WXPN’s Black Opry Residency reclaims Americana as the inclusive genre it can be
In collaboration with Black Opry, WXPN invited six Black Americana musicians to participate in a week-long residency in Philadelphia.
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw brings art history to ‘Kids Corner’ on WXPN
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw speaks about artists and art history during a monthly segment on WXPN’s “Kids Corner,” marking 35 years on the air with host Kathy O’Connell and producer Robert Drake.
WXPN seeks Black Americana artists for Black Opry Residency
WXPN is looking for five Black Americana artists for a week-long residency this winter. The brand-new artist development program is funded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
President Magill talks music interests on WXPN
Penn President Liz Magill stopped by WXPN's ‘Friday Morning Mixtape’ with Kristen Kurtis to share a 13-song playlist, what about music grabs her, and more.
ICA, WXPN awarded Pew Center for Arts & Heritage project grants
The Institute of Contemporary Art and WXPN have been awarded 2022 project grants from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Stuart Weitzman School of Design alumni James Maurelle, now on the faculty, and James Allister Sprang are among 12 Pew Fellows in the Arts named this year.
‘Kanaval’ documentary celebrates musical link between Haiti and New Orleans
WXPN debuts its latest radio documentary, exploring the historical and cultural connections between Haiti and New Orleans.
Radio magic: A summer internship at WXPN’s ‘World Cafe’
As a summer intern for WXPN’s ‘World Cafe,’ sophomore Leanna Tilitei worked remotely as a member of the programming team helping to produce the ‘nation’s most listened-to-public radio music program.’
The healing power of music
WXPN celebrates 15 years of its Musicians On Call volunteer program, which has brought music to more than 100,000 patients in Philadelphia hospitals.
How gospel music gave birth to rock and soul
Capping a 16-month project funded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, WXPN will debut a four-part radio documentary on Feb. 4, sharing the stories of the early beginnings and influence of gospel music.