WXPN Radio

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

For online support visit the Listen Live page.

XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

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

For online support visit the Listen Live page.

World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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XPN Member, London, England


At lunchtime I listen to Michaela Majoun and Helen Leicht from mid to late afternoon. And although I have never been to Philadelphia (or the US for that matter), I now know that there is always a traffic jam on the "skookle expressway" (have I spelt that right??)


XPN Member, Metuchen, NJ

Thanks for the consistently great music! I was very psyched to hear British Sea Power. Who else dares to play such a vast array of tunes?


Thanks for all you do. Keep up the great work with Free at Noon concerts (and great artists there), plus all the great music. World Cafe is excellent!


XPN Member, Houston, Texas

Great music beats anything in Houston, Texas.




You guys are a great group! I'm an online listener (and I run another Triple A public station). Love you guys! Your service goes beyond! Not just great music, but great people too!


XPN Member, Philadelphia, PA

Thanks for a great year of music, and I look forward to another year!


XPN Member, Elverson, PA

Love the World Cafe with David Dye!!! I always play WXPN loud and clear whenever I can - even during fundraising! Just spreading the good word! THANK YOU FOR GREAT TUNES!

Tamara and Roberta

XPN Members, Moorestown, NJ

Tamara and Roberta

My mom and I both love the station and the music played. By giving her the gift of membership I was able to give her a mother's day gift which she loved (including a CD and countless other benefits) and support non-commercial radio at the same time!

Bob and Sally

We live in Malaysia and enjoy listening to XPN via the web - it's a nice connection back to the states, not to mention our usual steady stream of new music


XPN Member, Bellefonte, PA

Thank you for your internet access!!! It means the world to us! We first found you when we lived in Harrisburg, but now that we live in Central PA the only way we can listen to you is via the internet. Thank you for discovering new music.


XPN Member, Atco, NJ

I absolutely love your station and so enjoy the music you play. I am proud to put your sticker on my car windshield!


XPN Member, Baltimore, MD

XPN Bulletin board members Allen, Trip, Tad Kubler (from The Hold Steady), Kevin and Mary

XPN Bulletin board members Allen, Trip, Tad Kubler (from The Hold Steady), Kevin and Mary

What's really incredible, though, is the way the station, through the bulletin boards, has been the catalyst for the friendships. So in this brave new internet age, a person from Baltimore can drive to Philadelphia to spend time with friends from Philadelphia, Providence, and Kansas City she met through a Philadelphia radio station. How cool is that? It's not quite all about the music, though, of course, it's the music that brings us together in the first place.


LOVE your programming - keep up the important work!


XPN Member, Levittown, PA

I have been a listener for the last eight years and will never stop. Keep playing the stuff the commercial stations won't. I have found so many great singer songwriters that I love.


XPN Member, Hanover, PA

I found your station while looking for info concerning She & Him. I'm glad I found you guys, great station!


I've listened to the live stream throughout my travels - from Boston to South Bend to Cameroon.

Medford, NJ


XPN Member, Lebanon, PA

Glad to see you finally got your signal out to Central PA. As the parent of an aspiring singer-songwriter I appreciate the platform you guys offer to the Philly Local and regional music scene. See you at the Chameleon sometime!


XPN Member, Waltham, MA

I'm a big fan of the Women's Music Hour. I used to listen to it when I was living in Philadelphia, and now that I'm in Boston - and have a computer - I've been listening to it online.


XPN Member, Drexel Hill, PA

I couldn't delay any longer. Over the last month or so, I've seen three concerts (in the Haddon Lake and Bryn Mawr series) by artists I wouldn't even know about if it weren't for XPN. Thanks again for supporting great artists, both new ones and old favorites.

I listen to the bleak news every morning then come alive to the great music you bring me everyday.

Hummelstown, PA


When I turned on my radio this morning, I was greeted by Joan Armatrading singing "I'm Lucky". Where else would I hear one of my favorite artists singing one of my favorite songs to start my day? THANK YOU!!!!!!!!


