Thursday, July 24, 2008

Philly and Minneapolis Local Music Swap via Public Radio

We've heard a lot recently about the decreasing amount of local content on radio stations. Obviously college radio stations are great resources for local artists to gain exposure, but it can be more challenging to get commercial or national airplay. According to an article in the Daily Pennsylvanian, Minnesota Public Radio station "The Current" and University of Pennsylvania's public radio station WXPN are working together to share some of their favorite local artists this month with listeners in Philly and Minneapolis.

Eight Philadelphia-area bands and 8 artists from Minneapolis-St. Paul will be featured during "The Music Exchange." You can learn about all 16 artists and hear samples of their work from the Music Exchange page on the WXPN website or hear podcasts from The Current website.

How about your station? Have you connected with other college radio stations around the country in order to learn about new music? Who are some of the local bands in your area that you think people need to check out?

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