WXPN Adds â€˜The Moth Radio Hour'
September 16, 2013 at 2:48 PM (PT)
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Triple A WXPN/PHILDALEPHIA is adding one of the most popular public radio programs in the U.S. -- The Moth Radio Hour -- to its programming lineup. It begins on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th at 10p.
The Moth Radio Hour features the best in storytelling. The radio program grew from the acclaimed non-for-profit organization The Moth, which is dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.
Founded by poet and novelist GEORGE DAWES GREEN in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. The Moth Radio Hour program debuted in 2009 and currently can be heard on more than 200 radio stations nationwide
Assist. GM/Programming BRUCE WARREN said, “XPN is engaged and supportive of the arts, and there’s a growing local storytelling and spoken word community here in Philly that we want to help support. The Moth Radio Hour, its podcasts and live events are tremendously popular, and it’s an excellent, high-quality, well-produced program that we think will hold great appeal for our listeners.”
To accommodate The Moth Radio Hour on TUESDAY NIGHTS at 10p, XPN Local with hosts HELEN LEICHT and JOHN VETTESE will air from 8-10, instead of from 8-11p.