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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19 Pieces

Musicians on the Record features first-person accounts from artists who muse about meaningful albums in their lives

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Sep 28, 2005
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12 Pieces

Women Making Music is a series of 2-3 minute modules in which contemporary singer-songwriters offer first person accounts of their craft.

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Mar 03, 2005
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2 Pieces

Fall 2008 testimonials

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Feb 24, 2009

Latest Pieces

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Robert Belfour, and Robert "Bilbo" Walker and Anthony "Big A" Sherrod, in concert in Philadelphia

Bought by WNMU-FM, WCAI / WNAN, KMUN, WHRV, WMHT and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Credit: Mike Lynch
Jimmy "Duck" Holmes and Terry "Harmonica" Bean in concert in Philadelphia

Bought by WSLR, WNMU-FM, KMUN, WHRV, WMHT and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The Cedric Burnside Project and Big George Brock, in concert at The Philadelphia Folk Festival

Bought by WNMU-FM, WHRV, WMHT, and KMUN


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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The Homemade Jamz Blues Band and Super Chikan in concert in Philadelphia

Bought by WNMU-FM, WHRV, WMHT, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KMUN and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Linsey Alexander has "Been There, Done That"

Bought by KPVL, KTRL, WDNA, WRGY, KUOW and more


  • Added: Sep 26, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 21
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The latest from trombonist Steve Turre, who also plays sea shells

Bought by KPVL, KTRL, WDNA, WRGY, KRPS and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 16
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Mighty Mo Rodgers celebrates the old Cadillacs

Bought by KPVL, WDNA, KMXT, WRGY, KRPS and more


  • Added: Sep 12, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 17
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Longtime mutual fans of one another, banjoist Bela Fleck and pianist Marcus Roberts cross an "imaginary divide"

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


  • Added: Sep 05, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 18
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Music of Joni Mitchell, both reinterpreted and played by the artist herself.

Bought by KPIP-LP, KPVL, RadioFreePalmer, WRGY, KMXT and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 18
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Talking with blues guitarist Paul Rishell about "Talking Guitar"

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


  • Added: Aug 22, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 15