2008

WXPN Radio

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

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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.

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Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.
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PR 2008

WXPN Features Fleet Foxes 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 Fleet Foxes as its August Artist To Watch. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Friday, August 1 in the 4 p.m. hour.

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WXPN Features Black Kids as the XPN Artist To Watch for July

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Black Kids as its July Artist To Watch. Host Bruce Warren will present the first of the month’s on-air segments July 1 in the 4 p.m. hour.

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WXPN Features Langhorne Slim as the XPN Artist To Watch for June

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

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Legendary Music Producer Steve Lillywhite to Produce World Cafe® “Lillywhite Sessions at Avatar Studios”

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 the collaboration between its NPR syndicated WORLD CAFE® radio show hosted by David Dye and producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel). Lillywhite will produce music sessions for WORLD CAFE® at the world-renown Avatar Studios (avatarstudios.net) in New York City.

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Ani DiFranco, Dr. John, Jakob Dylan, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings to Perform at 8th Annual Non-COMMvention May 29-31

WXPN To Host 400 Attendees at Only Convention in the Country Specifically for Non-Commercial Radio

Philadelphia WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Album Adult Alternative) music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania today announced that Ani Difranco, Dr. John and Jakob Dylan highlight a host of artists who will perform at the 8th Annual NON-COMMvention to be held in Philadelphia Thursday, May 29th to Saturday, May 31st.

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XPN Partners with Critically Acclaimed Website Daytrotter to Produce Weekly Radio Show

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.

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WXPN Features Santogold as the XPN Artist To Watch for May

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

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WXPN Releases XPN Local, Volume 2 CD Release Party to be Held at World Cafe Live

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Album Adult Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania is releasing its second compilation of local artists titled XPN LOCAL, VOLUME 2. The CD will be available as a membership thank you gift starting April 15 for a pledge of $75. WXPN will also make CDs available at its CD Release Party on Thursday, May 1, 2008. The Party is free and open to the general public.

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WXPN Features Melody Gardot as the XPN Artist To Watch for April

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

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WXPN Features Back Door Slam as the XPN Artist To Watch for March

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

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WXPN Features Nicole Atkins as the XPN Artist To Watch for February

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Nicole Atkins as its February Artist To Watch. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Friday, February 1, in the 4 p.m. 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 Revival...

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