial Award from the Parenting Publications of America O’Connell Awarded Bronze Award for Music Reviews Column

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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Benefit Concert Raises $30,000 to Support WXPN Musicians On Call Program

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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.

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WXPN Features James Blake as the XPN Artist To Watch for March

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.

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WXPN Announces I Heart XPN Button Makeover Contest Radio station asks listeners to create and submit original button designs

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!

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WXPN Features Fitz and the Tantrums as the XPN Artist To Watch for February

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.

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WXPN Launches Musicians On Call Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children with Special Visit from John Flynn Program brings live music to the bedsides of patients

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.

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WXPN Features Bobby Long as the XPN Artist To Watch for January

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.

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Forget trying to classify them and just listen: Railroad Earth’s Session, and “Katie Cruel’s” importance in music, tonight on...

For the last handful of weeks on Folkadelphia Radio, we’ve been focusing on a featured song, digging a little into its history,...Read More

The ever-evolving Kite Party will celebrate their new record on May 8 at PhilaMOCA

On May 6, Kite Party will unveil their second full-length album, Come on Wondering. On May 8, they’ll celebrate with a record...Read More

Singer-songwriter Abi Reimold celebrates her EP release this Saturday at Hong Kong Garden

Philly-based songstress Abi Reimold – also a photographer and occasional contributor to The Key – will celebrate the...Read More

DRGN King, Family Vacation, Big Tusk, Ghost Gum and more scheduled to play show on Record Store Day at Vinyl Revival...

If you were already having a hard time planning out how you were going to celebrate Record Store Day on April 19, things just got a...Read More

Redbull’s Sound Select pairs Philly artists Embarker and Chris Forsyth with Oneohtrix Point Never

Redbull’s Sound Select monthly feature, showcases local artists across the country is bringing some additional recognition to...Read More