WXPN paid tribute to the greatest decade in music, the 70s, with an #XPNBinge on 70s weekend. We’ve put together a massive (400 plus songs) Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure. Enjoy the music.
Here at WXPN we love the 70s. From singer-songwriters and classic rockers, to classic soul, funk and R&B, to fusion and traditional jazz, one-hit wonders, and the sounds of punk rock and new wave, WXPN presents a Binge on the 70s weekend, this Friday through Sunday, October 21 to 23rd starting with an all-70s Funky Friday with David Dye at 4 p.m. Continue reading →
Yesterday was the debut of Chris Thile as the new host of A Prairie Home Companion. Thile, the Grammy winning mandolin player and singer in Nickel Creek, and member of the Punch Brothers, has taken on the role of the new host after long time host Garrison Keillor stepped down in July. Continue reading →
On October 14th, 1991, the host and producer of World Cafe, David Dye, put the first national episode of the show up into the public radio satellite to begin what has been 25 amazing years bringing music to audiences around the world. Continue reading →
What started out as a 50th birthday celebration hang for Philly Live Nation head honcho Geoff Gordon ended up much bigger. Continue reading →
Last Thursday, October 6th, WXPN Mid-day host Helen Leicht was honored by LiveConnections for her 40 years in radio broadcasting in Philadelphia at World Cafe Live. Leicht created the Breakfast With The Beatles show at WIOQ in the 1970s, and worked there (and at WMMR) before becoming mid-day host at WXPN and host of XPN Local. Continue reading →
The Philadelphia Music Alliance has announced an “all jazz” lineup of inductees to the 30th anniversary Walk of Fame induction class of 2016. Continue reading →