PHILADELPHIA (SEPTEMBER 20, 2013): WXPN is pleased to recognize longtime WXPN folk music host Gene Shay, who will be honored for his decades of contributions to Philadelphia music when he is inducted into the Philly Music Walk of Fame in an 11 a.m. press conference and 12 p.m. public ceremony on Thursday, October 24 by the Philadelphia Music Alliance (PMA) in front of the Doubletree Hotel, 237 South Broad St.
PHILADELPHIA (SEPTEMBER 16, 2013): One of the most popular public radio programs in the U.S., The Moth Radio Hour, will be broadcast by WXPN starting on Tuesday, September 17 at 10 pm ET.
The Moth Radio Hour features the best in storytelling from "everyday raconteurs," as cited in its 2011 Peabody Award, the highest honor in broadcasting.
PHILADELPHIA - To cap off its year-long Mississippi Blues Project in style, WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will present a free Funky Blues Finale and Dance Party on Friday, September 6 at the TLA in Philadelphia, for which doors will open at 4:30 PM.
PHILADELPHIA– Kids Corner, WXPN’s award-winning call-in radio show for kids, invites families and young festival goers who will be attending the upcoming 2013 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru, taking place July 26 through July 28 on the Camden, NJ waterfront, to join in celebrating its 25th anniversary by visiting the Festival’s popular Kids Corner area in the Camden Children’s Garden, adjacent to Wiggins Park in Camden, NJ, on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 from 12 pm to 5 pm to enjoy special activities and guests.
At the Kids Corner 25th anniversary tent, kids will have the chance to meet program host Kathy O’Connell and some of their favorite Kids Corner on-air guests. Joining the celebration will be members of Rock To The Future, the Philadelphia program that sponsors music education for city youth at no cost to their families.
PHILADELPHIA - The seventh edition of WXPN-FM’s quarterlySense of Place series is all about the musical hotbed of Brazil, and features interviews and performances recorded there exclusively for four, two-hour special World Cafe® programs airing Tuesday, July 16 through Friday, July 19. In addition to Sense of Place: Brazil, music and interviews from two Argentinean artists will also be featured during Latin Roots on World Cafe airing on July 11 and July 25.
30-plus artists to perform on four stages at two venues over three days
on Camden, NJ waterfront from July 26-28
PHILADELPHIA Singer-songwriter ERIN McKEOWN will join more than 30 other previously-announced artists who are performing at the 2013 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru, it was announced today by WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. The daily schedule of Festival performances taking place from Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28 at Wiggins Park on the Camden, NJ waterfront was also announced.