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World Cafe
Monday - Friday at 6:00 pm

World Cafe launched on October 14, 1991. KNBA has carried the program since we signed-on October 11, 1996. The show is carried by more than 200 US radio stations and heard by nearly 600,000 listeners each week, World Cafe is known by artists, appreciative audiences, and the radio and music industries as an influential source for music discovery. The two-hour daily program features a mix of artist interviews with in-studio performances by both established and emerging artists. The music selection encompasses singer-songwriters, classic rock, indie rock, Americana, alt-country, blues, world music, R&B and soul. As the nation’s most listened-to public radio music program, its impact on the careers and audience awareness of thousands of artists is immeasurable. 

Stream complete session in the World Cafe Archives on NPR Music.

The World Cafe is broadcast on WXPN Monday through Friday at 2pm ET. 

World Cafe has received numerous awards, including two NFCB Golden Reel Awards, five "Best of Philly” awards from Philadelphia Magazine, NARAS Philadelphia Chapter’s "Hero Award," the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, and many radio industry trade citations. 

World Cafe is produced by WXPN in Philadelphia. On April 3rd, 2017, Talia Schlanger took over as the full-time host. World Cafe's original host, David Dye, remains on the show as a contributing host.