WXPN - SXSW Music & Media Conn Experience
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WXPN Brings SXSW Music and Media Conference Experience to Philadelphia & Local Music to Austin
Radio station to cover festival with live broadcasts & co-present
SXSWPhilly 2011 with Philly Blogs The Key & YVYVNL
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. March 14, 2011– WXPN (http://www.xpn.org), the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, is bringing the SXSW Music and Media Conference to Philadelphia this year with two live broadcasts. WXPN is also bringing local music to Austin by co-presenting the SXSWPhilly 2011 show along with Philadelphia music blogs The Key and YVYNYL. The SXSW Music and Media Conference, taking place now, will run through Sunday, March 20 in Austin, TX.
The SXSWPhilly 2011 show will feature only Philadelphia-based bands at The Broken Neck on Thursday, March 17. Participating local bands include:
WXPN will also provide its listeners on-air coverage of the acclaimed music festival via live broadcasts on Friday, March 18 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 beginning at 4:30 p.m. On Friday, WXPN will broadcast live from the SXSW Radio Day Stage including performances by The Felice Brothers, J Mascis, Bobby Long and more. On Saturday, WXPN will broadcast live from Auditorium Shores including performances by Kurt Vile, Man Man, Middle Brother, The Felice Brothers and Bright Eyes.
“We’re totally excited to bring the best of South By to our listeners in Philly and beyond,” said Bruce Warren, WXPN Assistant GM for Programming. “Connecting artists with audiences is our mission, and we can’t wait to discover new music and share this amazing festival with our listeners.”
Now in its 25th year, the SXSW Music and Media Conference is the must-attend networking event for the 21st century music industry. Showcasing nearly 2,000 musical acts from around the globe on stages throughout downtown Austin, SXSW registrants have a first-look at tomorrow’s stars.
For more information, please visit http://xpn.org/music-artist/sxsw.
WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe®, public radio’s most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award winning Kids Corner hosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces the alternative rock service, Y-Rock On XPN (yrockonxpn.org) as its secondary radio channel in HD. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM and the world via online streaming at XPN.org.