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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – It’s the most wonderful time of the year and today WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, announced its programming highlights for the holidays.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound as its December Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, December 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – WXPN (http://www.xpn.org), the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, today debuted a new quarterly series entitled “Sense of Place” on its flagship program, World Cafe.
Philadelphia, Pa. – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and home of the Peabody award-winning Kids Corner radio show, will air a special Kids Corner program on Monday, November 21 on the subject of child abuse. Host Kathy O’Connell will speak with social worker Tracey Thomasey from the Support Center for Child Advocates who will share strategies families can use together to identify and report incidents of abuse.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Alabama Shakes as its November Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, November 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Laura Marling as its October Artist To Watch. WXPN Asst. Music Director and Host Mike Vasilikos presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, October 3, in the 4 p.m. hour.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – WXPN (http://www.xpn.org), the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and producer of the World Cafe®, today announced that it has teamed up with Philadelphia Brewing Co. to produce the World Cafe® Broadcaster Brown Ale. Brewed in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the World Cafe® radio program, the Broadcaster Brown Ale will be available on draught at select bars throughout the greater Philadelphia region beginning at the end of September.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Diego Garcia as its September Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, September 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.

Philadelphia, Pa. The Key (http://thekey.xpn.org), WXPN’s online source for discovering Philly’s best local music and a member of NPR’s ARGO Network, today launched a monthly online video series called The Key Studio Video Sessions to highlight local musicians.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 1, 2011 – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Gary Clark Jr. as its August Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month’s on-air segments today, August 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.