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NPR Board of Directors Welcomes New Chair

WXPN General Manager and Member Director Roger LaMay begins one-year term as Chair in November




November 4, 2015, Washington, D.C. – Roger LaMay, General Manager of WXPN in Pennsylvania, has been elected by the NPR Board of Directors as Chair of the Board. He was recently re-elected to a second term on the Board in September of this year. He will continue his three year term as Member Director and start his term as Chair at today’s Board meeting in Washington, D.C. LaMay will continue to be based in Philadelphia.

"It's a great honor and responsibility to be elected to lead one of the world's leading fact-based journalism organizations,” LaMay said. “NPR is peerless in its impact on our culture and democracy."

A 30-plus year broadcast veteran, Roger LaMay joined WXPN, the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, in January 2003. He is responsible for the overall operations of the station including fundraising, programming and marketing. During his tenure, WXPN forged a long-term partnership/distribution agreement with NPR and NPR Music, moved and expanded its annual summer music festival, and launched its popular Free at Noon live weekly concert series.

Additionally, under LaMay’s leadership the station completed construction of the station’s state-of-the-art studio and headquarters that opened in 2004 in a unique partnership with World Cafe Live®, the performance venue named for WXPN’s flagship program that is located in the same building; acquired new broadcast licenses in Central Pennsylvania and Northwest New Jersey/Northeast Pennsylvania, effectively tripling the station’s geographical broadcast coverage; acquired the annual NON-COMMvention, making WXPN the host for the premier conference for non-commercial music stations; and championed community and business partnerships that have helped establish WXPN as an essential cultural component and resource in the greater Philadelphia area.

LaMay co-founded and was elected Chairman of VuHaus.com, the music video website collaboration launched by six public radio stations in May 2015. He was recently elected to a second term as Member Director of the NPR Board. He is also a former Chairman of the Board of Greater Public, public media's development and marketing trade association. Previously, he served as general manager and news director of Fox29/WTXF-TV in Philadelphia. He holds a Master of Science degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Skidmore College.

NPR's 16-member NPR Board of Directors is comprised of 10 NPR Member Station managers (elected by their fellow Member Stations); five public members (elected by the Board and confirmed by Member Stations); the chairman of the NPR Foundation; and the president and CEO of NPR. The Board – chaired by Roger LaMay, General Manager of WXPN in Philadelphia, – guides the direction of NPR by setting policies and overall strategy, providing financial oversight and monitoring performance.

ABOUT NPR
NPR connects to audiences on the air, online, and in person. More than 26 million radio listeners tune in to NPR each week and more than 30 million unique visitors access NPR.org each month making NPR one of the most trusted sources of news and insights on life and the arts. NPR shares compelling stories, audio and photos with millions of social media users on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat; NPR News and NPR One apps, online streaming, podcasts, iTunes radio and connected car dashboards help meet audiences where they are. NPR's live events bring to the stage two-way conversations between NPR hosts and the audience in collaboration with the public radio Member Station community. This robust access to public service journalism makes NPR an indispensable resource in the media landscape.

About WXPN
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 by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces XPoNential Radio on XPN2 as its secondary radio channel in HD that is also available online. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9 FM, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM, Northeastern PA and Northwestern NJ at 91.9 FM, and the world via online streaming at XPN.org.

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PHILADELPHIA & HACKETTSTOWN, NEW JERSEY (OCTOBER 12, 2015): Today Centenary College of Hackettstown, New Jersey, and Philadelphia public radio station WXPN 88.5, owned by the University of Pennsylvania, jointly announced a sales agreement and transfer of ownership for the broadcasting license of WNTI 91.9 FM, the public radio station owned by Centenary College, to WXPN. WXPN’s award-winning music programming will be broadcast on WNTI starting at noon ET on Thursday, October 15.

“We are pleased to reach this agreement with WXPN, which preserves a strong voice for great music in our region and opens new horizons for the WNTI community and for Centenary College,” said Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite, President of Centenary College. “WXPN brings exceptional resources and expertise in public radio and a deep commitment to serving the needs of listeners and supporting local artists. Centenary will continue to operate its own Internet radio station at WNTI.org to enhance our curriculum and involve students and community volunteers in programming. Centenary students will also be afforded opportunities to intern at WXPN at the University of Pennsylvania. We intend to reinvest the proceeds from the license sale in building Centenary’s academic offerings, to support student recruitment and retention, and fuel Centenary’s role as an economic engine in Warren County, New Jersey.”

