2006

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 - Jingle Jams

Jingle Jams. An eclectic assortment of holiday tunes, from the new and quirky to the classic.

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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.

Folk Alley

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

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Philadelphia– Alternative Rock fans in Philadelphia now have a place to find their music on air. WXPN General Manager Roger LaMay and Y100Rocks.com Program Director Jim McGuinn announced today the two organizations’ partnership to create YžRock On XPN, bringing alternative music back to the airwaves as well as a 24/7 online web stream.

Makes Available Online, Nationally and Internationally, Its Vast Music Library, including World Cafe®, WXPN, and Y Rock on XPN

Philadelphia, PA – On August 1, WXPN 88.5 FM, the nationally recognized leader in Triple-A Radio and the premier source for musical discovery of new and significant artists in rock, blues, root, and folk, makes its vast library of music even more accessible when it launches XPoNential Music On Demand, a separately branded and media-rich music Web site.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, has selected Grace Potter and the Nocturnals as the XPN Artist To Watch for July. Bruce Warren, WXPN’s assistant general manager for programming, will present the first of the month’s on-air segments focusing on this soulful quartet on Monday, July 3rd in the four o’clock hour.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, has selected The Hiders to be the XPN Artist To Watch for June. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments focusing on this Cincinnati-based indie-band on Monday, June 5th in the four o’clock hour.

Citizen Cope, Steve Wynn, Josh Ritter, Konono No. 1, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Brandi Carlile among the more than 30 acts to perform before thousands of XPN fans.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. WXPN (88.5 FM), the nationally recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, is announcing the lineup for the 2006 “WXPN All About The Music Festival” presented by Subaru today during the 4pm hour.

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

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Guillemots the Artist To Watch for April. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments focusing on this rising British-based pop band on Monday, April 3 in the four o’clock hour.

PHILADELPHIA, PA February 24, 2006 – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names James Hunter its March Artist To Watch. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments focusing on this rising British soul artist on Monday, February 27 in the four o’clock hour.

Helen Leicht to host performances by Birdie Busch, Caryn Lin, Codename, The Brakes and Hoots & Hellmouth.

PHILADELPHIA, PA February 13, 2006 — WXPN (88.5 FM), the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial public radio station from the University of Pennsylvania, will celebrate the first anniversary of the WXPN Philly Local show hosted by Helen Leicht with a two-hour live concert broadcast on Tuesday, February 28 at 8pm.

PHILADELPHIA, PA February 9, 2006 – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will offer weekly podcasts of its “Blues File” hosted and produced by WXPN Blues Show host Jonny Meister. A newly released podcast will be available each Friday from both the WXPN podcast web page and iTunes. The first podcast will be available February 10 and features a commentary on the Lifetime Achievement Award that delta bluesman Robert Johnson received at the GRAMMY Awards.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, is kicking off its second year of Artist To Watch monthly spotlights by selecting KT Tunstall, its January pick. On Monday, January 2 in the four o’clock hour, host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments profiling this singer-songwriter with the self-proclaimed “Chinese blood, a Scottish heart, great legwarmers, and a cool name.”