PHILADELPHIA, Pa. WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania today announced that it will begin airing “The Many Moods of Ben Vaughn” radio show every Saturday from 5-6 p.m. beginning Saturday, February 14.
South Jersey native Ben Vaughn has had an eclectic musical history. In the early 80s he formed the Ben Vaughn Combo. The band, together five years, was a hit on the Philly music scene releasing two albums and touring the US and Europe several times. They received rave reviews in Rolling Stone and People magazine. Next up was a move to L.A. where he was hired as composer for the award-winning TV sitcom "3rd Rock From The Sun." "That 70s Show" soon followed and for the next ten years Ben would provide award-winning music for a dozen other TV shows and pilots ("Men Behaving Badly", "Normal, Ohio", "Grounded For Life"). He also provided scores for several films ("Psycho Beach Party," "The Independent" and "Scorpion Spring"), continued producing records (Ween, Los Straitjackets, "Swingers" soundtrack CD), and remains a popular live performer in Europe.
“With Ben’s musical history, it should come as no surprise that his radio show would span the gamut,” said Bruce Warren, WXPN program director. “Each week our listeners will be able to hear an hourly mix of artists like The Stooges, Henry Mancini, Merle Haggard and Nina Simone. I mean, come on, where else are you going to hear anything like that? This is truly remarkable radio and it’s here on XPN.”
WXPN, 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 (yrockonxpn.org) 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, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM and the world via online streaming at XPN.org.