PHILADELPHIA Pa., WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Album Adult Alternative) music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania today announced a partnership to create a weekly radio show with Daytrotter, a critically acclaimed art and music website based in Rock Island, Illinois. The new show, “Daytrotter Radio,” will premier May 7th at 10:30pm on WXPN and will be hosted by Daytrotter founder Sean Moeller.
“Daytrotter Radio” is a weekly 30 minute program featuring the unique recording sessions that have made Daytrotter.com one of the most popular online music destinations. In addition to broadcasting on WXPN throughout the Delaware Valley and Central PA, the radio show will be available via online streaming at the station’s three websites (XPN.org, Y-Rock On XPN, and XPoNentialMusic.org) and will also be available for download at Daytrotter.com.
“Daytrotter has an excellent reputation for providing music fans with these very cool and unique performances by some of the best well-known and up and coming indie bands,” stated Bruce Warren, WXPN Assistant GM for Programming. “We're excited to be able to make these Daytrotter sessions easily accessible to the XPN and Y-Rock On XPN listeners on some new media platforms.”
“All of us -- that's read as all four of us -- here at Daytrotter headquarters spend considerable time listening to David Dye's World Cafe program, remarking on how our adopted friends in White Rabbits or Langhorne Slim sound as they're getting interviewed by the man,” said Sean Moeller, founder of Daytrotter. “We've got tremendous respect for what WXPN does for musicians and we're thrilled to be able to share some of their air, bringing our unique analog recordings to a bigger audience."
Daytrotter was launched in 2006 by music critic Sean Moeller as a music website based in Rock Island, Illinois. Moeller’s idea was simple and unique in that he planned to post “Daytrotter Sessions,” which are bands coming into the studio, recording original songs and then posting them on the website for free. Moeller shared this idea with music engineer Patrick Stolley, web developer Mark Hurty, and a few of his favorite illustrators. On March 23, 2006, Moeller posted the first Daytrotter Session with the indie band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.
Today, the Daytrotter Sessions have become a venerable part of the independent music scene. At Futureappletree Studios, home of the Daytrotter Sessions, the musicians record four exclusive songs on quarter inch tape. Moeller posts the songs twice a week on www.daytrotter.com. The music is complemented with original artwork, interviews, and features with musicians on the vanguard of the music scene.
WXPN, 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 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, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM, and the world via online streaming at XPN.org and XPoNentialMusic.org.