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

  • From: WXPN
  • 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

  • From: WXPN
  • 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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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

  • 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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Blues singer Demetria Taylor, daughter of blues great Eddie Taylor, is a "Bad Girl."

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


  • Added: Sep 21, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Watermelon Slim and Super Chikan combine on a strong new blues album.

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


  • Added: Sep 14, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Blues and Jazz pieces written about the events of September 11, 2001

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


  • Added: Sep 07, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Music of George Gershwin from many different artists.

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


  • Added: Aug 31, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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Retrospective of blues label devoted to modern rural blues from Mississippi

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


  • Added: Aug 24, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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New release from Vijay Iyer is a crossing between jazz and Indian music.

Bought by WRGY, WOUB, KPVL, KEOS, WMHT and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Four Nights Drunk, give or take a few - an old English ballad crosses over into The Blues again with Bobby Rush.

Bought by WRGY, KRPS, WOUB, KEOS, KTRL and more


  • Added: Aug 10, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Smart and soulful new jazz from guitarist Charlie Apicella & Iron City, plus bluesman Eric Gales' "Transformation"

Bought by WRGY, KRPS, WOUB, KEOS, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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New music from guitarist Fred Fried on his eight-string guitar with his trio

Bought by WRGY, KRPS, WOUB, KEOS, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Lots of new vibraphone-based music, Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica, Starlicker, Stefon Harris

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


  • Added: Jun 08, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12