Dan Reed is the Music Director and operations manager of WXPN-fm in
Philadelphia. He oversees WXPN’s production and programming operations as well as
talent relations for the nationally syndicated program World Café.
He is also founder and producer of the Triple A (AAA) NON-COMMvention, a
yearly conference for non-commercial “Triple A” formatted radio stations.
On this episode, he talks about the changing face of radio, local music scenes, commercial and non-commercial radio (public radio), and his work with the successful World Café where he now serves as the primary liaison to the music industry on behalf of the station and World Café. World Cafe® has emerged as the “premiere public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes indie rock, singer-songwriters, folk, alternative country, blues, and world music.” The show takes “listeners on a unique journey of musical discovery and presents a mix of music from both new and legendary artists.”
We also talked about Dan's non-commercial radio convention, the Non-COMMvention. It is primarily for people involved in radio, but anybody is welcome, and it's a great way to get into the minds of radio people, for those who are looking to get airplay.
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