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

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Jingle Jams. An eclectic assortment of holiday tunes, from the new and quirky to the classic.

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World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

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Happy Holidays!

The music elves at WXPN have once again expanded the definition of holiday music!  Now through January 1, 2019 you can listen to a stream of eclectic sounds of the season on Jingle Jams, a 24/7 uninterrupted stream curated by XPN's own Kris Kringle, Robert Drake! Once again, he's presenting a unique mix of seasonal songs celebrating both the holiday and winter seasons! All music, no talk - perfect to stream at home or at work!


Also, this holiday season...

This year WXPN is proud to present The 10th Annual XPN Local Home for the Holidays special produced and hosted by Helen Leicht broadcasting on XPN Tuesday, December 18 at 8 pm with a rebroadcast on Sunday, December 24 at 10am. Showcasing many regional-based musicians performing their unique versions of holiday songs.

To celebrate ten years, this year's special was recorded LIVE in front of an audience of XPN Members at World Cafe Live on December 2 - and includes performances by Good Old War, Mutlu, Ali Awan, Jeremy Keys of Hardwork Movement, Deadfellow, Lizanne Knott & John Conahan, Katie Frank, Bright Kelly of The Great Enough and Matthew Schuler.

The 26th annual edition of "The Night Before on XPN with Robert Drake" from midnight to midnight on Monday, December 24. Host Robert Drake, who also programs Jingle Jams, will take over WXPN for 24 non-stop hours! Expect the unexpected along with much celebrating amid the holiday music delights.

As Robert says, "it was 26 years ago when WXPN came to me, with those puppy-dog eyes, hoping that I'd fill in on December 24. Seems no one was available, and in those days before digital, you needed a body to oversee any programming. So, I agreed - as long as they gave me complete freedom to spin an aural web of sounds of the season - direct from my collection of holiday tunes. What they didn't know was that I had already developed a fascination for Christmas songs. Not the burnt cookies anyone can hear up and down the dial in December. My collection was chock-full of unique nuggets - some not given the light of day for decades."

Interact with Robert and all the #XPNNightBefore fans - visit the show's page at XPN.org/hohoho And, if you are on Facebook, be sure to join the Night Before on XPN community: XPNNightBefore Facebook Group

To better explain The Night Before on XPN with Robert Drake, check out this 'timeless classic' about our annual aural tradition, written and performed by Philly's own Bah & The Humbugs all about The Night Before The Night Before


After twenty-five years Robert Drake has collected a box of holiday music and snippets that - for whatever reason - never made it to his annual December 24 specials.

So, this year he once again asked his colleague Eric Schuman to join him and together they will host a 3+ hour late night celebration designed to twinkle your eyes and merry your dimples! It's Merry Fringemas - from the cutting room floor of The Night Before!

Merry Fringemas with Robert Drake & Eric Schuman will air Christmas Day, 12:30am-4am ET.