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WXPN Launches Sustainability Series on Earth Day

PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 20, 2009 - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania today announced that Sustainability – The New Frontier, a new, seven-week series of features that addresses sustainable agriculture, business, transportation and lifestyle will begin airing on Earth Day, April 22nd.

The guests to be interviewed over the seven-week period include: City of Philadelphia's Director of Sustainability, Dr. Mark Alan Hughes; Vice President of Lehigh Nanotech, Paul Osimo; The Pennsylvania Environmental Council's Director of Sustainable Development Programs, Spencer Finch and; Communications Manager Jessica Anderson.

The features, produced by XPN Morning Show Host Michaela Majoun, will air at 6:40 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. with additional news reporting by Bob Bumbera. The features will also be re-broadcast throughout the day. The station's website (XPN.org) will provide 24/7 access to relevant links and audio for the features.

"I've been talking about doing a series on sustainability for a couple of years now," said Majoun. "Mayor Nutter has committed the City to be the greenest in America, and Earth Day is coming up, so the time is right!"

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 that is also available online. 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.

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