Roger LaMay, WXPN General Manager, said, “WXPN was approached with notification of the proposed sale of WNTI. Although we were not looking to purchase another radio station, we quickly realized that WXPN was the best option to preserve WNTI’s long tradition of musical discovery for listeners in Northern New Jersey and Northeastern Pennsylvania. We will extend WXPN’s demonstrated commitment to local artists, music and events in the communities we currently serve to the WNTI community, and will apply our deep experience in public music radio management to strengthen its overall operations. In the long term, we expect this transaction to benefit our artists and audiences, and strengthen WXPN’s financial sustainability.”

WXPN produces NPR’s most popular program of popular music, World Cafe, which was heard on WNTI twice daily and will remain part of its music programming.

The Public Service Operating Agreement will start at noon ET on Thursday, October 15, 2015. WXPN programming will begin at 91.9 FM at that time. FCC approval of the transaction is expected to take 60 to 120 days after the filing.

Sale price is $1,250,000 in cash and another $500,000 in underwriting value over 10 years. Public Media Company represented WXPN/University of Pennsylvania throughout the transaction. Centenary College was represented by Patrick Communications.

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About WXPN 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 XPoNential Radio on XPN2 as its secondary radio channel in HD that is also available online. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9 FM, 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

About Centenary College Centenary College, with its main campus in Hackettstown, NJ, integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world. For more information about Centenary College, visit www.centenarycollege.edu.

WNTI - WXPN TRANSACTION QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

  1. What is the nature of the WNTI transaction?
    As part of an ongoing strategic evaluation of its operations and assets, Centenary College decided to sell its FM radio broadcasting license and broadcast tower to WXPN, a respected operator that shares WNTI’s commitment to music discovery. Centenary will retain its WNTI on-campus studio for use as a student-run internet radio station at WNTI.org. Students and community volunteers will be able to participate on WNTI.org.
  2. Why did Centenary decide to sell the WNTI license at this time?
    WNTI was established over 50 years ago as a college radio station to serve the Centenary campus and to help its students gain first-hand experience in broadcasting. Over time, WNTI has evolved from a student-run station into a National Public Radio station serving a regional audience, with a dedicated team of community volunteers and many loyal listeners. Following a strategic review, it was decided that transferring WNTI’s ownership from Centenary to another NPR station operator would be the best way to serve the needs of its loyal listeners while focusing Centenary’s resources on its core academic mission.
  3. How long has this transaction been in the works? Where did the idea originate?
    Centenary College has been actively exploring this transaction for several months. The idea originated in its ongoing strategic review of how to best focus Centenary’s operations to deliver on its core mission – providing a quality liberal arts education with a strong career focus.
  4. How much compensation will Centenary receive for the sale of the FM broadcasting license?
    The sale price is $1,250,000 in cash and another $500,000 in underwriting value over 10 years.
  5. How is Centenary’s financial condition? Are there any financial issues that drove the decision to sell the station?
    The decision to transfer the college’s FM broadcasting license to another NPR station operator was driven primarily by long-term strategic considerations, not by financial needs. Centenary’s operating budget is on track, and the college has strengthened its reserve fund and built its endowment to support the college’s future growth and development. Its goal is to focus Centenary’s resources and assets on its core academic mission, while ensuring WNTI listeners continue to enjoy great music—commercial- free, over the air and online - for many years to come.
  6. What will happen to WNTI’s current over-the-air programming? Will listeners be able to hear the same programs when WXPN takes over?
    WNTI will continue to broadcast from the Centenary College studio until WXPN takes on programming responsibilities October 15, 2015 at 12 PM ET. Centenary will continue to operate its online radio station at WNTI.org.
  7. What is the timeline for completing the sale and transfer of the FM license to the new operator?
    Under the Public Service Operating Agreement, WXPN begins broadcasting at 91.9 FM on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 12 PM ET. FCC approval of the transaction is expected to take 60 to 120 days after filing.
  8. Why didn’t Centenary involve WNTI community volunteers and listeners in this process?
    Centenary carefully considered the needs of a number of stakeholders, including students, alumni and the WNTI community. It was necessary to keep this process closely held to senior staff and board of trustees to ensure effective discussions of transaction terms with WXPN.
  9. How did Centenary find WXPN? What was the process?
    Centenary retained an expert advisor with deep experience in the broadcasting industry to help it find the right acquirer for WNTI. It focused on finding a non-commercial operator who shares its values and offers programming that will appeal to local listeners.
  10. WNTI sponsors local music festivals and helps promote local artists. Will this continue?
    WXPN has a strong track record supporting and promoting the work of local artists, which was one factor that attracted Centenary College.
  11. Why did WNTI shift to recorded programming on October 5? Why are WNTI programs and volunteers no longer heard live on the air?
    Centenary College needed to suspend live programs on WNTI so it could begin planning for the transition of station operations to WXPN.
  12. Is the WNTI Fall pledge drive still taking place?
    Given the circumstances, the WNTI Fall pledge drive has been postponed.
  13. Will the radio station call letters remain the same? Will the name of Centenary’s internet radio station change?
    Once Centenary transfers the FM broadcasting license, it will lose the right to the call letters WNTI. Centenary plans to offer student and volunteer run programming at wnti.org. WXPN intends to change the call letters of the broadcast signal.
  14. How will this transfer affect current WNTI members and underwriters?
    WXPN looks forward to welcoming all WNTI listeners, members, and sponsors. Current WNTI members will be welcomed as members of WXPN and will be contacted soon with information and details.
  15. Will the coverage area served by WNTI be affected when WXPN becomes its new owner-operator?
    No, the coverage area will remain the same. All listeners who received WNTI will be able to receive WXPN at 91.9 FM.
  16. Why did WXPN decide to purchase another radio station?
    Although WXPN was not searching for a new radio property/station to purchase, it was approached with this offer because Centenary College wanted to provide WNTI listeners with a new owner that shared its commitment to great music and has the resources to serve the needs of local listeners for many years to come. WXPN feels strongly that it is the best possible station to serve these needs: it has a demonstrated commitment to local artists, music, and events and is geographically contiguous to WNTI’s service area. Moreover, WXPN was eager to ensure that this important outlet for audiences and artists remained a source of musical discovery.
  17. How will WXPN, a non-profit, non-commercial public radio station, afford the purchase of WNTI?
    WXPN is using funds from its own reserves and a loan from its license owner, the University of Pennsylvania, to purchase WNTI at a fair, affordable price.


