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

  • 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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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