The feedback from this year’s Countdown was phenomenal. And during this last week of 2023, when we look back at the “Best Of” the past year, we thought we’d take one last look at the Countdown.
For eight glorious days in December, we counted down the 885 Greatest Songs by Women. It ran from Tuesday, December 5th, when XPN Morning Show host Kristen Kurtis pressed play on song #885 “Nowhere To Run” by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, to Tuesday, December 21st, when XPN host Dan Reed brought the countdown to an exciting finish with your number one song, “Respect” by Aretha Franklin.
We are still in awe of what a beautiful collective moment it was for our XPN community. The feedback from the countdown was incredible.
It’s Your Countdown
Here are just a few comments from our social media channels:
Angie Maximo Harvey said: “Thanks, WXPN! We’ve been listening to the countdown with our teen daughters, and it’s been such an incredible gift. My favorite comment from our 16-year-old: “Carole King SLAPS!””
Mark Denaro reflected: “This has just been great radio.”
Kathy Anderson recalled: “It’s been such a great pleasure. Thank you so much! Please keep celebrating women artists every single day. They deserve it. You are the best, WXPN”
Hearing this feedback means the world to us. All of our 885 countdowns are about you! Your votes, Your Music. Your Countdown. Thank you for voting. Thank you for listening. Thank you for joining the #XPNCountdown conversation on social media.
We thought we’d unpack some numbers and fun facts about the countdown as we look to the New Year.