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PHILADELPHIA (SEPTEMBER 21, 2015): WXPN (XPN), the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (adult album alternative) music and non-commercial radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, today announced that it has hired Kristen Kurtis as its new host of the XPN Morning Show. Her start date on-air will be in October.

“We’re really excited to have Kristen join our team,” said Bruce Warren, WXPN Assistant General Manager for Programming. “She’s a huge lover of music, radio, people and the Philly area, where she grew up.”

Most recently, Kurtis was the award-winning Midday Host, Assistant Program Director and Music Director at KGSR 93.3 FM in Austin, Texas, where she started in 2011. She was previously Midday Host and Music Director for KEZE 96.9 FM and Afternoon Host at KZZU 92.9 FM, both in Spokane, Washington. She began her radio career in Boston, where she graduated from Emerson College and was Morning Host at WERS 88.9, and later held on-air shifts at WBOS 92.9 FM.

"As one who was raised on Philadelphia radio, returning to the area via 88.5 brings my life and career full circle. I am ecstatic, proud, and honored to be joining the prestigious staff at WXPN,” said Kurtis.

In addition to on-air and programming expertise, Kurtis also brings to WXPN her skills in digital media, and experience in improv, sketch and stand-up comedy.

For more about WXPN, visit www.xpn.org.

# # # About WXPN 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 XPoNential Radio on XPN2 as its secondary radio channel in HD that is also available online. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9 FM, 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.
PHILADELPHIA (SEPTEMBER 18, 2015): WXPN (XPN), the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (adult album alternative) music and non-commercial radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, is teaming with the prominent online music service Slacker Radio for a new Slacker Radio station launching on October 1 that showcases WXPN’s “Greatest Year in Music” campaign.

