WXPN

StationAccount image

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

Caption: PRX default Series image
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
Caption: PRX default Series image
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
Series image
4 Pieces

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

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Feb 04, 2007
Caption: PRX default Series image
6 Pieces

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

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Feb 02, 2006
Caption: PRX default Series image
64 Pieces

A weekly exploration of blues and related musical forms

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2012
Caption: PRX default Series image
144 Pieces

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

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

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

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Sep 24, 2008
Caption: PRX default Series image
0 Pieces

A series of short-form pieces that WXPN used to galvanize listeners during our predrive & membership drive in fall 2008.

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Jan 05, 2009
Caption: PRX default Series image
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
Caption: Mississippi Blues Project
4 Pieces

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

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Jul 25, 2013

Latest Pieces


  • Added: Dec 28, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Piece image
Holiday Show with Doug Munro & Nicole Henry

Bought by KRPS, WRGY, WLPR, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Piece image
Interview with Bob Riesman, author of Big Bill Broonzy biography

Bought by Prairie Public, WRGY, KRPS, KREV-LP, WMMT and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Piece image
Program devoted to guitarist Hubert Sumlin, who died December 4, 2011

Bought by WRGY, KMUW, KRPS, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
Piece image
Feature new album "Undeniable" from guitarist Pat Martino

Bought by WRGY, KRPS, KFOK-LPFM, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: Nov 30, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
Piece image
Interview with Bruce Iglauer, owner of Alligator Records

Bought by KRPS, KFOK-LPFM, KPVL, WOUB, KEOS and more


  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Piece image
Chicago blues musicians pay tribute to their predecessors on a new album "Chicago Blues A Living History The (R)evolution Continues"

Bought by WRGY, KRPS, KFOK-LPFM, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: Nov 02, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Piece image
Keb Mo's latest album "The Reflection" is featured

Bought by WRGY, KPVL, KRPS, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 26, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Piece image
Music from Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Mojo Buford, members of Muddy Waters band who recently passed away, new Trombone Shorty, Sanchez and Blancha...

Bought by WRGY, KPVL, KRPS, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 19, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
Piece image
New album from jazz pianist Lisa Hilton

Bought by WRGY, KPVL, KRPS, WOUB, KPVL and more


  • Added: Oct 05, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14