Public radio stations are all about local: local news, local programs, and of course, local music. So it’s no surprise that Philadelphia’s WXPN has an entire website devoted to the city’s local music scene. It’s called The Key, and it provides comprehensive local music coverage, including news, reviews, concert announcements and interviews with both local and national touring bands making stops in Philadelphia.
Two of the highlights of The Key are its weekly Key Studio Sessions and monthly Key Studio Video Sessions. WXPN invites local artists into their studios for performances that listeners can stream, watch and download. For Public Radio Music Month, WXPN and The Key have put the spotlight on Chill Moody, an emerging rapper from Philly’s vibrant hip-hop community.
WXPN launched The Key two years ago as part of The Argo Network, a collection of blogs from 12 public radio stations that delve deep into local issues. The pilot project ran from 2010 – 2011, but it was so successful that the majority of stations have kept it going. The Key was one of those success stories.
Visit The Key and download free music from Chill Moody here.