About WXPN

Imelda May Free At Noon Concert | credit Rich McKie/WXPN

Imelda May Free At Noon Concert | credit Rich McKie/WXPN

The Home of Music Discovery.

WXPN is a nationally recognized leader in Triple A programming and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots, and folk.

As the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania offers handcrafted curation of broadcast and digital programming, events, and local music journalism.

WXPN’s mission is to connect artists and audiences, and build, serve, and engage community.

As part of its mission, WXPN will:

  • Connect artists and audiences with a particular emphasis on new and significant artists and music.
  • Present a program service of the highest quality and value to its listeners.
  • Establish the station as one of the region’s significant cultural institutions.
  • Play a national leadership role in public radio and digital media.
  • Expand the capacity, reach and value of its services to an increasingly diverse community.
  • Provide significant opportunities for students throughout the station enabling them to evaluate potential careers in media, the music industry, and other related occupations, and enhancing their prospects for success in these fields.

In carrying out its Mission, WXPN will:

  • Maintain its financial independence, attracting necessary financial resources from the listeners and organizations that value the station’s programming.
  • Provide service beyond the local region by distributing programming through traditional station networks and digital media. WXPN will reflect the broadest educational goals of the University by serving listeners interested in contemporary music, art, culture, and society, and the traditions which inform them.


A complete list of WXPN’s Policy Board Members can be found here.

WXPN Policy Board Meetings are open to the public.

Meeting Schedule for 2021-2022:

September 29, 202112:00 NOON Completed. The WXPN Policy Board also met in a closed executive session to discuss station proprietary information.
December 2, 202112:00 NOONCompleted.
January 26, 202212:00 NOONCompleted. The WXPN Policy Board also met in a closed executive session to discuss station proprietary information.
March 23, 202212:00 NOONCompleted.
May 18, 2022TBDScheduled.

For a list of WXPN Policy Board meetings in the 2020-21 term, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Tess Coffey.


WXPN’s governing board is the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees. A list of the Trustees can be found here. Information about meetings the Board of Trustees meeting schedule can be found here.


The Sound Check Team is a group of creative leaders and music enthusiasts who work with WXPN leadership to build a diverse array of listeners and members by engaging the community and serving as an inclusive voice for future generations.  List of current members can be found here.

For inquiries about Sound Check, send an email here.


See links below for PDF copies of Audited Financial Statements and the Annual Financial Report (AFR) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.

Copies of financial reports can also be found in the public file at WXPN, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, or per request to Tess Coffey at 215-898-0628.

Audited Financial Statements

Link to  WXPN-FM Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.

Annual Financial Report

Link to WXPN-FM Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.


See below for links to the online FCC public files for WXPN, WXPH, and WXPJ.

EEO Reports

The Federal Communications Commission established new equal employment opportunity regulations for broadcasters effective in 2003. In order to comply with the regulations, broadcasters are required to display their Public File Report on their website.

If you need help accessing files due to a disability, please contact us here.

Code of Integrity

WXPN supports the Public Media Code of Integrity.

Diversity Statement

WXPN supports a diverse workforce. (PDF)


The Corporation for Public Broadcasting requires broadcasters to display their “Section 6.1 report” about “Telling Public Radio’s Story” on their website. The current 2020 CPB Station Activities Survey (SAS) – Local Content & Services Report and previous reports are available below.