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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.

WXPN 30 Days of Philly Arts Recommends The Best In Philadelphia-Area Arts Events Throughout September - On-air and online guide will feature host Michaela Majoun’s picks and special guest interviews

PHILADELPHIA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple-A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, is also a leading guide to the arts in the Philadelphia area. XPN Morning Show host Michaela Majoun will present 30 Days of Philly Arts, a daily on-air and online guide to essential area arts events to see, hear and do during September.
Featuring A Special Live Performance By Blues Artist James Cotton

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, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Daughn Gibson as its August Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, August 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.
WXPN's 20th Consecutive Outdoor Summer Music Festival Features 30+ Artists
PHILADELPHIA - Today, WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, kicks off its much-anticipated 2013 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru.

The three-day XPoNential Music Festival features an exciting lineup of 30-plus artists performing on four stages in two venues on the Camden, NJ waterfront: Wiggins Park, at Mickle Boulevard & Delaware River and Susquehanna Bank Center (SBC), located at 1 Harbour Blvd. It will take place rain or shine with gates opening today at 5 PM. The full Festival schedule follows, below.
Activities at Camden's Children Garden July 27 & 28 will be part of 2013 XPoNential Music Festival

PHILADELPHIAKids 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.

•Samba, forró, tropicalia, bossa nova and more are explored in depth from July 16-19
•Music from Argentina also airs July 11 and July 25 on Latin Roots


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.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Valerie June as its July Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month’s on-air segments today, July 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.
For 2013 XPoNential Music Festival Presented by Subaru

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.