Although already broadcasting in the Harrisburg area on WXPH 88.1, this acquisition will enable WXPN’s signal to be heard on WZXM 88.7 in the Lancaster, Lebanon, and York communities. In addition, it will improve the reception in some areas around Harrisburg. WXPN intends to broadcast on WZXM beginning this summer.
“This was a rare investment opportunity that will enable WXPN to better serve the community,” said Roger LaMay, WXPN general manager. “By increasing the signal’s range, we are providing access to about a million more listeners that will now have the opportunity to connect with WXPN artists. And, according to our projections, this investment will pay for itself in seven to 10 years.”
WXPN 88.5 FM, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots, and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe®, public radio’s most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award winning Kids Corner hosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces the alternative rock service, Y-Rock On XPN (yrockonxpn.org) as its secondary radio channel in HD. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Harrisburg at 88.1 FM, and the world via online streaming at XPN.org and XPoNentialMusic.org.
* This license is pending FCC approval.