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WXPN Radio

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

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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.
Mike Vasilikos

On-Air Host and Associate Program Director

Mike spends most of his days here at WXPN listening to new music, some of which you ultimately hear on WXPN. In addition to hosting the New Music Show on Tuesday nights at 8pm, you'll hear Mike filling in for other hosts, as needed.

Born & Raised

Garden City, NY

First Record Purchased

The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

First Cassette Owned

Cocktail Soundtrack (1988 Tom Cruise movie)

First Concert

Dave Matthews Band with Ben Harper at Jones Beach Amphitheatre (6.9.96)

Favorite Bands/Artists

Dave Matthews Band, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Sublime, Bob Marley, and Billy Joel

Favorite Local Bands

Jukebox The Ghost, Ben Arnold, and John Francis

Favorite Movie

A Bronx Tale

Musician Mike Was Most Excited to Meet

Tim Reynolds, founding member of the band TR3

Favorite People

My parents, Larry David, David Simon, Joe Torre, and Dave Matthews

How Mike Got Into Radio

I walked into an introductory meeting at my college radio station. They gave me an on-air shift, and I never looked back.

Weirdest Boss

The manager at a pizza place I worked at in college. The guy would followed his employees around, more or less re-doing whatever they just did. If I swept the floor, the boss would follow me with another broom. Perhaps the most condescending person I've ever met.

A Few More Things You Don't Know About Mike:

Graduate of Towson University, in Towson, MD, and before landing at WXPN, I was the Program Director at WTMD, another Triple A station, in Baltimore.

Mike's picks for Best CDs and Songs of 2009 from XPN's Year In Review