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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Updated: Mar 22, 2005
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7 Pieces

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

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  • 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

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  • Updated: Mar 31, 2005
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4 Pieces

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

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  • Updated: Jul 25, 2013

Latest Pieces

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A 30 minute episode of Daytrotter Radio featuring the Punch Brothers, Baby Teeth & Doveman

  • Added: Oct 15, 2008
  • Length: 30:05
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Meet Garrett Dutton III, AKA G. Love. He was 19 and busking on the streets of Philadelphia when he hit on his signature style--what he's termed "T...

Bought by WGDR and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Oct 13, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A 30 minute episode of Daytrotter Radio featuring Phantom Planet, The Snake The Cross The Crown & Ra Ra Riot

  • Added: Oct 08, 2008
  • Length: 27:55
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Review of John Lee Hooker Jr.'s new album "All Odds Against Me" an angsty, emotional, witty outing that may just be 2008's finest blues release.

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


  • Added: Oct 02, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Justin Townes Earle talks about his childhood as the son of songwriter Steve Earle, his teenage infatuation with drugs and alcohol and why he prefe...

Bought by WGDR and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 29, 2008
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 2
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A 30 minute episode of Daytrotter Radio featuring Thao Nguyen & The Get Down Stay Down and Ben Sollee

  • Added: Sep 29, 2008
  • Length: 29:40
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A 30 minute episode of Daytrotter Radio featuring The Felice Brothers, Langhorne Slim & Akron/Family

  • Added: Sep 25, 2008
  • Length: 27:59
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Chris Walla doesn't take anything for granted. As producer and guitarist for one of today's most popular bands, Chris is happy his old audience re...

Bought by WGDR and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 23, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In New Zealand Liam Finn's dad Neil Finn (of Split Enz and Crowded House) is royalty. Both in the U.S. and at home Liam is trying to establish him...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 22, 2008
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Musician Martin Sexton is a pretty happy guy. After years of struggling, he seems to have it all.

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


  • Added: Sep 16, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3