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Roger LaMay

WXPN General Manager

  • Songs
    1. Drive by Truckers - "I used to be a Cop"
    2. My Morning Jacket - "Holding on to Black Metal
    3. Cults - "Go Outside"
    4. Black Keys - "Lonely Boy"
    5. Gillian Welch - "The Way it Goes"
    6. Black Dub - "I Believe in You"
    7. BellX1 - "Velcro"
    8. Jessica Lee Mayfield - "Our Hearts are Wrong"
    9. Dawes - "Time Spent in Los Angeles"
    10. Kathleen Edwards - "Change The Sheets"
  • Albums
    1. Dawes - Nothing is Wrong
    2. Fitz and the Tantrums - Picking up the Pieces
    3. Steve Cropper - Dedicated
    4. Trucks/Tedeschi Band - Revelator
    5. Jessica Lee Mayfield - Tell Me
    6. Warren Haynes - Man in Motion"
    7. Bright Eyes - Peoples Key
    8. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
    9. Deer Tick - Divine Providence
    10. Amos Lee - Mission Ball

Wes Bower

Corporate Business Support Representative

  • Songs
    1. Dawes – "Little Bit of Everything"
    2. Adele - "Someone Like You"
    3. Dawes – "Time Spent in Los Angeles"
    4. Paul Simon - "The Afterlife"
    5. Peter Bjorn and John – "Second Chance"
    6. Ryan Adams – "Lucky Now"
    7. Jayhawks – "She Walks In So Many Ways"
    8. Tedeshi Trucks Band – "Bound For Glory"
    9. Paul Simon – "Getting Ready for Christmas Day"
    10. Emmylou Harris – "The Road"
  • Albums
    1. Dawes – Nothing is Wrong
    2. Paul Simon – So Beautiful or So What
    3. Peter, Bjorn, and John – Gimme Some
    4. Middle Brother – Middle Brother
    5. Jayhawks – Mockingbird Time
    6. Ryan Adams – Ashes and Fire
    7. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Revelator
    8. Ryan Adams and the Cardinal – III /IV
    9. Emmylou Harris – Hard Bargain
    10. Lucinda Williams – Blessed

Tess-a-phonic-Tess Coffey

Assistant to the GM

  • Songs
    1. The Head and The Heart – "Lost In My Mind (yes, still #1!)"
    2. Elbow – "The Birds"
      (both versions on the album)
    3. The War On Drugs – "Baby Missiles"
    4. Beirut – "Santa Fe"
    5. Washed Out – "Eyes Be Closed"
    6. Nick Lowe – "Checkout Time"
    7. Ryan Adams – "Lucky Now"
    8. Diego Garcia – "You Were Never There"
    9. Dawes - "A Little Bit of Everything "
    10. The Civil Wars – "Poison & Wine"
    11. Adele – "Someone Like You"
    12. Tom Waits – "Back In The Crowd"
  • Albums
    1. Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire
    2. Paul Simon – So Beautiful Or So What
    3. Elbow – Build A Rocket, Boys!
    4. The War On Drugs – Slave Ambient
    5. Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong
    6. The Head and the Heart - The Head and the Heart
    7. Fool's Gold – Leave No Trace
    8. The Decemberists – The King Is Dead
    9. Adele – 21
    10. The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow

Andy Davis

Broadcast Engineer

  • Songs
    1. Battles – "Ice Cream"
    2. Black Keys – "Lonely Boy"
    3. Cults – "Go Outside"
    4. Jay Z & Kayne West – "Otis"
    5. Lil Wayne – "How To Love"
    6. The Strokes – "Under the Cover of Darkness"
    7. Wilco – "I Love My Label (Nick Lowe)"
    8. Washed Out – "Eyes Be Closed"
    9. Bon Iver – "Calgary"
    10. Bright Eyes – "Shell Game"
  • Albums
    1. Jay-Z and Kanye West - Watch The Throne
    2. Fool's Gold - Leave No Trace
    3. Mayer Hawthorne - How Do You Do
    4. My Morning Jacket - Circuital
    5. Lil' Wayne - Tha Carter IV
    6. Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights
    7. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2
    8. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
    9. Warren Haynes - Man in Motion
    10. The Strokes - Angles

Brian Divver

Web Content Developer

  • Songs
    1. Rich Robinson - "Hey Fear"
    2. Rich Robinson - "Falling Again"
    3. North Mississippi Allstars - "Jellyrollin' All Over Heaven"
    4. Bootsy Collins - "Minds Under Construction"
    5. Tedeschi Trucks Band - "Come See About Me"
    6. The Black Keys - "Lonely Boy"
    7. Anthrax - "Earth On Hell"
    8. Warren Haynes - "Man In Motion"
    9. Drive-By Truckers - "Used To Be A Cop"
    10. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie"
  • Albums
    1. Rich Robinson - Through A Crooked Sun
    2. North Mississippi Allstars - Keys To The Kingdom
    3. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator
    4. Bootsy Collins - Tha Funk Capital Of The World
    5. Warren Haynes - Man In Motion
    6. Drive-By Truckers - Go Go Boots
    7. Anthrax - Worship Music
    8. Red Hot Chili Peppers- I'm With You
    9. Primus - Hot Sauce Green Naugahyde
    10. Beastie Boys - Committee Part Two

