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WXPN Picks Up Awards in the Categories of Non-Commercial Triple A Station of the Year, Programmer of the Year, and Air Personality of the Year

Philadelphia, PA – 88.5 WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A music won accolades from industry peers at a music industry awards ceremony hosted on August 5th by the radio trade publication Radio & Records, winning all three of the categories for which they were nominated.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names The Format its August Artist To Watch. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Tuesday, August 1 in the four o’clock hour.

Philadelphia– Alternative Rock fans in Philadelphia now have a place to find their music on air. WXPN General Manager Roger LaMay and Y100Rocks.com Program Director Jim McGuinn announced today the two organizations’ partnership to create YžRock On XPN, bringing alternative music back to the airwaves as well as a 24/7 online web stream.

Makes Available Online, Nationally and Internationally, Its Vast Music Library, including World Cafe®, WXPN, and Y Rock on XPN

Philadelphia, PA – On August 1, WXPN 88.5 FM, the nationally recognized leader in Triple-A Radio and the premier source for musical discovery of new and significant artists in rock, blues, root, and folk, makes its vast library of music even more accessible when it launches XPoNential Music On Demand, a separately branded and media-rich music Web site.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, has selected Grace Potter and the Nocturnals as the XPN Artist To Watch for July. Bruce Warren, WXPN’s assistant general manager for programming, will present the first of the month’s on-air segments focusing on this soulful quartet on Monday, July 3rd in the four o’clock hour.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, has selected The Hiders to be the XPN Artist To Watch for June. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments focusing on this Cincinnati-based indie-band on Monday, June 5th in the four o’clock hour.
Citizen Cope, Steve Wynn, Josh Ritter, Konono No. 1, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Brandi Carlile among the more than 30 acts to perform before thousands of XPN fans.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. WXPN (88.5 FM), the nationally recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, is announcing the lineup for the 2006 “WXPN All About The Music Festival” presented by Subaru today during the 4pm hour.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Gnarls Barkley its May Artist To Watch. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments on Monday, May 1 in the four o’clock hour.
WXPN's Kathy O'Connell Honored by the Philadelphia Society for Services to Children
PHILADELPHIA, PA – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Guillemots the Artist To Watch for April. Host David Dye will present the first of the month’s on-air segments focusing on this rising British-based pop band on Monday, April 3 in the four o’clock hour.