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To recognize and show appreciation for its young audience at such a key juncture, a brief kid’s press conference will take place at 10:45 a.m., when budding journalists from area elementary and middle schools will ask questions about the program and its longevity to Kids Corner program host Kathy O’Connell. One lucky young listener will have the chance to join the others on stage and ask his or her question via an online contest underway at

The press conference will be followed by live music from noted kids music performers representing opposite corners of the USA: From Seattle, The Not-Its! (at 11 a.m.), followed by Greensboro, North Carolina’s Big Bang Boom (at 12 p.m.).

“Twenty-five years ago, I said ‘I’ll give Philly a year,’” said O’Connell. “I’m grateful and a little stunned that the families of Philadelphia and beyond have given me 25 years! There’s no better way to start celebrating the silver anniversary of Kids Corner than with a gathering of Kids Corner kids and their families enjoying wonderful music together. That’s what we’ve been bringing Delaware Valley families for 25 years.”

Tickets for the Kids Corner Music Festival are available now at or by calling (800) 543-7976 at a cost of $8 each for WXPN members ($12 for the general public).

Airing weeknights from 7pm to 8pm on WXPN-FM 88.5 FM, Kids Corner is WXPN’s live, interactive radio show for children that has earned more than two dozen broadcasting awards, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in radio and television broadcasting. The show’s primary mission is to provide a stimulating variety of educational and entertaining topics, guests and music for children ages 6 to 13. The program also serves as a resource for parents, educators and professionals in child-related fields.

Since March 2011, the Kids Corner Music Festival series has entertained more than 3,000 kids at events presented in Philadelphia, Central Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. With a mission to present quality music that the entire family can enjoy, the festivals showcase some of the newest and most popular sounds heard nightly on Kids Corner.