WXPN Rebrands XPN2 As Singer-Songwriter Radio
January 2, 2013 at 10:05 AM (PT)
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Triple A WXPN/PHILADELPHIA has announced its new, online music stream, XPN2 SINGER-SONGWRITER RADIO, that is devoted to artists whose music is rooted in the singer-songwriter tradition. The new stream, also broadcast on HD2 at 88.5-2, launched TODAY (1/2).
SINGER-SONGWRITER RADIO showcases music by both heritage and new artists -- and features exclusive in-studio performances with many of them. The new stream is hosted by current, familiar WXPN DJs, including MICHAELA MAJOUN, HELEN LEICHT, DAN REED and DAVID DYE.
SINGER-SONGWRITER RADIO is also where several outstanding music programs can be heard, including an additional broadcast of WXPN’s award-winning, nationally syndicated World Cafe, the syndicated Mountain Stage radio program, Folkadelphia, hosted by FRED KNITTEL and Folk Alley, produced and hosted in part by legendary XPN folk music radio host GENE SHAY.
"Our mission at WXPN is to connect artists with audiences," said Assist. GM/Programming BRUCE WARREN, "and our listeners really respond to this rich field of artists that spans several decades and genres. From JACKSON BROWNE and JONI MITCHELL to BRIGHT EYES and DAVID WAX MUSEUM, and from STEVE EARLE and EMMYLOU HARRIS to RYAN ADAMS and LIANNE LA HAVAS, there is quite a bit of variety and plenty for listeners to discover and enjoy."