WXPN

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WXPN-FM is the non-commercial public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania and the premier radio showcase for contemporary music that spans the progressive edges of rock, folk, rhythm and blues, and American roots. WXPN also produces programming for national syndication. Our signature program,World Café with David Dye is distributed by Public Radio International and broadcasts daily on more than 160 public radio stations nationwide. WXPN also produces the Peabody-Award winning Kids Corner, hosted by Kathy O'Connell. WXPN also produces the annual Singer Songwriter Weekend two-day music festival.

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The Proclaimers are Scotland's Charlie and Craig Reid. Here in the States they're best known for the tune "I'm Gonna be (500 miles) popularized in ...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Dec 05, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The singer-songwriter best known for her indie-rock band "Throwing Muses" talks about her unorthodox, and involuntary approach to making music.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Dec 02, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Ralph Covert doesn't see much difference between the music he made with his Chicago indie-rock band The Bad Examples and the songs he churns out fo...

Bought by WGDR and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Nov 21, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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As a young sax player, C.J. Chenier planned to pursue a career in jazz. Then his father Zydeco great Clifton Chenier, recruited his son to play in...

Bought by WGDR


  • Added: Nov 20, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A 30 minute episode of Daytrotter Radio featuring The Subjects and O'Death

  • Added: Nov 12, 2008
  • Length: 29:34
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Singer songwriter Duncan Sheik feels much more at ease watching other people perform his work. He likes writing and recording his own albums but h...

Bought by WGDR, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and Mississippi Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Nov 10, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A 30 minute episode of Daytrotter Radio featuring Jolie Holland, Justin Townes Earle & The Ruby Suns

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Nov 04, 2008
  • Length: 29:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Ben Taylor resisted becoming a musician for a lot of reasons, beginning with the pressure of his lineage. Taylor is the son of James Taylor and Ca...

Bought by WGDR, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 03, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Musicians routinely sing about love--love in bloom and love gone bad. But there's another songwriting tradition as well--the political or protest ...

Bought by WORLDcompass.org, WFHB, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 27, 2008
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 3
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A 30 minute episode of Daytrotter Radio featuring Department Of Eagles, The New Frontiers & Neva Dinova

  • Added: Oct 21, 2008
  • Length: 30:21
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A 30 minute episode of Daytrotter Radio featuring the Punch Brothers, Baby Teeth & Doveman

  • Added: Oct 15, 2008
  • Length: 30:05
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Meet Garrett Dutton III, AKA G. Love. He was 19 and busking on the streets of Philadelphia when he hit on his signature style--what he's termed "T...

Bought by WGDR and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Oct 13, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A 30 minute episode of Daytrotter Radio featuring Phantom Planet, The Snake The Cross The Crown & Ra Ra Riot

  • Added: Oct 08, 2008
  • Length: 27:55
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Review of John Lee Hooker Jr.'s new album "All Odds Against Me" an angsty, emotional, witty outing that may just be 2008's finest blues release.

Bought by KKRN, KHNS, KTRL, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and WEFT


  • Added: Oct 02, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Justin Townes Earle talks about his childhood as the son of songwriter Steve Earle, his teenage infatuation with drugs and alcohol and why he prefe...

Bought by WGDR and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 29, 2008
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 2
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A 30 minute episode of Daytrotter Radio featuring Thao Nguyen & The Get Down Stay Down and Ben Sollee

  • Added: Sep 29, 2008
  • Length: 29:40
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A 30 minute episode of Daytrotter Radio featuring The Felice Brothers, Langhorne Slim & Akron/Family

  • Added: Sep 25, 2008
  • Length: 27:59
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Chris Walla doesn't take anything for granted. As producer and guitarist for one of today's most popular bands, Chris is happy his old audience re...

Bought by WGDR and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 23, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In New Zealand Liam Finn's dad Neil Finn (of Split Enz and Crowded House) is royalty. Both in the U.S. and at home Liam is trying to establish him...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and KMXT


  • Added: Sep 22, 2008
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Musician Martin Sexton is a pretty happy guy. After years of struggling, he seems to have it all.

Bought by WGDR, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 16, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3