2006

WXPN Radio

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

XPoNential Radio

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

World Cafe Archives

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

Folk Radio

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.
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PR 2006

WXPN Features The Slip as the XPN Artist To Watch for December

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names The Slip as its December Artist To Watch. Host Michaela Majoun will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Thursday morning November 30th in the 9 a.m. hour. Majoun will also present The Slip on the “My Morning Download” feature, which can be accessed at www.XPoNentialmusic.org.

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"Philly Bands Together" as more than 15 Local Musical Acts Perform 3rd Annual Benefit Concert for WXPN Musicians on Call Program

Concert showcases the huge talent and big hearts of Philadelphia-based musicians who will take the stage at World Cafe Live with all proceeds donated to program that helps patients with the healing process through live bedside performances in area hospitals.

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WXPN Artist To Watch for November: Rodrigo Y Gabriela

PHILADELPHIA, PA WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will name acoustic music duo Rodrigo y Gabriela the XPN Artist To Watch for November. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments focusing on the pair on Monday, October 30 during the four o’clock hour. Dye will also introduce them to a national audience during the broadcast of his World Cafe® show on Tuesday, October 31 (airing at 2:00pm on WXPN and xpn.org/listen).

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WXPN’s National Program World Cafe Honored With ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Radio Broadcasting

Awards Ceremony December 7 in New York City

Philadelphia, PA WORLD CAFE,® the award-winning daily music program distributed by NPR and produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the Award for Radio Broadcasting at the 39th Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards Reception on December 7 at Lincoln Center in New York City.

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WORLD CAFE® Celebrates 15 Years Of New Music Discovery and Intimate Interviews With Contemporary Recording Artists

Fifteen Days Of Special Archival Interviews To Begin October 16

PHILADELPHIA, PA WORLD CAFE® the award-winning daily music program distributed by NPR and produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will commemorate 15 years of guiding listeners on a journey of musical discovery by re-airing some of the show’s most compelling interviews. Host David Dye delved into the archives of more than 3,000 interviews to select just one from each of the 15 years the show has aired.

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WXPN “885 All Time Greatest Artists” Countdown Begins October 9

Station to Air Results From Poll of Thousands of Listeners

PHILADELPHIA, PA The votes from the online survey are in and listeners of WXPN 88.5 FM, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and member-supported radio station from the University of Pennsylvania, will hear the results when the station begins its playback of the "885 All Time Greatest Artists." The countdown begins at 6:00 a.m. on October 9 and concludes with the number one artist being played around October 24.

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WXPN ARTIST TO WATCH FOR OCTOBER: Sasha Dobson

PHILADELPHIA, PA WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will name Sasha Dobson the XPN Artist To Watch for October. Host David Dye, will present the first of the month’s on-air segments focusing on this singer-songwriter on Monday, October 2nd during the four o’clock hour.

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WXPN Fall Arts Preview Provides Weeklong Review of Local Arts & Culture Events

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The annual Fall Arts Preview on WXPN kicks off on Monday, September 11 during the XPN Morning Show with Michaela Majoun, providing the first of the week’s daily look at regional arts and cultural “must-sees.” Throughout the week, the station will broadcast a total of five three-minute audio spotlights. Each broadcast will air in the 6:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. hours and will be posted on the Fall Arts Preview page at xpn.org along with a listing of other events in the region.

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WXPN Artist To Watch For September: Gran Bel Fisher

PHILADELPHIA, PA– On Tuesday, September 5 WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will name Gran Bel Fisher the September XPN Artist To Watch . Host David Dye, will present the first of the month’s on-air segments focusing on this singer-songwriter on Tuesday during the four o’clock hour.

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WXPN 88.5 FM Brings Alternative Music Back to Philly Radio Y-Rock On XPN Radio Broadcast Starts August 30

Philadelphia, PA – Starting at 8pm on August 30, Alternative Rock fans in Philadelphia will be able to listen to their favorite music on the radio when WXPN (88.5FM) begins airing Y-Rock On XPN three nights a week. The show, which is hosted by Jim McGuinn (former Program Director for WPLY-Y100), will be broadcast on 88.5 FM to listeners in the station’s Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware markets, as well as throughout the world via online streaming every Wednesday and Thursday from 8pm to 11pm and Fridays 7pm to 11pm.

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88.5 WXPN Affirms Leadership Earning Three Top Honors At Music Industry Awards Ceremony

WXPN Picks Up Awards in the Categories of Non-Commercial Triple A Station of the Year, Programmer of the Year, and Air Personality of the Year

Philadelphia, PA – 88.5 WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A music won accolades from industry peers at a music industry awards ceremony hosted on August 5th by the radio trade publication Radio & Records, winning all three of the categories for which they were nominated.

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WXPN Features The Format as the XPN Artist To Watch for August

PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names The Format its August Artist To Watch. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Tuesday, August 1 in the four o’clock hour.

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Forget trying to classify them and just listen: Railroad Earth’s Session, and “Katie Cruel’s” importance in music, tonight on...

For the last handful of weeks on Folkadelphia Radio, we’ve been focusing on a featured song, digging a little into its history,...Read More

The ever-evolving Kite Party will celebrate their new record on May 8 at PhilaMOCA

On May 6, Kite Party will unveil their second full-length album, Come on Wondering. On May 8, they’ll celebrate with a record...Read More

Singer-songwriter Abi Reimold celebrates her EP release this Saturday at Hong Kong Garden

Philly-based songstress Abi Reimold – also a photographer and occasional contributor to The Key – will celebrate the...Read More

DRGN King, Family Vacation, Big Tusk, Ghost Gum and more scheduled to play show on Record Store Day at Vinyl Redemption...

If you were already having a hard time planning out how you were going to celebrate Record Store Day on April 19, things just got a...Read More

Redbull’s Sound Select pairs Philly artists Embarker and Chris Forsyth with Oneohtrix Point Never

Redbull’s Sound Select monthly feature, showcases local artists across the country is bringing some additional recognition to...Read More