Greatest Year In Music

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

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XPN2 - Jingle Jams

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists. Jingle Jams. An eclectic assortment of holiday tunes, from the new and quirky to the classic.

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World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Alley

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

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The Greatest Year in Music Countdown


We want to know: What was the greatest year in music? So we asked WXPN listeners to vote for their top 5 years in this years Countdown poll! The votes flooded in and we played back music from the top 20 years that matter the most to our listeners from November 2nd - November 6th, 2015. Explore the countdown playlists and visit our Greatest Year In Music website for more below!


The Greatest Year In Music
The votes are in! Visit our Greatest Year In Music website to dig deeper into each year in the top 20 countdown - and more!

Countdown Playlists




The Greatest Year In Music made possible with support by:

Rutgers BMW Bryant

Holiday Programming

Holiday Programming
The holidays are upon us, and here at WXPN, we’ll bring you musical reflections on the season between now and January 1st. Check out our complete holiday on-air schedule.