Pam Magidson from Ardmore, PA won the 2012 Year In Review Contest, which included a 32GB iPod Touch loaded with the Top 200 songs from the best-of countdown and a $200 Gift Certificate to the XPN Shop.
Cynthia & Jim Naughton XPN Members from
The Naughtons won tickets for two to the Rolling Stones show at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, on Saturday, December 8, 2012 overnight hotel accommodations, and round trip train fare from Philadelphia to New York City. Prize courtesy of Interscope Records and WXPN. November, 2012
Five XPN listeners won tickets for two with a pre-concert Meet 'N Greet with jakob Dylan and the Wallflowers at the Trocadero on November 8!
Lisa Brown of Cheltenham
Joel Clelan of Harrisburg
Mark Horwitz of Haddonfield
David & Susan Pingree of Philadelphia
Jamie & Jeanine Alesi of Delran
"The show was great. My sister is a rabid Bob/Little Bob fan and thoroughly enjoyed meeting Jakob and the band. She's an artist and has actually painted many a picture of Bob Dylan. She hasn't painted the Wallflowers yet but perhaps I will recommend it to her. Coincidentally, soon after the show I got an email from my Dad about tickets to the Bob Dylan/Mark Knophler show that were being offered for $20 a pair as part of a Sandy relief effort. So after not seeing a show in six months, I went to three shows (I also saw Ray Lamontagne at the Tower) in two weeks, and my sister saw both of her favorite Dylans. Thanks again for the tickets!" -Jamie & Jeanine Alesi October, 2012
Marykate & Larry Johnson Sustaining members from Richboro, PA
Won the World Cafe Travel Adventure Trip to Memphis!
I would like to extend to Roger LaMay, David Dye, Kim, Video Bob and all those at WXPN a heart felt THANK YOU for the trip to Memphis, TN and Clarksdale, MS. My husband Larry and I were captivated from the moment we touched down in Memphis. The live music and the local history was phenomenal. Although the music was at the forefront, the history behind the music, artists and region was no less spectacular. The diversity of opportunities provided was a true expression of the mission of WXPN. As was stated as we were leaving Memphis, "what other trip begins with Grace Potter and ends with music in a juke joint".
A special thank you to Collette Travel, our tour guide Derek and our driver Arthur.
I have attached a photo of us at Ground Zero in Clarksdale, MS. It was a truly special way to end our trip and celebrate my birthday as well!
Please pass along my message to all those involved. We look forward to supporting WXPN in the future.
Anthony (Tony) Filipowicz, Sustaining Member from Trenton, NJ
Won the trip for two to Belfast, Ireland to see Van Morrison perform on October 20!
Beth Brogan of West Chester, Pa
Won a pair of BOX SEATS and VIP LOUNGE Passes to the Bon Iver concert at The Mann on September 16 with free parking and an autographed vinyl album.
David Pilaitis, a sustaining member from W. Deptford, NJ
Won the Golden Electric Factory Concert Ticket, giving him a pair of tickets to a dozen concerts at the Electric Factory this fall, starting with the Afghan Whigs on Sep 27!
Jeff Pargeon, Philadelphia
Won the trip for two to Chicago to see David Byrne & St. Vincent celebrate the release of Love This Giant at the Chicago Theater, PLUS tickets to their September 27th show at the Tower.
XPN Member Michael McKenna from New Park, PA (York county) was the winner of the 885 Greatest Rock Songs Countdown Contest. Michael and his wife Sally stopped by the station to pick up their prize – an iPad2 plus a pair of tickets to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on Sunday, September 2 at Citizens Bank Park. When asked about the list he submitted for the contest, both Michael and his wife had selected a Springsteen song as their number 1 favorite rock song!
Visit Ithaca Contest
Ten lucky winners - who all happen to be Sustaining Members of WXPN, are going to Ithaca, NY for a great weekend of music and dining! The trip includes two nights hotel stay, two dinners including one with the group at the famous Moosewood Restaurant, Wine tasting at the Finger Lakes Wine Center, a trip to the Farmers Market, lunch at Fine Line Bistro, and a concert with Josh Ritter.
Mark Cofta, Ridley Park, PA
Paul Manley, Locust, NJ
Geri & Mike Flannery, Audubon, NJ
Chris Lawrence, Mechanicsburg, PA
Ariel Ben-Amos, Philadelphia, PA
Jennifer & Dan Comer, Camden, NJ
Thomas Wyatt & Patti Byrd, Duncannon, PA (Volunteers extraordinaire!)
Josh Buchanan, Devon, PA
Carol Finkle, Philadelphia, PA
Casey Snyder & Benet Donnelly, Conshohocken, PA
Patti and Tom wrote ... "We can’t even express how excited we are…we didn’t plan a vacation this year and most our weekend “getaways” are based on festivals that we are volunteering for…With my layoff looming at some unknown point between now and the end of year, we didn’t make plans for that or for Friendfest this year… This trip is so special to us! We couldn’t have planned it better! Membership absolutely has it benefits and its serendipitous surprises too! We love XPN and YOU!" Patti and Tom
Mark Cofta wrote..."Dear Deb, Sorry I didn't reply sooner -- we had to recover from the shock, and adjust our life-long "we never win anything" attitudes. We're thrilled to join you on this adventure. I spent the summer of 1983 in Ithaca, interning at the Hangar Theatre, so I'm looking forward to seeing the town again." Sincerely, Mark & Kate Cofta
Kate Falen, a member from Philadelphia
Won the Peach Festival Three Day Pass happening August 10 – 12 at Montage Mountain with the Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band and more! Congratulations, Kate!
