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Tribute to Velvet Underground singer, Nico

On what would have been her 75th birthday, we have Ben Harrison, Curator of Performing Arts at The Andy Warhol Museum, and also Matt Wrbican, Chief Archivist at The Warhol in to talk about the life and legacy of Nico.

Paul Simon Birthday Set with Andy Mulkerin

On the occasion of Paul Simon's birthday and release of The Complete Collection, Andy Mulkerin of City Paper joins Cindy Howes to play some of Simon's best songs.

The Voice of NPR, Frank Tavares, Guest DJs on The Morning Mix

Frank Tavares is not only the most heard voice on NPR (you can hear him reading the funding credits several times a day), but he also the author of The Man Who Built Boxes, a book of short stories. Mr. Tavares was kind enough to play some of his favorite story songs in...

Live & Direct with Joe Grushecky

Joe Grushecky at the WYEP Studios on October 2nd, 2013.

Interview with Matt Pryor

Matt Pryor of the Get Up Kids and The New Amsterdams has a prolific solo career and also fronts a kid-friendly group called The Terrible Twos. Pryor recently spoke with Joey Spehar of The Morning Mix about his new EP with James Dewees, his forthcoming solo album, and cooking backstage at Mr....

Bela Fleck Guest DJs on the Morning Mix

Bela Fleck joins Cindy Howes for a guest DJ set on the Morning Mix.

American Originals: Hank Williams

American Originals is WYEP's monthly series devoted to essential American artists and their music. In this episode, we focus on the life of Hank Williams. For a man who spent only twenty-nine years on this earth, Hank Williams had an enormous impact on music.

Live & Direct with Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg at the WYEP Studios on October 1st, 2013.

Alastair Moock Guest DJ Set

Alastair Moock joined Joey Spehar of The Morning Mix for a kid-friendly Guest DJ set.

Live & Direct with Okkervil River

Okkervil River at the WYEP Studios on September 30th, 2013.

Live & Direct with Stars

Stars at the WYEP Studios on September 27th, 2013.

Diego Garcia on The Morning Mix

Diego Garcia talks to Cindy Howes about his album Paradise, Latin music, George Harrison and more.

The Great White Wonder & Other Bootlegs

We spoke to Jerry Weber of Jerry’s Records about the Great White Wonder, which is the first major bootleg to appear in the record scene, and asked him to share his expertise. We were lucky enough to stop by while a friend of Jerry’s was visiting.

Dale Nolting is the biggest collector of...

Lou Barlow of Sebadoh on The Morning Mix

Lou Barlow of Sebadoh talks to Cindy Howes on The Morning Mix about Defend Yourself, the bands' first LP in 14 years.

Remembering Jim Croce

Jim Croce passed away in a tragic plane crash on September 20, 1973.  Joey Spehar of The Morning Mix talked with Grammy Award-winning musician and Philadelphia native Aaron Louis Levinson about the life, work, and legacy of Jim Croce.

Third Thursdays at WYEP: The Brushfire

The Brushfire perform at WYEP's local music happy hour on September 19, 2013.

Live & Direct with Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion at the WYEP Studios on September 19, 2013. 

Tribute to Gram Parsons on The 40th Anniversary of His Death

WYEP’s Roots & Rhythm Mix host, Jesse Novak, talks to Cindy Howes about the life and music of Gram Parsons on the 40th anniversary of his death.

Live & Direct with Gov't Mule

Gov't Mule at the WYEP Studios ...

Kishi Bashi Guest DJ on The Morning Mix

K Ishibashi, known as Kishi Bashi onstage, plays a violin-centric Guest DJ set on The Morning Mix.

Hank Williams 90th Birthday Tribute

On what would have been his 90th birthday, we remember the life and music of Hank Williams with a little help from local singer and life-long Hank admirer, Judith Avers.

The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle Turns 40

Bruce Springsteen's sophomore release, The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle,  was released 40 years ago this week.  Joey Spehar of The Morning Mix discussed this classic album with Dave Panasiuk of Dave's Music Mine.

Juliana Hatfield on The Morning Mix

Juilana Hatfield talks to Cindy Howes about her latest album Wild Animals.

Mayer Hawthorne Guest DJ's on WYEP

Mayer Hawthorne guest DJ's on the Afternoon Mix with Rosemary Welsch on September 11, 2013.

Mickey Hart's 70th Tribute with David Gans

Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart celebrates his 70th birthday today!  Host of The Grateful Dead Hour (and all-around Dead expert) David Gans joins Joey Spehar to talk about past and current projects from Mickey Hart. 


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