PHILADELPHIA (SEPTEMBER 21, 2015): WXPN (XPN), the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (adult album alternative) music and non-commercial radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, today announced that it has hired Kristen Kurtis as its new host of the XPN Morning Show. Her start date on-air will be in October.
“We’re really excited to have Kristen join our team,” said Bruce Warren, WXPN Assistant General Manager for Programming. “She’s a huge lover of music, radio, people and the Philly area, where she grew up.”
Most recently, Kurtis was the award-winning Midday Host, Assistant Program Director and Music Director at KGSR 93.3 FM in Austin, Texas, where she started in 2011. She was previously Midday Host and Music Director for KEZE 96.9 FM and Afternoon Host at KZZU 92.9 FM, both in Spokane, Washington. She began her radio career in Boston, where she graduated from Emerson College and was Morning Host at WERS 88.9, and later held on-air shifts at WBOS 92.9 FM.
"As one who was raised on Philadelphia radio, returning to the area via 88.5 brings my life and career full circle. I am ecstatic, proud, and honored to be joining the prestigious staff at WXPN,” said Kurtis.
In addition to on-air and programming expertise, Kurtis also brings to WXPN her skills in digital media, and experience in improv, sketch and stand-up comedy.
For more about WXPN, visit www.xpn.org.
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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 XPoNential Radio on XPN2 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 FM, 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.