WXPN

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WXPN-FM is the non-commercial public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania and the premier radio showcase for contemporary music that spans the progressive edges of rock, folk, rhythm and blues, and American roots. WXPN also produces programming for national syndication. Our signature program,World Café with David Dye is distributed by Public Radio International and broadcasts daily on more than 160 public radio stations nationwide. WXPN also produces the Peabody-Award winning Kids Corner, hosted by Kathy O'Connell. WXPN also produces the annual Singer Songwriter Weekend two-day music festival.

Series

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19 Pieces

Musicians on the Record features first-person accounts from artists who muse about meaningful albums in their lives

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Sep 28, 2005
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12 Pieces

Women Making Music is a series of 2-3 minute modules in which contemporary singer-songwriters offer first person accounts of their craft.

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Mar 03, 2005
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2 Pieces

Fall 2008 testimonials

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Feb 24, 2009

Latest Pieces

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Texas native Rhett Miller threw away a full scholarship to Sarah Lawrence College to pursue music full-time. His gamble paid off. Miller's band O...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 01, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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When Steve Forbert began making records in the late 1970's he was dubbed "the new Dylan". No doubt, critics and audiences responded to his intelli...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 01, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Review: Otis Taylor album "Pentatonic Wars & Love Songs"

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WDNA, KKRN, KKRN, KEOS and more


  • Added: Jun 30, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Frederick Usher, a collector and scholar of many kinds of art and music has died. He gave us the intriguing 1960 album "One String Blues."

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), GCR (Global Community Radio), KKRN, KKRN, KEOS and more


  • Added: Jun 25, 2009
  • Length: 04:24
  • Purchases: 7
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A remembrance of the late Koko Taylor. Career review includes her rare first recording.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), GCR (Global Community Radio), WDNA, KKRN, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jun 04, 2009
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Blues File review of Chuck Berry boxed set "You Never Can Tell: His Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966"

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KKRN, KKRN, KEOS, and WEFT


  • Added: May 21, 2009
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 5
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Slaid Cleaves may not be the most well-known Texas musician, but he does boast some influential fans, including novelist Stephen King and public ra...

Bought by Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota


  • Added: May 18, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Review of a new fake bootleg album called "Authorized Bootleg" of Muddy Waters in concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco in 1966

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KKRN, KKRN, KTRL, and WEFT


  • Added: May 15, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 5
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On this edition of "A Musician's Life" Tracey Tanenbaum speaks with The Bacon Brothers. The Bacon Brothers are screen actor Kevin Bacon and his br...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: May 07, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Tracey Tanenbaum speaks with Squeeze's founding member Glenn Tilbrook. In the early 1980's critics were comparing Tilbrook and his collaborator Ch...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: May 01, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1