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PR 2008

WXPN DJ Robert Drake Hosts 15th Annual 'The Night Before on XPN' Marathon Broadcast

Drake to play holiday music for 24 hours - nonstop

PHILADELPHIA, PA December 22, 2008 - WXPN (http://www.xpn.org), the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, today announced its 15th Annual 'The Night Before on XPN' program which airs for 24 hours on December 24.

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WXPN Announces Musicians On Call 5th Annual Benefit Concert featuring Rachael Yamagata, Andrew Lipke and Matt Duke Program benefits hospital patients throughout the Delaware Valley

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, today announced its 5th Annual WXPN Musicians On Call Benefit Concert to be held Wednesday, January 21 at World Cafe Live at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature performances by artists Rachael Yamagata, Andrew Lipke, and Matt Duke.

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WXPN Spreads Holiday Cheer with the ‘12 Days of XPN Local Music’ Songs available for free download

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, is kicking off its 12 Days of XPN Local Music program on Monday, December 8.

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WXPN Features The Low Anthem 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 Low Anthem as its December Artist To Watch. Host Jim McGuinn will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Monday, December 1 in the 4 p.m. hour.

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WXPN Features Annuals as the XPN Artist To Watch for November

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Annuals as its November Artist To Watch. Host Jim McGuinn will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Monday, November 3 in the 4 p.m. hour.

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WXPN Features Delta Spirit as the XPN Artist To Watch for October

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Delta Spirit as its October Artist To Watch. Host Jim McGuinn will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Wednesday, October 1 in the 4 p.m. hour.

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It’s Brats Vs. Cheesesteaks As WXPN Takes on RadioMilwaukee When Phillies Battle The Brewers

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Album Adult Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania today announced a friendly wager between Jim McGuinn, XPN’s afternoon host and Y-Rock On XPN music director and 88Nine RadioMilwaukee’s afternoon host and music director Scott Mullins.

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WXPN Partners with Mural Arts Program and Local Schools

Youth to design and paint Kids Corner mural

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (September 8, 2008) - WXPN, the member-supported public radio station from the University of Pennsylvania, today announced plans for the seventh and final installment in the Sounds of Philadelphia Mural Series developed in partnership with the Mural Arts Program. The mural will focus on the station's Kids Corner radio show and will enlist area children and schools to help design and produce the art.

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WXPN Appoints New Assistant Music Director, On-Air Host

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., September 8, 2008 - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Album Adult Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, welcomes Mike Vasilikos as Assistant Music Director and on-air host.

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WXPN Features The Felice Brothers as the XPN Artist To Watch for September

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names The Felice Brothers as its September Artist To Watch. Host Jim McGuinn will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Tuesday, September 2 in the 4 p.m. hour.

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WXPN Launches "Power of Song" During September to Highlight Music's Impact On Politics and Culture

Program will feature interviews with Billy Bragg, Ani Difranco, Dixie Chicks, Pete Seeger, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, John Fogerty, Jackson Browne, Merle Haggard, Gil Scott-Heron, and others.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 27, 2008 - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Album Adult Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania will debut "Power of Song," a radio and Web based series highlighting music and musicians that have had an impact on society and culture. 

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WXPN Wins Radio & Records Awards Tri-fecta

Awarded Station of the Year, Staff Also Recognized as Triple A Radio Leaders

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. August 12, 2008 -- WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A (adult album alternative) music and a non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, and two of its station personnel won top honors at the annual Radio & Records Triple A Industry Achievement Awards in Boulder, CO last weekend.

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