4th of July Weekend Specials

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - Jingle Jams

XPN's own Kris Kringle, (Robert Drake) is presenting a unique mix of seasonal songs celebrating both the holiday and winter seasons.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

XPoNential Radio


Celebrate the July 4th All Weekend Long on WXPN and XPN.org/listen

Friday, July 2

12noon - XPN Free At Noon Doubleheader, featuring Delta Spirit and She & Him

Tune in at 12noon for another doubleheader XPN Free At Noon Concert.

2pm-4pm - Special World Cafe

Cutting-edge live showcases are the focus of non-commercial radio's annual music conference, the Non-COMMvention, and the World Cafe presents this year's best performances in a special two-hour World Cafe with David Dye.

5pm - 7pm Funky Friday with Host, David Dye

Tune into Funky Friday on 88.5FM, as you head down to the shore.

Saturday July 3 - Best of 2010 | A Tribute To The Geator

10am-2pm The Best of 2010 and 1/2

Bruce Warren hosts a special year in music (so far) of the best albums and songs.

5-7pm – A Tribute To The Geator

Ben Vaughn hosts a two hour special to The Geator celebrating his 50th Anniversary on the air in Philly, The Geator’s 70th birthday. Ben spends two hours with The Geator as he tells the stories and plays the songs that he made famous on Philly radio. Read more on XPN press release.

A Music Mix for America from WXPN and NPR Music

Here's music to listen to as you sit at your computer and
stream a whole bunch of music that sings the praises of our great land.

Sunday July 4 - The Second Annual July 4th Shuffle

11am-6pm – We're loading up the XPN music machine, giving the DJ’s off and setting the station on shuffle. Mountain Stage follows at 6pm, then The Folk Show with Gene Shay from 8 to 11pm.

Monday July 5 – Wish You Were At Bonnaroo Concert Playback

9am-10am – Backstage @ Bonnaroo

Featuring exclusive acoustic performances recorded at Bonnaroo from The Black Keys, Dawes, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Phoenix, John Prine, Mumford & Sons & Dr. Dog

10am-2pm Bonnaroo Sets

Live sets from The National, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Brandi Carlile.

2pm-4pm – World Cafe w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

4pm-6pm – Rebroadcast of the World Cafe Non-Comm Special

Airs originally on Friday July 2.

6pm-8pm – Rebroadcast of The Geator/Ben Vaughn special

8pm-11pm – More Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo sets featuring the Flaming Lips playing Dark Side of The Moon and the Dave Matthews Band in concert.

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