The XPN 50/50

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The XPN 50/50 – 50 years of music in 50 weeks!

Starting Saturday, January 5th, XPN introduced a new weekly program: The XPN 50/50, showcasing 50 musical years in 50 weeks. For five hours each Saturday afternoon, noon to 5 p.m., we’ll take a walk into the musical time machine, digging into one year’s record releases.

We kicked things off with the year 1979, hosted by XPN Music Director, afternoon DJ, Highs In The 70s, and the Americana Music Hour host Dan Reed. Each week we’ll pick the years randomly with a different XPN host curating the day’s music.

The All-Request Saturday Afternoon with Eric Schuman will be on hiatus, and Bruce Warren’s Post Sleepy Hollow experience will be on from 10am to Noon.

Visit The Key for Spotify Playlists from previous weeks.