WXPN's 885 Desert Island Song Countdown Has Commenced

WXPN‘s annual 885 Desert Island Song countdown has commenced, and its staff created this great video to promote it. I’m happy to join the effort by posting it here. It’s difficult to be all things to all people, but WXPN is an outlet that covers a lot of ground musically. I wouldn’t call them classic […]

New and Old Media Team (Pitchfork and World Cafe) to Host Music Debate

On a recent World Cafe, Ryan Schreiber of Pitchfork and Dave Thompson, who wrote the book, New Music Sucks, faced off in a heated debate about new vs old music. Thompson opens the argument talking about shoes (which brings to mind “St. Hubbins – the patron saint of Quality Footwear” in Spinal Tap).


WXPN, Philadelphia: Earbender Playlist of the Week #18

WXPN, Philly is pretty much the “granddaddy of them all” in the college/community radio world. WXPN has continually embraced songs and artists that go against the grain of the commercial radio as well as producing the World Cafe syndicated show. It’s so successfu, they have taken over an entire building on the U of P […]