2010

WXPN Radio

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

XPoNential Radio

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.

Folk Radio

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.
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PR 2010

WXPN World Cafe Live Partnership Highlighted in Official Report on City of Philadelphia’s Creative Community Mayor Michael Nutter, Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy Announce Philadelphia's Creative Sector 70% Stronger than National

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, is featured as one of Philadelphia's most creative innovators for its professional partnership with World Cafe Live, Philadelphia's groundbreaking music performance venue. The partnership is profiled in the City's Creative Vitality in Philadelphia: A Three Year Index: 2006-2008 which was released today by Mayor Michael Nutter and The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy during a press conference.

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WXPN Features Warpaint as the XPN Artist To Watch for December

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Warpaint as its December Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Wednesday, December 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.

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WXPN's 'The Key' Launches Audio Music Stream 'Songs In The Key Of Philly' Highlights Music from the 50s to Today.

Philadelphia, Pa. – November 17, 2010 - Philly is a town with a rich musical history. From Frankie Avalon and John Coltrane, to The Roots and John Legend, all of these music icons have called Philadelphia home. To celebrate this heritage, The Key, WXPN's online source for discovering Philly's best local music and a member of NPR's ARGO Network, is launching an audio stream called "Songs In The Key Of Philly" on November 22.

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Radio Crusaders Strive to Save WXPN’s 885 Countdown! WXPN launches "Be Our Hero" Fall Fund Drive Campaign

Superhero Helen Leicht PHILADELPHIA, Pa. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…WXPN superheroes? Philadelphia music lovers are powering up and showing their support for 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, during the “Be Our Hero” Fall Fund Drive campaign.

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WXPN Features Jukebox The Ghost as the XPN Artist To Watch for October

PHILADELPHIA, PA WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Jukebox The Ghost as its October Artist To Watch. Host David Dye will present the first of the month's on-air segments on Friday, October 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.

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XPN Artist To Watch September 2010

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.

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Shaking Through: Ben + Vesper "Hot Thunder"

Weathervane Music and WXPN announce the seventh Shaking Through artist of 2010: Ben + Vesper with their new track "Hot Thunder."

The husband and wife duo of Ben + Vesper Stamper are a fresh, strange voice in the indie music world. Whether it's tattoo design, painting, film, video, illustration … and of course, music, Ben and Vesper are a wellspring of creative energy.

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WXPN Features Minus the Bear as the XPN Artist To Watch for August

PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Minus the Bear as its August Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed will present the first of the month's on-air segments on Monday, August 2, in the 4 p.m. hour.

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WXPN Rocks the Camden Waterfront at XPoNential Music Festival Presented by Subaru - More than 15,000 visit Camden’s Wiggins Park for three-day festival

Philadelphia, Pa. – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, is pleased to celebrate another successful year at its annual XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. More than 15,000 music lovers flooded Camden County’s Wiggins Park over the three-day weekend, July 16-18, to view a lineup of heritage artists, new acts and local performers that reflect the diverse blend of music that is uniquely WXPN.

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Jerry Blavat Tribute Show to Air on WXPN - Two-hour special

Philadelphia, Pa. – It’s not every day that a DJ celebrates 50 years on the air and his 70th birthday at the same time, but leave it to legendary DJ Jerry Blavat to pull off this feat. To celebrate these milestones, WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will air a two-hour special titled “A Tribute to The Geator.” This feature will air on Blavat’s 70th birthday, Saturday, July 3 from 5-7 p.m. EST and will be rebroadcast on Monday, July 5 from 6-8 p.m. EST.

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XPoNential Music Festival Presented by Subaru is THE Place to See, Hear Best Mix of New and Established Artists

Philadelphia, Pa. – WXPN (http://www.xpn.org), the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, continues to offer the best mix of new and established artists at its 2010 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. This annual summer festival, now in its 17th year, returns for a sixth year to Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront from Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 18.

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WXPN Honors 20 Years of World Cafe Programming with Two World Cafe Travel Adventures Radio station hosts Shades of Ireland Trip and offers Cayamo Cruise

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – WXPN (http://www.xpn.org), the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, today announced that it will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its World Cafe® program with two World Cafe Travel Adventures trips next year.

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