View Full Version : Good radio from Philly & the 'Net

02-02-2007, 09:55 PM
If bmack86 can do it, so can I.

Let me invite you good Coachella folks over to Y-Rock on XPN, modern/alt/indie rock radio programming from WXPN in Philadelphia. For those of you somewhat familiar with the history of alt-rock radio in the Philadelphia area, or for those who don't know where we're from & where we're at, here's a short refresher:

WDRE -> Y100 -> Y100Rocks.com -> Y-Rock on XPN

Y-Rock on XPN consists of three things:
1. A 24/7 commercial-free Internet radio feed -- DJs, giveaways, exclusive performances, the whole 9 -- available as one of the default radio feeds through iTunes (check the "Alt/Modern Rock" and "Public Radio" listings in the Radio section) and also playable (http://yrockonxpn.org/listen.php) through WMP.
2. A radio show Wednesday-Friday nights on 88.5 FM WXPN in Philadelphia, member-supported commercial-free public radio from the University of Pennsylvania (for you NPR fans, that's the origin of the syndicated "World Cafe" program).
3. The Y-Rock website (http://yrockonxpn.org/), where you can find out about our DJs, schedules, events, news, reviews, playlists, and membership.

In particular, let me invite you to check out my Internet radio shift on Saturdays from 8pm-midnight EST. (That's 5-9pm Pacific; I trust the rest of the world can figure out timing from there.;))

My first two hours feature our regular playlist; peeping it now I see Silversun Pickups, the Smiths, Gustavo Cerati, the Stooges, Editors, LCD Soundsystem, Hole, Good/Bad/Queen, A Perfect Circle and so forth. The second two hours are something I like to call "The Circuit," a curated collection of alternative and progressive beats and beeps -- Sahara tent stuff and beyond, New Wave and No Wave, remixes and mashups, new-indie and old-school rap, ambient and dub, trance and d'n'b, breakcore and IDM, turntablism and industrial, you get the picture.

Please check us out!

And yes, I take requests via email and AIM.

And yes, I have my 3-day pass and my Lake Cahuilla primitive spot.

02-02-2007, 10:01 PM
Cool! Thanks for posting! I check out XPN occasionally during the day at work (because there is nothing worth listening to in York, PA area), but usually listen to CD's when I'm home. This'll be a nice change.

02-03-2007, 03:02 PM

02-03-2007, 03:05 PM
good on ya man. I'll listen.

Andrew, did your stream work for your show?

02-04-2007, 12:27 PM
Hopefully some of you got a chance to catch me on Feb. 3, or will check out the station at some point in the future. This was my playlist for "The Circuit," the second half of my shift. Unless I hear otherwise I'll wrap up the thread with just this, and I'll see you at the fest...

Icon of Coil, "Thrillcapsule" (Moonitor remix)
The dB's, "Cycles Per Second"
Trans Am, "North East Rising Sun" $
Sarah McLachlan, "World on Fire" (Junkie XL club mix)
Skinny Puppy, "pasturN" $
Orbital, "Initiation" (Orbital remix radio edit)
Bruderschaft, "Forever"
Boards of Canada, "Hi Scores"
E-Sassin, "Symptom" (Dieselboy mix) #
Cocteau Twins, "Garlands" [from BBC Sessions]
DJ Z-Trip and Murs, "Rock You/Hard Work" $
Ratatat, "Eight" [from 9 Beats] $
BT, "Remember"
Paul Hardcastle, "19"
Gabriel Teodros, "No Label" $
Freestyle Fellowship, "Hot Potato" (blow-up club edit)
Cassius, "Toop Toop"
N'Dea Davenport, "One Day My Love" (Craig C. soul shelter mix) $
Leftfield, "A Final Hit"
Pet Shop Boys, "DJ Culture"
Paul Kalkbrenner, "Press On" (Joris Voorn remix) $
David Bowie, "Fashion"
The Chemical Brothers, "The Big Jump"
Serge Gainsbourg, "Bonnie & Clyde"
Persephone's Bees, "Nice Day" $
Information Society, "Running" (2007 next mix) $

$ = recent/upcoming release
# = Philadelphia-area artist

02-05-2007, 01:36 PM
xpn is already on my list of a dozen or so cool stations around the US.

02-05-2007, 02:27 PM
xpn is already on my list of a dozen or so cool stations around the US.

Thank you kindly, good sir.