Slacker Radio’s “Greatest Year in Music” station will feature 7-song segments devoted to music from individual years based on WXPN’s current “Greatest Year in Music” on-air and online campaign. These will be introduced by XPN DJs and enlivened by audio of news actualities from that year, with a new segment added each weekday throughout the month. XPN hosts will promote the campaign on-air, adding more highlights and context to sets of music from individual years, and directing listeners to various XPN sites for expanded “Greatest Year in Music” experiences. XPN social media followers will also find links to Slacker’s many enhanced, year-specific segments.

WXPN has recently been noting the year of release for much of the music it plays, and asking listeners to weigh in on what they think is “the greatest year in music.” A dedicated page at its website provides extensive music examples, commentary and information about specific years, albums, artists and more. In November, XPN special programming will highlight the year (and years) that resonated the most.

WXPN Assistant Manager for Programming Bruce Warren said, “It is highly unusual for a public radio station to partner directly with a commercial, online music service in this manner. The folks at Slacker are huge fans of and supporters of public radio. This collaboration will provide a tremendous brand extension opportunity for WXPN, and Slacker Radio listeners will enjoy the kind of innovative music content and programming that WXPN is known for. Simply put, both XPN and Slacker have a huge love for music, and together we’re building a unique experience that will get this music presented in this way to more people.” "We are enormous fans of WXPN and their take on radio -- hand-crafted, intelligent and with a distinctive editorial voice,” said Jack Isquith, SVP, Content and Programming at Slacker Radio. "Slacker is thrilled that WXPN recognized our cutting edge technology platform and our highly engaged digital audience, to amplify The Greatest Year In Music."

Slacker Radio (www.Slacker.com) will provide home page placement for the “Greatest Year in Music” station, along with Featured Music and Slacker Spotlight sections across its web and mobile sites, and through its newsletter, social media channels, targeted advertising, and more.

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About WXPN 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 XPoNential Radio on XPN2 as its secondary radio channel in HD that is also available online. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9 FM, 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.

About Slacker Radio (www.Slacker.com) Headquartered in San Diego, Slacker Radio has been adding a human touch to the digital music experience for listeners since 2007. Slacker Radio goes beyond music streaming to deliver an engaging, curated, and highly customized radio experience for people who love music and want a deeper connection. Millions of listeners across the United States and Canada tune into Slacker Radio each month.
WXPN WINS STATION OF THE YEAR AT 2015 FMQB TRIPLE A CONFERENCE Bruce Warren Wins Program Director of the Year

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. August 10, 2015 -- WXPN, the member-supported radio station from the University of Pennsylvania, and its Associate General Manager Bruce Warren won national "Station of the Year" and "Program Director of the Year," respectively, at the annual FMQB Triple A Conference last weekend.

The FMQB Triple A Conference has honored the best in the Triple A industry since 2010. Winners were selected by radio and record company executives as well as artist management companies throughout the nation.

"We're extremely proud and happy that we have won these coveted awards," said Roger LaMay, WXPN General Manager. "It is gratifying to have our industry acknowledge what our audience already knows. It's an honor to have our programming philosophy, artist selection and unfailing commitment to our listeners be so well rewarded."

The 2015 FMQB Triple A Conference was held August 5-8 in Boulder, CO. For more information visit FMBQ.com.
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WXPN ADDS SUNDAY SBC SHOW WITH GRACE POTTER, GEORGE EZRA, AND THE WAILERS TO 2015 FESTIVAL, ADDS INDIGO GIRLS TO WIGGINS PARK LINEUP

Reserved seat tickets for the Susquehanna Bank Center show go on sale Friday, April 17 at noon

PHILADELPHIA (APRIL 14, 2015) - Today WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, and promoter Live Nation announced additions to the Sunday lineup at the 2015 XPoNential Music Festival Presented by Subaru. GRACE POTTER, GEORGE EZRA, and THE WAILERS will perform at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ on Sunday, July 26. In addition, INDIGO GIRLS join the Sunday Wiggins Park lineup. Reserved tickets for the GRACE POTTER/GEORGE EZRA/THE WAILERS concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center will be made available to WXPN members via an online pre-sale this Thursday, April 16 starting at 10_a.m. Reserved tickets for the general public will be available this Friday, April 17 starting at noon through Livenation.com, the Live Nation box office, at the Susquehanna Bank Center, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. The three-day XPoNential Music Festival returns to the Camden, NJ waterfront from Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26 featuring performances at both Wiggins Park and the Susquehanna Bank Center. With the addition of GRACE POTTER, GEORGE EZRA, THE WAILERS, and INDIGO GIRLS, the festival lineup by day is as follows (subject to change):

