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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a look at challenging efforts to produce the blues form in new ways

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, KFOK-LPFM, KFOK-LPFM, WEFT and more


  • Added: Dec 09, 2005
  • Length: 03:04
  • Purchases: 9
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Blues File: a look at Blues sidemen becoming band leaders

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


  • Added: Nov 18, 2005
  • Length: 02:46
  • Purchases: 6
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review of "The Great Johnny Adams Blues Album"

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


  • Added: Nov 10, 2005
  • Length: 02:44
  • Purchases: 6
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review of Jelly Roll Morton "The Complete Library Of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax"

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


  • Added: Oct 27, 2005
  • Length: 02:49
  • Purchases: 7
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review of CD "Hard Time Killin' Floor"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Oct 19, 2005
  • Length: 02:41
  • Purchases: 7
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Blues man Buddy Guy reflects on his favorite album, B.B King's "Live at the Regal".

Bought by Musicians' Radio, KBUT, KDLG, Prairie Public, and KUT


  • Added: Oct 17, 2005
  • Length: 04:51
  • Purchases: 5
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Matisyahu performs reggae and hip-hop. He's also a Hasidic Jew. As a teenager, Matis found spiritual sustenance in an album by the jam band Phish.

Bought by KWCW and KBUT


  • Added: Oct 10, 2005
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Austin based artist Nanci Griffith says Bruce Springsteen's "Tunnel of Love" helped her recover from a broken relationship.

Bought by KBUT and KUT


  • Added: Oct 06, 2005
  • Length: 03:22
  • Purchases: 2
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The Decemberist's frontman, Colin Meloy, says he discovered anyone could make music when he heard "Psychocandy" by The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Bought by KBUT and KWCW


  • Added: Oct 06, 2005
  • Length: 03:12
  • Purchases: 2
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Rocker Liz Phair praises the Stevie Wonder classic "Songs in the Key of Life"

Bought by KBUT and Prairie Public


  • Added: Oct 06, 2005
  • Length: 03:52
  • Purchases: 2