And now, your schedule for #XPNStock: The 50th anniversary broadcast of Woodstock

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Janis Joplin at Woodstock | photo by Henry Diltz

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock this week, WXPN will present the ancestor of all music festivals as it all went down — a radio exclusive that includes all of the festival’s archived audio, from the music to the stage announcements to the rain delays.

Beginning on Thursday, August 15th at 5:07 p.m., #XPNStock will showcase newly reconstructed audio archives of each of Woodstock’s 32 performances over four days, from Richie Havens’ opening set to Jimi Hendrix’s closing one and everything in between, in as close to real time as possible. Tune in to hear the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and so many more — just as they sounded in 1969 during the weekend that would shape a generation.

During this time, portions of our specialty programming will be preempted including Funky Friday, the Blues Show, and Sleepy Hollow. Additionally, The Geator’s Rock & Roll Rhythm and Blues Express, Star’s End, and the Indie Rock Hit Parade will be preempted for Woodstock sets. Thursday evening’s Echoes will be aired at 2 a.m. on Friday. On Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. David Dye will host a special 1969 edition of the #XPN5050. Full schedule details can be found below.

Woodstock — As It Happened — 50 Years On is possible thanks to Rhino Entertainment’s Back to the Garden, a new Woodstock 50th anniversary collection that attempts to take the event that defined a generation back to its roots.

Schedule (all listed times are in EST)

Thursday, August 15
5:07 p.m. — Richie Havens
7:10 p.m. — Swami Satchidanadna
7:30 p.m. — Sweetwater
8:30 p.m. — Bert Sommer
9:20 p.m. — Tim Hardin
10:20 p.m. — Ravi Shankar
(Echoes is airing at 2AM on Friday)
11:20 p.m. — Melanie
11:55 p.m. — Arlo Guthrie


Friday, August 16
12:55 a.m. — Joan Baez
12:30 p.m. — Quill
1:20 p.m. — Country Joe McDonald
2 p.m. — Santana
3:30 p.m. — John B. Sebastian
(portions of Funky Friday will be preempted
4:45 p.m. — The Keef Hartley Band
6 p.m. — The Incredible String Band
7:30 p.m. — Canned Heat
9 p.m. — Mountain
10:30 p.m. — Grateful Dead
(The Indie Rock Hit Parade is preempted)


Saturday, August 17
12:30 a.m. — Creedence Clearwater Revival
2 a.m. — Janis Joplin
3:30 a.m. — Sly & The Family Stone
5 a.m. — The Who
(Portions of Sleepy Hollow with Chuck Elliot will be preempted)
8 a.m. — Jefferson Airplane
(Please note: David Dye will host a special 1969 XPN 5050 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m)
2 p.m. — Joe Cocker
(The Geator’s Rock and Roll Rhythm & Blues Express is preempted)
6:30 p.m. — Country Joe & The Fish
(Portions of The Blues Show with Jonny Meister will be preempted)
8:15 p.m. — Ten Years After
10 p.m. — The Band


Sunday, August 18
12 a.m. — Johnny Winter
(Star’s End with Chuck Van Zyl is preempted)
1:30 a.m. — Blood, Sweat & Tears
3 a.m. — Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
(Portions of Sleepy Hollow with Keith Kelleher and Julian Booker will be preempted)
6 a.m. — The Butterfield Blues Band
7:30 a.m. — Sha Na Na
9 a.m. — Jimi Hendrix

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