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Desert Island Listening Party

Support The Station You Love
Host a Desert Island Listening Party – Or Come to Ours!

Now in its 6th year, the 885 Countdown has proven to be the most captivating event of the year for XPN listeners – especially as we make our way through the final selections. There’s no better time to show off your favorite radio station and encourage other music fans to listen. And we have just the idea for how to do it – with a listening party!

Host Your Own Listening Party

Gather a group of friends to share the final hours of the 885 Desert Island Songs Countdown on Friday, October 9 from 4 – 7pm. Have a party at home, at a local bar, your office, or do it online as a virtual party – hold it anywhere you can tune in to XPN!

Not Able To Host Your Own Party? Join Ours!

We’ll be broadcasting the final hours of the Countdown live from World Cafe Live:
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA
Friday, October 9, 2009
4 – 7 pm

RSVP for World Cafe Live Listening Party

Central PA listeners can join us for a listening party in Lancaster, PA at Progressive Galleries:
Progressive Galleries
323 N Queen St
Lancaster, PA
Friday, October 9, 2009
4 – 7 pm

RSVP for Progressive Galleries Listening Party

Attention Facebook Users!

Follow the guidelines listed on the XPN FAN page on Facebook when setting up your party and, if you get at least 25 friends to RSVP by October 5, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a special Desert Island Themed Listening Party Host Pack which includes:
• 25 leis for your guests
• Parrot hat and grass skirt for the host
• Desert Island Party Game - Includes five special “messages in bottles” from XPN hosts with clues about the winning song
• Party Game Prize - Collection of 15 Live @ the World Cafe® CDs

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