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PHILADELPHIA Pa. – The Best of Bruce Springsteen Countdownwas born to run on WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. Starting today, listeners can visit xpn.org/music-artist/best-of-bruce and vote for the best Bruce Springsteen songs now through June 22. WXPN will play back the top 88 songs on the Fourth of July.
The Best of Bruce Springsteen Countdown is in coordination with the National Constitution Center exhibit, “From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen,” which is running now through September 3. Visitors can also participate in the Countdown by casting their vote at a kiosk located outside of the exhibit in the National Constitution Center. All voters will be automatically entered to win an iPad2 loaded with all of Springsteen’s studio albums.

“What’s more American than listening to the best Bruce songs on Independence Day? It’s hard to beat,” said Bruce Warren, WXPN program director. “We know our listeners love Springsteen since ‘Thunder Road’ was voted the #1 Greatest Song of All Time in our 2004 885 Countdown.We hope our listeners go online to vote for their favorite Bruce Springsteen songs and check out the great exhibit going on now at the National Constitution Center.

To honor the release of Bruce Springsteen’s 17th studio album “Wrecking Ball” on Tuesday, March 6, WXPN will play the record in its entirety beginning at noon that day.

For more information about WXPN, please visit xpn.org. For more information about the Bruce Springsteen exhibit at the National Constitution Center, please visit constitutioncenter.org/springsteen.


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, XPN2 (http://www.xpn.org/xpn2/home) 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.

The National Constitution Center is the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the most powerful vision of freedom ever expressed: the U.S. Constitution. Located on Independence Mall in Historic Philadelphia, the birthplace of American freedom, the Center illuminates constitutional ideals and inspires active citizenship through a state-of-the-art museum experience, including hundreds of interactive exhibits, films and rare artifacts; must-see feature exhibitions; the internationally acclaimed, 360-degree theatrical production Freedom Rising; and the iconic Signers' Hall,where visitors can sign the Constitution alongside 42 life-size, bronze statues of the Founding Fathers. As America's forum for constitutional dialogue, the Center engages diverse, distinguished leaders of government, public policy, journalism and scholarship in timely public discussions and debates. The Center also houses the Annenberg Center for Education and Outreach, the national hub for constitutional education, which offers cutting-edge civic learning resources both onsite and online. Freedom is calling. Answer it at the National Constitution Center. For more information, call 215.409.6700 or visit www.constitutioncenter.org.