WXPN Radio

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

XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

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

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

2021 Countdown

WXPN 2021 Countdown

This winter we’ll revisit the Greatest Albums theme and present the 2021 Greatest Albums of All-Time Countdown!

Artist To Watch

Listen to World Cafe

  • World Cafe 30th Anniversary Playlist: 1992 In 1992, while grunge rock continued to hold high court on the sales charts and on radio station playlists, a number of important records found their way onto the World Cafe airwaves that year.

XPN Free At Noon

  • Slothrust Join us for a Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia as Slothrust performs a live midday concert at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.


Press Play Friday is new release day and each week we’ll feature a selection of new albums being released and songs we LOVE. Just PRESS PLAY.

XPN Best New Music Spotify Playlist

Click here to listen the XPN Best New Music Playlist on Spotify, featuring Alt-J, The Lumineers, The War on Drugs and more!
NPR Music Live Sessions

Archived Streams

Concert Streams

Free At Noon Streams

World Cafe Streams


The WXPN Policy Board met in a closed executive session - Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.
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