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Philadelphia, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania in partnership with 6abc (WPVI-TV) today announced the “885 Most Memorable Musical Moment Original Song Showcase,” a special outreach to musicians to participate in WXPN’s multi-media polling campaign where music fans share, discuss, and vote on their most significant musical moments. Select songs from this effort will be posted on the 6abc Web site 6abc.com (www.6abc.com) as submitted and broadcast on WXPN during the 1pm hour through the week of September 24 during Helen Leicht’s mid-day show.

“We’ve already heard from more than 1500 listeners who’ve shared their moments through essays, photos, audio stories, and video archives. Now we’re turning specifically to musicians for their artistic interpretations of the moments that have shaped their lives and their craft,” said Bruce Warren, WXPN program director. “With their likeminded focus on showcasing emerging local talent, we’re thrilled to partner with 6abc to reach as many musicians as possible about this unique opportunity to showcase their art.”

The 885 Most Memorable Musical Moments campaign kicked off in July with the “Share” phase which encouraged listeners to contribute to an online archive of memories. That phase ended August 31. The “Vote” phase, which runs from September 17 through September 30, lets listeners determine the ranking of the top 100 moments. The “Tune In” phase enables the audience to relive the 885 Most Memorable Musical Moments from October 2 to October 19 through a combination of synchronized on-air playback and online elements.

Compositions should be about a personal or a historic musical moment. Entries can be submitted via MP3 or CD and must include lyrics. For more information please visit XPoNentialMusic.org or 6abc.com. Submissions accepted through September 23, 2007.

6abc.com is the official website for WPVI-TV / DT, the ABC owned station serving the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys. With more than 12 million monthly page views, and more than 1 million unique users per month, 6abc.com is the leading broadcast website in the Philadelphia Designated Market Area.

WXPN 88.5 FM, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots, and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe®, public radio’s most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award winning Kids Corner hosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces the alternative rock service, Y-Rock On XPN as its secondary radio channel in HD. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Harrisburg at 88.1 FM, and the world via online streaming at XPN.org and XPoNentialMusic.org.