Lyn Finnerty

Corporate Business Support Representative

  • Songs
    1. Bon Iver - "Holocene"
  • Albums
    1. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
    2. Diego Garcia - Laura
    3. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
    4. Lady Gaga - Born This Way
    5. Adele 21
    6. Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys
    7. Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin'
    8. The Decemberists - The King is Dead

Jeanne Griffin

Web Producer

  • Songs
  • Amos Lee - "El Camino"
  • The Head and The Heart - "Lost In My Mind"
  • Rachael Yamagata - "Starlight"
  • Beirut - "Santa Fe"
  • The Civil Wars - "Barton Hollow"
  • Laura Marling - "Sophia"
  • Diego Garcia - "You Were Never There"
  • Dawes - "If I Wanted Someone"
  • Lissie - "Games People Play"
  • Rachael Yamagata - "Even If I Don't"
  • Lana Del Rey - "Video Games"
  • Ben Folds - "The Best Imitation of Myself: House"
  • Albums
  • Amos Lee - Mission Bell
  • Rachael Yamagata - Chesapeake
  • Adele - 21
  • Ben Folds - The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective
  • The Head and the Heart - The Head and the Heart
  • Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know
  • The Decemberists – The King Is Dead
  • The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow
  • Paul Simon – So Beautiful Or So What

Deborah Hinchey

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Songs
    1. Adele - "Rumor Has It"
    2. Chiddy Bang - "Mind Your Manners"
    3. Decemberists - "Down By The Water "
    4. Decemberists - "Calamity Song"
    5. The Mountain Goats - "Damn These Vampires"
    6. The Mountain Goats - "Estate Sale Sign"
    7. Wiz Khalifa - On My Level"
    8. Dawes - Time Spent in Los Angeles"
    9. Cults - "Go Outside"
    10. PJ Harvey - "The Words That Maketh Murder"
  • Albums
    1. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
    2. Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys!
    3. Cut Copy - ZonoScope
    4. Cults - Cults
    5. Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers
    6. Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin
    7. The Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck
    8. DJ Quik - The Book of David
    9. Decemberists - The King is Dead
    10. Dawes - Nothing is Wrong

Tom Interrante

Director, Corporate Business Support

  • Songs
    1. Death Cab For Cutie - "You Are A Tourist"
    2. Adele - "Someone Like You"
    3. Foster The People - "Pumped Up Kicks"
    4. Bon Iver - "Calgary"
    5. Red Hot Chili Peppers - " The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
    6. Feist - "How Come You Never Go There"
    7. Mayer Hawthorne - "The Walk"
    8. Cults - "Go Outside"
    9. Coldplay - "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall"
    10. Ben Folds - "House"
  • Albums
    1. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
    2. Foster The People - Torches
    3. Adele - 21
    4. Cults - Cults
    5. Feist - Metals
    6. Diego Garcia - Laura
    7. Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong
    8. Wilco - The Whole Love
    9. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Hysterical
    10. The Decemberists - The King is Dead

Kimberly Junod

Senior Producer, World Cafe & Conversations from the World Cafe

  • Songs
    1. Adele – "Rolling in the Deep"
    2. St Vincent - "Cruel"
    3. Diego Garcia - "You Were Never There"
    4. Anna Calvi - "Desire"
    5. Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin"
    6. Ben Howard - The Wolves"
    7. Nick Lowe - "Sensitive Man"
    8. Dawes - "Time Spent in Los Angeles"
    9. The Decemberists - This Is Why We Fight"
    10. Those Darlins - "Be Your Bro"
  • Albums
    1. Adele - 21
    2. Diego Gracia - Laura
    3. tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
    4. Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
    5. Dawes – Nothing is Wrong
    6. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
    7. Death Cab For Cutie – Codes and Keys
    8. The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
    9. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
    10. Bright Eyes - The People's Key

Ellen Oplinger

WXPN & World Cafe Programming

  • Songs
    1. Adele – "Someone Like You"
    2. Dawes – "Time Spent In Los Angeles"
    3. Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr – "Simple Girl"
    4. Beady Eye – "The Roller"
    5. Peter Bjorn & John – "Second Chance"
    6. Fitz & The Tantrums – "Moneygrabber"
    7. Diego Garcia – "Laura"
    8. The Head and the Heart – "Lost In My Mind"
    9. The Joy Formidable – "Whirring"
    10. St. Vincent – "Cheerleader"
  • Albums
    1. Adele – 21
    2. Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong
    3. Tony Bennett – Duets II
    4. Portugal the Man – In the Mountain in the Cloud
    5. Gary Clark Jr. – Bright Lights
    6. Indigo Girls – Beauty Queen Sister
    7. Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin'
    8. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
    9. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
    10. REM – Collapse Into Now