Nicki & Justin Bruton, a sustaining member from West Chester, PA
Won the front row tickets to see Bruce Springsteen at Citizens Bank Park on September 3rd!
Justin wrote...Thanks so much again, Deb! I just completed the forms and will drop them in the mail this afternoon. You made my 4th! I LOVE XPN! Justin
Carolyn & Tom Spencer
Members from Glenside PA
Won the McCartney Monday Contest with a grand prize of 20CDs and special editions to celebrate the re-issue of RAM and Paul McCartney’s 70th Birthday.
A long time member from Harrisburg
has won a pair of front row seats for Coldplay at the Wells Fargo Center on July 5th!
XPN Sustaining Member from Philadelphia
Eric won the Spend two nights with Grace Potter Contest! He’ll be seeing Grace Potter and the Nocturnals open for Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw at Lincoln Financial Field on June 16, and again at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington, DE on June 17 with a Meet and greet at the Queen and an autographed CD.
Longtime member from Philadelphia
Won a pair of box seats for "An Evening with FURTHER: Phil Lesh & Bob Weir featuring Jeff Chimenti, John Kadlecik, Joe Russo, Sunshine Becker, Jeff Pehrson" on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Mann!
Mew member from Philadelphia
Won a pair of 3-Day passes to the Phish Concert in Atlantic City and hotel accommodations at the Tropicana!
Robin Weiss from Lindenwold, NJ
Won two VIP Passes to the Peach Music Festival at Montage Mountain, August 10 - 12, featuring the Allman Brothers Band, Zac Brown Band, OAR, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more. Plus a camping pass.
Brian and Tina Phillips
XPN Members from Lebanon, PA
Won front row seats to see Norah Jones at The Mann on June 28.
Brand new member from East Norriton, PA Finally took the membership plunge hoping to win the Roger Waters Contest! Kevin sat in the 5th row at the July 14 show at Citizens Bank Park.
Kevin wrote..."Deb, Mind-boggling seats and a sensational, creative, and exhilarating show. Thanks again." Kevin
XPN Member from Lansdowne, PA
Long time member, Tom Hughes won the pair of tickets and meet & greet with Bonnie Raitt at the Academy of Music on June 16! Tom has been a member of WXPN for over 20 years!
Lisa & Jim Hersh
March 10, 2012
Lisa & Jim Hersh won a pair of (front pit) tickets for the March 10 concert of The Black Keys at the Wells Fargo Center!
These 5 lucky XPN listeners each won a pair of tickets to see Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band on September 2 at Citizens Bank Park!
Joel Clelan, a member from Harrisburg, PA
Tom Ueker, a member from Dover, PA
Lois Cassisi, a member from Vineland, NJ
Leslie Truluck, a member from Chester, PA
Paul Toepel, a member from Mt Laurel NJ
Joel Clelan wrote ..."WOW! Thank you so much! I renew each year and also love coming to the XPN festival each summer."
March 10, 2012
John won a pair of (front pit) tickets for the March 10 concert of The Black Keys at the Wells Fargo Center!
Karen won the trip to Key West with airfare for two, Florida including four nights stay at the Ambrosia House Bed and Breakfast with bike rentals, a bottle of welcome champagne and breakfast included, dinner and lunch at the Rum Barrel and live music and complimentary beverages at the Green Parrot Bar.
Connie DiVincenzo, XPN Member
February - March, 2011
Connie won the trip to New Orleans for two, as part of the World Cafe Travel Adventure to New Orleans, one of the most musically rich cities in the world, with David Dye. Trip included round trip air for two to New Orleans, LA to see Amos Lee and the Decemberists at New Orleans JazzFest (4/29/11 to 5/1/11); 3 nights hotel accommodations and a pair (2) of tickets to the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
"The call came to my desk at work. I was unbelieveably shocked... you can ask Deb Ashmore. She said..."it was the best call she had all day". I remember saying "omg,omg are you sure..laughing and crying at the same time, What a day. I wanted to go on that trip from the moment it was announced. Still can't believe I won....Winning was only the beginning. The World Cafe, WXPN and the entire staff planned such a wonderful time for all the travelers. The music, the food, the culture of New Orleans we did it all. The tapings, the casual discussions about music and the station really gave insight to the happenings behind the scenes. But, by far when we paraded with the kids in the ROOTS OF MUSIC marching band down the streets of the French Quarter what a moment.... I will never forget that.....as the Soul Rebels..Preservation Hall...Frenchman Street...etc, etc...Oh yea and cups to go...! Hopefully the Cafe will return to NOLA.
XPN Member from Hatboro, PA
Gary won a pair of front row tickets to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers on May 11 at the Wells Fargo Center!
Don Groff from Narberth, PA
Don won a pair of tickets to see Bela Fleck & The Flecktones on Sunday, March 25 at the Sovereign Center in Reading.
"Thanks to Deb & XPN for free fix to Bela Fleck! Concert Sunday in Reading was spectacular! XPN rocks."