Happy International Women’s Day! We’re celebrating women in music all day long on WXPN, with a full day hosted by the women of our airstaff, and special features all day, beginning with Kristen Kurtis at 6 and Wendy Rollins at 10. Every hour from 6 a.m. through 2 p.m., and then from 6 p.m. through 10 p.m., we’ll share WXPN-recorded live sets at the top of every hour. On World Cafe at 2, Raina Douris chats with Bonnie Raitt and celebrates great women of guitar. It’s a special treat at 4, with Philly radio legend Dyana Williams guest hosting two hours of her all-time favorite women. And the show continues with Kathy O’Connell and Deb D’Allessandro. Read the full schedule below, and tune in all day long!
The XPN Morning Show with Kristen Kurtis & Bob Bumbera
6 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Kristen presents An all-ladies playlist, including 90s @ 9 !
6 a.m. – Norah Jones
7 a.m. – Sharon Jones
8 a.m. – Adele
9 a.m. – Liz Phair
Middays on XPN hosted by Wendy Rollins
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Wendy continues an all-ladies playlist, including our WXPN Local Pick!
10 a.m. – Sharon Van Etten
11 a.m. – Alabama Shakes
12 p.m. – Brandi Carlile
1 p.m. – Suzanne Vega
1 p.m. – The XPN Local Pick of the Day spotlights Suzanne Sheer’s new single “Future Past” ahead of her appearance at the Philadelphia Flower Show
World Cafe with Raina Douris
2 p.m. – A session with Bonnie Raitt, who won multiple Grammys this year, including Song of the Year for the title track to her latest album, Just Like That. She talks about getting back on the road, making her new album, and how her voice has changed over the years. Plus, she performs some of the new songs and an old favorite.
3 p.m. – A celebration of women and non-binary shredders, from Sister Rosetta Tharpe to St. Vincent.
XPN Afternoons with Dyana Williams
4 to 6 p.m. – A special Guest DJ set for International Women’s Day from WDAS and WHUR legend, Dyana Williams! She’ll play some of her all-time favorite women in music, with a special focus on Philly women in music.
Kathy O’Connell in the Evening
6 to 8 p.m. – Channeling the Highs In The 70s spirit, Kathy will celebrate SNL and the 70s NYC music scene, as well as showtunes, women best known for TV work, and more.
6 p.m. – Patti Smith
7 p.m. – Ella Jenkins (for Kids Corner)
Deb D’Alessandro at Night
8 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Happy International Women’s Day! An all-ladies playlist featuring WXPN-recorded live sets at the top of every hour!
8 p.m. – Courtney Barnett
9 p.m. – Indigo Girls
10 p.m. to Midnight: World Cafe (encore)