James Porter

Member Services

  • Songs
    1. Grouper - "Vapor Trail"
    2. Shlohmo - "Same Time"
    3. James Blake - "The Wilhelm Scream"
    4. Wilco - "One Sunday Morning (Song For Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)"
    5. Bon Iver - "Holocene"
    6. Balam Acab - "Oh Why"
    7. Kuedo - "Vectoral"
    8. Radiohead - "Give Up The Ghost"
    9. Burial - "Stolen Dog"
    10. Rustie - "All Nite"
  • Albums
    1. Kuedo - Severant
    2. Shlomo - Bad Vibes
    3. Grouper - A I A : Alien Observer
    4. James Blake - James Blake
    5. Rustie - Glass Swords
    6. Josh T. Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen
    7. Machinedrum - ROOM(S)
    8. Radiohead - The King of Limbs
    9. Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder
    10. Destroyer - Kaputt

Larry Rayborn

Corporate Business Support Representative

  • Albums
    1. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
    2. Detroyer - Kaputt
    3. Real Estate - Days
    4. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    5. Cults - Cults
    6. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
    7. m83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
    8. tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
    9. The Head & The Heart - The Head & The Heart
    10. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

"Lizzy Liz" Scott

Member Benefits Coordinator

  • Songs
    1. Dawes – "Fire Away"
    2. Foster the People – "Pumped Up Kicks"
    3. Foster the People – "Helena Beat"
    4. Dawes - "If I Wanted Someone"
    5. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie"
    6. Kathleen Edwards – "Change the Sheets"
    7. Feist – "How Come You Never Go There"
    8. Raphael Saadiq – "Stone Rollin'"
    9. Mike Doughty –"Na Na Nothing"
    10. Diego Garcia – "You Were Never There"
  • Albums
    1. Dawes – Nothing is Wrong
    2. Adele - 21
    3. Foster the People – Torches
    4. The Decemberists – The King is Dead
    5. Red Hot Chili Peppers – I'm With You
    6. Diego Garcia – Laura
    7. Feist - Metals
    8. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
    9. Mike Doughty – Yes and Also Yes
    10. My Morning Jacket – Circuital
    11. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy

Paul Severin

WXPN Events Producer

  • Songs
    1. Battles – "Ice Cream"
    2. Dawes – "If I Wanted Someone"
    3. Mayer Hawthorne – "The Walk"
    4. Gary Clark Jr. – "Don't Owe You A Thang"
    5. Wilco – "Art Of Almost"
    6. tUnE-yArDs – "Bizness"
    7. The Civil Wars – "Barton Hollow"
    8. Diego Garcia – "You Were Never There"
    9. Wiz Khalifa – "Black and Yellow"
    10. Givers - "Up Up Up"
  • Albums
    1. Battles – Glass Drop
    2. Money Making Jam Boys – The Prestige: Jam Boy Magic
    3. Wilco – The Whole Love
    4. My Morning Jacket - Circuital
    5. Diego Garcia – Laura
    6. Mayer Hawthorne – How Do You Do
    7. Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong
    8. White Denim – D
    9. Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers
    10. Russian Circles – Empros

Quyen Shanahan

Associate General Manager

  • Songs
    1. Adele - "Someone Like You"
    2. Dawes – "If I wanted someone"
    3. Drive By Truckers – "Used to be a cop"
    4. Laura Marling – "Sophia"
    5. My Morning Jacket – "Wonderful (the way I feel)
    6. The Civil Wars – "Barton Hallow"
    7. Amos Lee – "Windows are rolled down"
    8. St. Vincent – "Cruel"
    9. Rachael Yamagata – "Even if I don't"
    10. Diego Garcia – "All eyes on you"
  • Albums
    1. Adele – 21
    2. Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong
    3. Drive By Truckers – Go Go Boots
    4. Amos Lee – Mission Bell
    5. Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin'
    6. My Morning Jacket – Circuital
    7. The Civil Wars – Barton Hallow
    8. Laura Marling – A Creature I Don't Know
    9. Diego Garcia – Laura
    10. Paul Simon – So Beautiful Or So What

Patti Singer

Corporate Business Support Representative

  • Songs
  • Diego Garcia – "You were never there"
  • Sharon Van Etten – "Don't do it"
  • Decemberists – "Down by the water"
  • Kathleen Edwards – "Change the sheets"
  • Adele – "Turning Tables"
  • Los Campesinos – "In Medias Res"
  • Gillian Welch – "Scarlet Town"
  • R.E.M. Collapse into Now – "Uberlin"
  • Seal - "Silence"
  • Albums
  • Diego Garcia – Laura
  • Los Campesinos – Hello Sadness
  • Adele – 21
  • Decemberists – The King is Dead
  • Seal - Commitment
  • Gillian Welch – The Harrow & the Harvest
  • R.E.M. - Collapse into Now

Thanks to XPN Members and our Business Sponsors, Welsh Subaru, and Temple Performing Arts for their support of XPN's 2011 Year In Review.

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