WXPN Radio

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

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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.


Special note about COVID:
Due to COVID-19, most available summer 2020 internships will be completed virtually.

World Cafe Production

Duties:Assist with various production tasks for the music and interview program World Cafe. Load music for daily broadcasts. Set up initial edits of recorded sessions in Pro-Tools (digital audio workstation). Edit instrumental music beds. Write artist biographies and summarize interviews. Archive and catalog past sessions. Assist with recording live performances including load-in, setup, and breakdown of microphones and audio gear. This internship provides an understanding of the production process for a nationally syndicated public radio show and provides an opportunity to learn the basic principles of recording and editing interviews and music.

Qualifications: Candidate must have computer skills and an interest in technology. S/he must be reliable, detail-oriented, and able to work independently. Ability to juggle multiple tasks and ability to work under deadline pressure is needed. A desire to explore a career in radio is a plus. Familiarity with public radio programming and audio equipment is highly desirable

Application requirements: In addition to your resume and application form, please submit a paragraph or list detailing your experience and skills in audio engineering and production.

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