WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Black Music City

BNC Black Music City honors Philadelphia's rich Black music history by inspiring today's creatives. The 2022 Grant application deadline is Jan 17th. More info.


Press Play Friday is new release day and each week we’ll feature a selection of new albums being released and songs we LOVE. Just PRESS PLAY.

XPN Free At Noon

  • The Infamous Stringduster Join us for a Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia as THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS performsa live midday concert at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Listen to World Cafe

  • Elvis Costello is still trying to grow up The phrase "young at heart" is a cliché, but when it comes to Elvis Costello, it really does apply. The Boy Named If is a trip through the inner life of a young person growing up full of imagination and self-discovery.

WXPN Kanaval

RSVP now for the upcoming WXPN Kanval Kanaval Ball! (Postponed till March 20, 2022) More info.

Artist To Watch

  • Wet Leg - January 2022 Our January 2022 Artist To Watch (first of the New Year) is the indie rock band Wet Leg.
NPR Music Live Sessions

Archived Streams

Concert Streams

Free At Noon Streams

World Cafe Streams


The next meeting of the WXPN Policy Board will take place on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
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