Folk Show

WXPN Radio

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

XPN2 - Jingle Jams

XPN's own Kris Kringle, (Robert Drake) is presenting a unique mix of seasonal songs celebrating both the holiday and winter seasons.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.
Ian Zolitor
Live on WXPN
Sundays, 8-10pm ET

Listen to an Archived Episode

Listen to the Folk Alley internet stream of continuous folk music here
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The search for Gene Shay’s successor as the long time host of the Folk Show is over. Ian Zolitor is the new permanent host of the WXPN Folk Show. He will host the weekly show on Sunday nights from 8 to 10 p.m. To read more about Ian, go to The Key here

You can listen to the most recent Folk show archived in our media player here:


Be sure to check out Folkadelphia, hosted by Fred Knittel, our weekly one hour show that explores the world of folk, Americana, country, and more, featuring highlights from in-studio sessions with new and emerging artists. Folkadelphia is heard Wednesday from 10-11PM. You can listen to studio sessions here