Just wanted to congratulate the staff, volunteers, and of course, the artists for giving us such a great weekend of music. WXPN can always be counted on to provide an oasis of great music in the barren desert of radio that exists today. As my 17-year-old daughter told me this weekend, "XPN rules!"


XPN Member, Secane, PA

I appreciate everything that WXPN does. I LOVE listening to new and exciting artists and those that I normally wouldn't hear on the radio get the praise they deserve. Thank you.

Susan and Joel

XPN Members, Wyndmoor, PA

Susan and Joel

My husband and I went to the XPN festival on Saturday late afternoon, and stayed til the end. We had so much fun. The setting was perfect, and the weather was glorious, not to mention the great music and the vibe with all the people. I've converted my husband to an XPN fan (from OGL, which is saying a lot!) So, thank you for that! We drove all the way to Wiggins rather than take the ferry, and it was hassle-free. Everything was really well organized. I commend your staff. Having produced a Jazz Fest for a number of years, I know how hard it is to make it look seamless. We even bought commemorative t-shirts to spread the word about XPN.


XPN Member, Lancaster, PA

I'm so happy XPN is in Lancaster, and I stumbled upon it one day. I rarely change the station! Thank you for such great programming and such great personality! I don't know how you did it, but you found the best people to work on XPN.


XPN Member, Havertown, PA

Thanks for all that you do for your members, and special thanks to Michaela for being such a terrific supporter of the arts in our region!


XPN Member, Philadelphia, PA


I moved to Philly from DC last year, and I've been listening to XPN ever since! Before I found XPN, I relied on "classic rock" CDs to get by while driving. I married a certified music geek who loved bands I have never even heard of, and through XPN, I've actually been able to hold intelligent music conversations with him - amazing, as well as find NEW music I love as much as the old stuff. THANK YOU!!!


XPN Member, Medford, NJ

Thanks for all the amazing work... I have been listening to the station for 20 years (beginning when I was an eight-year-old Kids Corner addict with the hard-won Carmen Sandiego stickers to prove it). I appreciate so much that XPN has always supported my favorite independent artists and local businesses and introduced me to music that I wouldn't have otherwise heard and come to love. I've listened to the live stream throughout my travels - from Boston to South Bend to Cameroon. It has been gratifying to see the station grow in resources and influence, and I am so happy to once again be in a position to support XPN's mission.


XPN Member, Chardon, OH

Great, great station. Listen on web all over the country. Nothing like XPN anywhere.


XPN Enthusiast, Harrisburg, PA


Hi! I have been a massive XPN fan for years here in Central PA. I have been listening since you were 88.1 here in Harrisburg. I always feel guilty for not being a member. So, I do stuff like the following: I work at a Volvo dealer and make sure all our loaner cars and for sale cars are set to 99.7!


XPN Member, San Francisco, CA

Ten years ago my daughter and I shared a Kids Corner weekday ritual, and now thanks to your online programming, my second child and I will continue the tradition, despite the distance.


XPN Member, Hummelstown, PA

I listen to the bleak news every morning then come alive to the great music you bring me everyday.


XPN Member, Bala Cynwyd, PA


A huge thank you from the extended Brakes family, for having them at the Festival! What a great event, great show and a wonderful atmosphere! We all had an amazing time, so many people have let us known they heard the boys on the radio. It was just great!! Thanks so much, you have been wonderful!


XPN Member, Conshohocken, PA

Keep up the great work!!! I enjoyed several shows this year - Free at Noon and World Cafe Live. Looking forward to my 3rd year of the Music Festival!


XPN Member, Narberth, PA

I absolutely adore/love your station!!! I was introduced to the music of Back Door Slam, James Hunter, and Newton Faulkner on XPN.



XPN Member, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Fans of XPN2, Blues Show, podcasts, all weekday/workday programming, festival/concerts. Thank you!!!!


XPN Member, Downingtown, PA

Thanks XPN, for all of your GREAT work, and for bringing great music into our lives.


XPN Member, Lansdowne, PA

My membership is in support of the Grateful Dead Hour, Devon Greenwood, and Amos Lee.

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