FRI JULY 24
Dawes
The Word (Robert Randolph, John Medeski, North Mississippi Allstars)
JD McPherson
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
Lost Bayou Ramblers
Cole Redding
Milton

SAT JULY 25
My Morning Jacket*
St. Vincent*
Lord Huron
Delta Rae
First Aid Kit
Field Report
Son Little
Gina Chavez
Fly Golden Eagle
Vita and the Woolf

SUN JULY 26
Grace Potter*
George Ezra*
The Wailers*
Indigo Girls
Courtney Barnett
The Lone Bellow
Buckwheat Zydeco
Kopecky
Israel Nash
Bombino
Cheerleader
Pine Barons

*Performing at Susquehanna Bank Center
TICKETS AND PASSES
Available now:
New and renewing WXPN members who pledge $25 a month will receive two 3-DAY GO EVERYWHERE PASSES that include lawn admission to the MY MORNING JACKET/ST. VINCENT show at the Susquehanna Bank Center on Saturday, July 25 and GRACE POTTER/GEORGE EZRA/THE WAILERS show at the Susquehanna Bank Center on Sunday, July 26 plus the ongoing benefits of WXPN membership that include free beverages and artist meet-and-greets at Wiggins Park during the XPoNential Music Festival. Anyone who becomes a WXPN member at $6 a month or more can purchase a 3-DAY GO EVERYWHERE PASS at the early bird price of $65 (early bird price for non-members is $130). Pledges can be made by calling 1-800-565-WXPN or online. Also available is the 1-DAY KIDS PASS (for ages 2 through 12) at $5 (good for entry any one day at Wiggins, Garden, Saturday, July 25 or Sunday, July 26, and Susquehanna Bank Center lawn Saturday, July 25 or Sunday, July 26 when accompanied by a 3-Day Go Everywhere Pass holder. Passes are available at XPNFEST.org Tickets for reserved seats at the Susquehanna Bank Center show on Saturday, July 25 with MY MORNING JACKET/ST. VINCENT are available now at Livenation.com and do not include access to Wiggins Park shows and activities. Available April 17: Starting at noon on Friday, April 17, reserved seats for GRACE POTTER/GEORGE EZRA/ THE WAILERS at the Susquehanna Bank Center on Sunday, July 26 will be available at Livenation.com, the Live Nation box office, at the Susquehanna Bank Center, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Reserved seat tickets are $45/$35/$25 and do not include access to Wiggins Park. Available starting July 14: Pending availability, on Tuesday, July 14, the 1-DAY WIGGINS & GARDEN PASS will be available at $30 for WXPN members and $60 for the general public (these do not include access to Susquehanna Bank Center shows on Saturday, July 25 or Sunday, July 26). Passes area available at XPNFEST.org. Prices for the 3-DAY GO EVERYWHERE PASS go up on Tuesday, July 14 to $75 for WXPN members and $150 for general public. ABOUT THE XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SUBARU Now in its 11th year at Wiggins Park and its fourth year at the adjacent Susquehanna Bank Center, the XPoNential Music Festival is produced in partnership with the Camden County Board of Freeholders and features a lineup of established and up-and-coming artists heard on the award-winning Philadelphia public radio station, along with a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the festival. Wiggins Park is located on the Camden Waterfront, between the Adventure Aquarium and the Susquehanna Bank Center, and features a promenade along the Delaware River with spectacular views of the river and Philadelphia skyline, a natural amphitheatre for great sound, easy access to public transportation, lush open green spaces and the nearby Adventure Aquarium.

For more information or to access festival archives, visit the XPoNential Music Festival website at www.xpnfest.org

ABOUT WXPN
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 XPoNential Radio on XPN2 stream 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.

