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

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  • Updated: Sep 24, 2008
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0 Pieces

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

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Jul 25, 2013

Latest Pieces

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Thirty second promo for station use

Bought by WBEZ and WPSU


  • Added: Apr 27, 2005
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2
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Preview: 2005 Pocono Blues Festival

Bought by KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, KUHB, and KDLG


  • Added: Apr 02, 2005
  • Length: 03:02
  • Purchases: 5
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Review of Macavine Hayes's album "Drinkhouse" and a look at the rural blues of the southeastern states through this artist & album.

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, KUHB and more


  • Added: Apr 01, 2005
  • Length: 02:38
  • Purchases: 6
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This edition of LIVE at tthe Writers House features some of Philadelphia's finest poets, writers and musicians.

  • Added: Apr 01, 2005
  • Length: 59:00
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This edition of LIVE at the Writers House features poets and writers from the University of Pennsylvania community.

  • Added: Apr 01, 2005
  • Length: 59:01
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Mary Gauthier is a Nashville based performer who has used her rich life experience as fodder for her material.

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2005
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 7
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In this Blues File reviewer Jonny Meister offers up his thoughts on Hubert Sumlin's new album "About Them Shoes."

Bought by WEFT, WQJC, KUHB, KDLG, and WVAS


  • Added: Mar 23, 2005
  • Length: 02:51
  • Purchases: 5
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This piece showcases new work by blueswoman Precious Bryant

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2005
  • Length: 02:47
  • Purchases: 7
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New York bluesman Michael Hill is a fiery guitarist, gifted songwriter, and

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2005
  • Length: 02:53
  • Purchases: 6
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Tori Amos has always had a one of a kind take on music making. In this three minute vignette she talks about the changes pregnancy and motherhood...

Bought by WSGE, KBUT, KBUT, KUT, WCOM and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2005
  • Length: 03:01
  • Purchases: 7