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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 Delta Spirit as its October Artist To Watch. Host Jim McGuinn will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Wednesday, October 1 in the 4 p.m. hour.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Album Adult Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania today announced a friendly wager between Jim McGuinn, XPN’s afternoon host and Y-Rock On XPN music director and 88Nine RadioMilwaukee’s afternoon host and music director Scott Mullins.

Youth to design and paint Kids Corner mural

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (September 8, 2008) - WXPN, the member-supported public radio station from the University of Pennsylvania, today announced plans for the seventh and final installment in the Sounds of Philadelphia Mural Series developed in partnership with the Mural Arts Program. The mural will focus on the station's Kids Corner radio show and will enlist area children and schools to help design and produce the art.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., September 8, 2008 - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Album Adult Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, welcomes Mike Vasilikos as Assistant Music Director and on-air host.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names The Felice Brothers as its September Artist To Watch. Host Jim McGuinn will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Tuesday, September 2 in the 4 p.m. hour.

Program will feature interviews with Billy Bragg, Ani Difranco, Dixie Chicks, Pete Seeger, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, John Fogerty, Jackson Browne, Merle Haggard, Gil Scott-Heron, and others.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 27, 2008 - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Album Adult Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania will debut "Power of Song," a radio and Web based series highlighting music and musicians that have had an impact on society and culture. 

Awarded Station of the Year, Staff Also Recognized as Triple A Radio Leaders

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. August 12, 2008 -- WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A (adult album alternative) music and a non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, and two of its station personnel won top honors at the annual Radio & Records Triple A Industry Achievement Awards in Boulder, CO last weekend.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Fleet Foxes as its August Artist To Watch. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Friday, August 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 Black Kids as its July Artist To Watch. Host Bruce Warren will present the first of the month’s on-air segments July 1 in the 4 p.m. hour.