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DJ Robert Drake on Living in Mummerville and the One Holiday Song He’ll Never Play

My full name is … Robert Alan Drake. I’d like to think my initials — RAD — represent me in the ’80s. I grew up […]

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New World Cafe Host Raina Douris on Following David Dye and Why Radio Will Never Die

David Dye hasn’t been the full-time host of World Cafe on WXPN since 2017. But let’s be honest: If we were to ask you for […]

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With 36 Hours of Woodstock, WXPN Leads an Aural Trip to the ’60s

The attempted reincarnation of the Woodstock music festival for its 50th anniversary was officially abandoned in late July, after a failed last-ditch proposal by festival organizers […]

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NPR Filmed a “Night Owl” Show at Federal Donuts, and It’s Amazing

It’s a beautiful marriage we never knew we needed. The folks at NPR (and closer, at WXPN) have filmed a stripped-down Night Owl show at […]

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One of Us: Kathy O’Connell

My name is … Kathleen Anne Clare O’Connell. I include my confirmation name in everything. I grew up in … Long Island. I came to […]

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Video Evidence: Don’t Miss These Artists at XPoNential

The XPoNential lineup is always an impressive mix of old favorites, rated rookies and artists hitting their stride, but this year’s roster looks especially hot. The […]

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The Star-Studded NonCommvention Takes Over World Café Live This Week

WXPN’s annual NON-COMMvention is really an insidery type deal — a place for music programmers from non-commercial/independent/triple-A radio stations from all over the country to […]

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Movies: WXPN Music Film Festival Starts Friday

This weekend, WXPN is putting music on the big screen at the Prince Theater on Broad Street. Let’s take it day by day: Friday, March 31 […]

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Talia Schlanger Named New Host of WXPN’s “World Cafe”

Talia Schlanger will take over for David Dye as host of “World Cafe,” WXPN announced today. The news was broken this morning by the Inquirer. […]

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Ryan Adams, Alabama Shakes and Many More Will Play XPoNential

One of the main music events of the summer is this weekend. WXPN’s XpoNential Music Festival takes over the Camden waterfront with 35 artists playing […]

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CONCERT REVIEW: Non-COMMvention Night 3

Non-COMM concluded with arguably the best of the three nights of music on Friday, May 20th. From harmony pairings to classic alternative rock to Philly […]

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CONCERT REVIEW: Non-COMMvention Night Two

NON-COMM night two brought an eclectic mix of harmonies and musical tastes to a sold-out crowd. All the performers put on quite a show in […]

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The 16th NON-COMMvention got underway on Wednesday, May 18th, at World Café with eight solid performances. A three-day convention for contemporary noncommercial music radio stations, […]

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LISTEN: Dr. Dog Writes a Song for the Phillie Phanatic

West Grove, Pennsylvania rock band Dr. Dog has written a song just for the Phillie Phanatic. Aptly titled “The Phanatic Song,” it debuted last night on […]

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What’s Happening This Month at Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park is hosting free events all summer long every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Pass by the west side of City Hall and you may just see or hear something […]