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.
WXPN won all three of its nominations, which included "Station of the Year: Markets 1-50 (Non-commercial)," an award WXPN won last year as well. WXPN staff member Bruce Warren won the award for "Program Director of the Year" and first-time nominee Jim McGuinn won for "Personality of the Year." The last time the station was this successful was in 2002 when it received four awards, Station of the Year, Programmer, Personality and Music Director. Individual nominees were selected from commercial and non-commercial stations throughout the country.
"We're extremely proud and happy that we have won these coveted awards," said Roger LaMay, WXPN General Manager. "It is always gratifying when your industry recognizes your achievements. It's an honor to have our programming philosophy, artist selection and unfailing commitment to our listeners be so well rewarded."
The Radio & Records Industry Achievement Awards have honored the best in the Triple A industry since 1998. Winners were selected by radio and record company executives as well as artist management companies throughout the nation.
WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots, and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe, public radio's most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award winning Kids Corner hosted by Kathy O'Connell. WXPN also produces the alternative rock service, Y-Rock On XPN (yrockonxpn.org) as its secondary radio channel in HD. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM, and the world via online streaming at XPN.org and XPoNentialMusic.org.