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Music Heals

WXPN Radio

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

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XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

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World Cafe Archives

Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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Folk Alley

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

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Music Heals

"Music can change the world because it can change people." ~Bono

“Music Heals” is part of a station wide commitment to illuminating the powerful and soothing impact of music on the listener’s mental and physical well-being. The healing power of music is at the heart of the WXPN Musicians On Call program which has brought live music to the bedsides of over 80,000 patients and their families at seven area hospitals since 2004, helping them transcend physical pain and the emotional challenges of illness.

We ask you to consider contributing to WXPN's Musicians On Call program. Go here to contribute. You can also join us for our Musicians On Call 5k run on October 8th, 2016. Go here for registration and sign up details.



The following audio features explore the impact of music on mental health and wellness with a series of programs and segments geared to both adults and children. XPN Morning Show News Director Bob Bumbera reports on the role that music plays in our well being.

Singer-songwriter Amos Lee discusses his involvement with WXPN's Musicians On Call Program and the healing power of music with XPN's Morning Show News reporter Bob Bumbera.

On this special "Music Heals" edition of Kids Corner, host Kathy O'Connell talks with Tracey Thomasey from the Support Center for Child Advocates about sadness, depression and more.


Philly singer-songwriter Katie Frank discusses with Bob Bumbera about how she uses music as a recreational therapist.


Bob Bumbera talks to Scot Sax about his work with "Project Playback"



Listen to our Music Heals Spotify Playlist