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PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Dr. Dog as its March, 2007 Artist To Watch. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Thursday, March 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.

Legendary DJ Gene Shay Added To Folk Alley Host Line-Up
WXPN To Expand XPoNential Music Service

Philadelphia, PA - Folk Alley and WXPN today announced a partnership that will expand the reach of folk music on the Internet. WXPN will add the Folk Alley stream to XPoNential Music On Demand while Folk Alley will add WXPN folk DJ Gene Shay to their host line-up. FolkAlley.com will also promote XPoNential Music’s streaming Triple A radio format on its web site.

Former WDRE Air-Staff To “Take-Over” Y-Rock On XPN Show

Philadelphia, PAY-Rock On XPN, the alternative music service on 88.5 WXPN and 24/7 stream on XPoNential Music On Demand, will host a “WDRE Takeover” on February 21, 2007 from 8-11 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names The Bird and the Bee as its February Artist To Watch. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Thursday, February 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will name British pop singer-songwriter Lily Allen the XPN Artist to Watch for January 2007. Host David Dye, will present the first of the month’s on-air segments featuring Allen on Tuesday, January 2nd during the four o’clock hour.

Drake to play holiday music for 24 hours - nonstop

PHILADELPHIA, PA December 22, 2008 - WXPN (http://www.xpn.org), the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, today announced its 15th Annual 'The Night Before on XPN' program which airs for 24 hours on December 24.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, today announced its 5th Annual WXPN Musicians On Call Benefit Concert to be held Wednesday, January 21 at World Cafe Live at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature performances by artists Rachael Yamagata, Andrew Lipke, and Matt Duke.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, is kicking off its 12 Days of XPN Local Music program on Monday, December 8.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names The Low Anthem as its December Artist To Watch. Host Jim McGuinn will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Monday, December 1 in the 4 p.m. hour.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Annuals as its November Artist To Watch. Host Jim McGuinn will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Monday, November 3 in the 4 p.m. hour.