ABOUT LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

ABOUT SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER
The Susquehanna Bank Center is the premier outdoor venue in the Philadelphia metro area to catch the summer's hottest touring acts. The Susquehanna Bank Center box office is located on the Delaware River waterfront at 1 Harbour Blvd. in Camden, NJ. The Susquehanna Center opened in 1995 and has changed names multiple times, from the Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Centre to the Tweeter Center in 2001 and to the Susquehanna Bank Center in 2008. The facility can be used year-round with capabilities of seating 25,000 in the summer and closing off to a 7,000-seat venue in the fall and winter. Some of the most popular Susquehanna Bank Center tickets have included Radiohead, The Who, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Buffett, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews Band and Phish.
TWEET IT! #XPNFest by @wxpnfm Announced! @Dawestheband @LordHuron @TheLoneBellow @TheWordTheBand @DeltaRae @FirstAidKitBand + more! Members save 50%

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Wiggins Park Artist Lineup Announced For The
2015 XPoNential Music Festival

3-Day Passes On Sale At Half-Price For WXPN Members

PHILADELPHIA (March 31, 2015): Philadelphia public radio station WXPN announces the Wiggins Park lineup for the three-day 2015 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru taking place Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26 at Camden County, New Jersey’s Wiggins Park and Susquehanna Bank Center. WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, organizes and produces the festival in partnership with Susquehanna Bank Center and the Camden County Board of Freeholders.

WIGGINS PARK ARTISTS*
As in previous years, the festival will showcase an exciting mix of performances by national, local, heritage and up-and-coming artists:

DAWES
COURTNEY BARNETT
LORD HURON
THE LONE BELLOW
THE WORD (ROBERT RANDOLPH, JOHN MEDESKI, NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS)
DELTA RAE
FIRST AID KIT
JD MCPHERSON
BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO
KOPECKY
FIELD REPORT
SON LITTLE
ISRAEL NASH
MADISEN WARD AND THE MAMA BEAR
BOMBINO
GINA CHAVEZ
FLY GOLDEN EAGLE
LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS
CHEERLEADER
PINE BARONS
VITA AND THE WOOLF
COLE REDDING
MILTON

*Additional artists will be announced. Lineup subject to change.

TICKETS AND PASSES

Starting today, March 31, new and renewing WXPN members who pledge $25 a month will receive two 3-Day Go Everywhere festival passes that include lawn admission to the MY MORNING JACKET/ST. VINCENT show at the Susquehanna Bank Center on Saturday, July 25 plus the ongoing benefits of WXPN Membership that include free beverages and artist meet-and-greets at Wiggins Park during the XPoNential Music Festival. Anyone who becomes a WXPN Member at $6 a month or more can purchase 3-Day Go Everywhere Passes for half price. Pledges can be made by calling 1-800-565-WXPN or online.

• Through July 13, the 3-Day Go Everywhere Pass (includes lawn admission to Susquehanna Bank Center for MY MORNING JACKET/ST. VINCENT on Saturday, July 25) is $65 each for WXPN members, and $130 each for the general public. Beginning July 14, the price will be $75 each for WXPN members and $150 each for general public.
• A 1-Day Kids Pass for children ages 2 through 12 will be available in advance online and at the festival gate box office for $5 each (good for entry any one day at Wiggins Park and Camden Children's Garden, Saturday, July 25 or Sunday, July 26, and Susquehanna Bank Center lawn Saturday, July 25 when accompanied by a 3-Day Go Everywhere Pass holder).
• Starting on July 14, the 1-Day Wiggins & Garden Pass will cost $30 each for WXPN members and $60 each for the general public, pending availability, and does not include access to Susquehanna Bank Center show.
• Tickets for reserved seats for the Susquehanna Bank Center shows on Saturday, July 25 with MY MORNING JACKET/ST. VINCENT are available now at LiveNation.com and do not include access to Wiggins Park shows and activities.

ABOUT THE XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Now in its 11th year at Wiggins Park and its 4th year at the adjacent Susquehanna Bank Center, the 2015 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru features a lineup of established and up-and-coming artists as heard on the award-winning Philadelphia public radio station WXPN 88.5 FM.

Wiggins Park is located on the Camden, NJ waterfront, between the Adventure Aquarium and the Susquehanna Bank Center, and features a promenade along the Delaware River with spectacular views of the river and Philadelphia skyline, a natural amphitheatre for great sound, easy access to public transportation, lush open green spaces and the nearby Adventure Aquarium. WXPN offers a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the festival, and food and craft vendors provide sustenance and enhance the festival atmosphere.

Festival gates will open at 5 pm on Fri., July 24 and at 11:30 am on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26. The Kids Corner area in the Children’s Garden at Wiggins Park will be open on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 from 11:30 am to 6 pm.

For more information, visit http://xpnfest.org/. The XPoNential Music Festival can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.