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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67 Pieces

A grab bag of musicians muse about the creative and mundane aspecs of their lives. WXPN's Tracey Tanenbaum hosts this ongoing five minute weekly series

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Apr 17, 2008
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2 Pieces

Guest DJs talk about the music that inspired them in their formative years and what they listen to now, in their off-hours.

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Feb 08, 2004
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4 Pieces

Four separate features profile African American artists who have ties to Philadelphia

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  • Updated: Feb 04, 2007
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6 Pieces

a series of profiles celebrating black musicians in and their contributions to popular music

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  • Updated: Feb 02, 2006
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64 Pieces

A weekly exploration of blues and related musical forms

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  • Updated: Sep 26, 2012
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144 Pieces

The Blues File is a weekly snapshot of a topic in this culturally significant genre.

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Mar 22, 2005
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7 Pieces

A half-hour weekly show featuring in-studio performances from emerging independent musicians

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Sep 24, 2008
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A series of short-form pieces that WXPN used to galvanize listeners during our predrive & membership drive in fall 2008.

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  • Updated: Jan 05, 2009
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3 Pieces

An live hour of spoken word, poetry and song produced by the Writers House on the University of Pennsylvania

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2005
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4 Pieces

A series of concerts from the Philadelphia PA area by blues artists from Mississippi

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Jul 25, 2013

Latest Pieces

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Review of Guy Davis's album "Sweetheart Like You" with interview segments

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


  • Added: Jan 28, 2009
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 4
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Warren Zanes has taught about contemporary music at the University level. He's also championed the educational program at the Rock 'n Roll Hall of...

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


  • Added: Jan 26, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Saffire The Uppity Blues Women have decided to bring their band's career to a conclusion. Their new, and final, album is "Havin' The Last Word."

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, and WEFT


  • Added: Jan 16, 2009
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 3
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At 29 Derek Trucks is a veteran of the music business. The slide guitarist founded the Derek Trucks band at 14. By the time he was a teenager he ...

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


  • Added: Jan 16, 2009
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Listener Testimonial - Patti

  • Added: Jan 12, 2009
  • Length: :37
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Listener Testimonial - Lisa

  • Added: Jan 12, 2009
  • Length: :33
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Singer Songwriter Dar Williams talks about the value of WXPN in her own words.

  • Added: Jan 12, 2009
  • Length: :28
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Neil Halstead has gotten plenty of comparisons to his fellow countryman the legendary Nick Drake. In fact, Time Out magazine has called Halstead o...

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


  • Added: Jan 06, 2009
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 3
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Michael Hill says he doesn't judge people but he does judge actions. His music addresses the injustices he sees in the neighborhoods of New York a...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and Mississippi Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Dec 23, 2008
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 2
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In the early 1990's critics hailed Matthew Sweet a leader in the world of power pop. His 1991 album "Girlfriend" melded raw guitar sounds with cat...

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


  • Added: Dec 15, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2