Music Heals

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"Music can change the world because it can change people." ~Bono

“Music Heals” is part of a station wide commitment to illuminating the powerful and soothing impact of music on the listener’s mental and physical well-being. The healing power of music is at the heart of the WXPN Musicians On Call program which has brought live music to the bedsides of over 80,000 patients and their families at seven area hospitals since 2004, helping them transcend physical pain and the emotional challenges of illness.

We ask you to consider contributing to WXPN's Musicians On Call program. Go here to contribute. You can also join us for our Musicians On Call 5k run on October 2nd, 2016. Go here for registration and sign up details.

The following audio features explore the impact of music on mental health and wellness with a series of programs and segments geared to both adults and children. XPN Morning Show News Director Bob Bumbera reports on the role that music plays in our well being.

Stacey Jarrell is the Director of the Therapy Department at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden NJ. She's been personally involved with WXPN's Musicians On Call program for 7 years, and here she talks about the impact musicians and their bedside performances make a significant positive impact on patient's lives.

WXPN's Bob Bumbera talks with Carol Lynn Daley, the Vice President of Communications for the Lourdes Health System, and Fran Hogan - the Nurse Manager of the Progressive Care Unit at Lourdes - about the value of Musicians On Call and the impact that music has on the well being of their patients.

XPN Marketing Director Kim Winnick shares her story about how Musicians On Call impacted her and her brother Keith's spiritual being during his illness with lymphoma.

Singer-songwriter Amos Lee discusses his involvement with WXPN's Musicians On Call Program and the healing power of music with XPN's Morning Show News reporter Bob Bumbera.

On this special "Music Heals" edition of Kids Corner, host Kathy O'Connell talks with Tracey Thomasey from the Support Center for Child Advocates about sadness, depression and more.

Philly singer-songwriter Katie Frank discusses with Bob Bumbera about how she uses music as a recreational therapist.

Bob Bumbera talks to Scot Sax about his work with "Project Playback"

Listen to our Music Heals Spotify Playlist