Here at WXPN our mission is to connect artists and audiences, and build, serve, and engage community. Through nationally recognized programming, handcrafted curation, free events, and local music journalism, we provide a nonprofit, public service to artists and music fans in our community. In an era of mega-media corporations controlling culture and commentary for the entire country, local media supporting artists that their local community cares about is more important than ever. That’s why WXPN is your home for music discovery.
We are a member-supported, public media organization from the University of Pennsylvania. What does that mean? It means that even though we are part of UPenn, donations from members are our largest and most reliable source of financial support. That’s why we ask the people who benefit from our programming, events, and journalism (on The Key, World Cafe and more) to invest in the public service they rely on. WXPN is here for you every day, 365 days a year, which is why every day is the right day to give. WXPN is yours. Everything we do is made possible by members. Support the music you love by donating today.
There are many benefits to becoming a member of WXPN. Most importantly you get the satisfaction of knowing that you’re playing an active role in supporting the music discovery and local community you value. WXPN is your trusted source for the music you’ve loved for decades, and the latest songs from your new favorite artists. When you become a member, you’ll be investing in a service you rely on every day, and we promise you’ll feel great about that! To show our thanks to members, we provide them with special benefits, like:
- The WXPN member-version of the weekly enews email with exclusive offers, including:
- Access to pre-sales for major concerts
- Discounts to local arts and culture events
- Advance RSVP to Free at Noon and other WXPN events
- AND, even free tickets!
- A special member offer code emailed when the XPoNential Music Festival lineup is announced that allows members to purchase passes up to 50% off
- Ability to make smaller additional donations to receive new thank-you gifts
- A WXPN Member Card, which unlocks discounts at area partners
Plus, to thank our sustaining members we do even more! Sustaining members are donors, who sign up to automatically donate a set amount to WXPN from their credit card or bank account every month. To thank them for their dedicated, ongoing support, and for reducing fundraising costs, we provide them with the following benefits:
- All the regular benefits of membership listed above
- Automatic entry into all WXPN membership contests
- Option to select a new thank-you gift every year
Be sure and check the box to sign up for emails when you make your donation. You don’t want to miss your exclusive member enews emails!
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a member of WXPN? What is the minimum amount you donate?
You can become a member by donating $4/month or $50/year or more to WXPN. We also gratefully accept donations in any amount towards our nonprofit public service. To ensure that the majority of your donation goes towards the music and community you love, and in keeping with charitable best practices, we are only able to extend member benefits to those people who donate at least $4/mo or $50/year.
How can I change my membership, contact info, or the amount I’m donating?
How can I cancel my sustaining membership?
How can I purchase WXPN merchandise (t-shirts, CDs, mugs, etc.)?
When will I receive the thank-you gift(s) I selected?
When will I receive my WXPN Member Card?
Is my donation to WXPN tax-deductible? When will I receive my tax letter?
How can I donate if I live outside of the United States?
When donating via the University of Pennsylvania’s Giving Portal, WXPN will receive your donation from the University of Pennsylvania at the end of the month in which the donation is made.
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Member Card Discounts
You can use your WXPN Member Card to get a discount at local businesses as well as arts and cultural institutions. Many businesses and organizations help WXPN by extending special discounts to our members to further thank them for keeping great public radio like WXPN on the air. To take advantage of the WXPN Member Discount, you will need to present your member card when you shop at these locations. Your WXPN Member Card lets merchants know you support local businesses, organizations as well as WXPN!
- Arts, Culture, Live Music
- Books, Home Entertainment, Independent Music Stores
- Acupuncture, Fitness, Health, Relaxation, Yoga
- Food, Restaurants, Cooking Supplies
- The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
$2 off admission - 4 limit
- Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA, Visit Website
2-for-1 tickets to museum admission
- Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
$5.00 off single purchase, excluding Saturday nights
- The Art Shop @ Moore, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
10% discount on purchase in shop
- Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA, Visit Website
Discount $1.00 off admission
- The Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA, Visit Website
15% discount on purchases of artwork
- The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
10% off single item in the studio's shop
Clay Studio Members Receive $5 off XPN Memberships, too!
- The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA, Visit Website
Buy one, get one tickets for Classics on Sundays Film Series every Sunday at 2PM
- The Crefeld School Glassworks, Chestnut Hill, PA, Visit Website
- Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, Visit Website
$1.00 off Regular Admission
- The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE. Visit Website
10% off in Alternatives Museum Store
- Delaware Theatre Company, Wilmington, DE, Visit Website
20% off on single ticket purchase (excluding Friday and Saturday nights)
- Historic Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
$2 off admission to the Betsy Ross House
- Historic Rittenhouse Town, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
$1.00 off admission to the site
- The Growing Stage - The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, Netcong, NJ, Visit Website
$2 off per ticket (Only when purchased in person at the Box Office or day of the show. Not available online.)
- Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
20% off ICA produced catalogs & merchandise
- Lantern Theater Company, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
$5 off full-price tickets for all Lantern mainstage performances. Must use discount code WXPN5 at the time of purchase; discount cannot be applied to applied to previously purchased tickets or be combined with other discounts. All sales are final – no refunds or cancellations.
- Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown NJ, Visit Website
10% off select shows for tickets in section B
- McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, NJ, Visit Website
Theater Series discounts: 15% off weekdays, 10% off weekends
- Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA, Visit Website
$1 off Adult admission (Limit 2, not valid at Fonthill)
- Peter’s Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ, Visit Website
10% off at the retail or online gallery
- Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
2 for 1 Tickets to any Guitar Society Program
- Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
$2 off Adult admission (Limit 1 person per card, not valid for ticketed exhibitions and cannot be combined with other discounts.)
- Roxbury Arts Alliance, The Investors Bank Theater, Succasunna, NJ,Visit Website
$5 off a membership for the Roxbury Arts Alliance
- The Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg, PA, Visit Website
Service fees waived with proof of XPN Membership
- The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, PA, Visit Website
Save the Processing Fee at the Box Office Window with your Membership Card
- Spotlight Theatre, Swarthmore, PA, Visit Website
$3 off any $15 or $12 ticket; $2 off any $9 ticket. Not to be combined with any other discount. Not valid for special events and fundraisers. To be used for in-person purchases only.
- The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, Visit Website
Buy 1 get 1 General Admission
- Philadelphia Theatre Company Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
$5.00 off per ticket.
- Theater of the Seventh Sister, Lancaster, PA, Visit Website
$3 off general admission, cannot be combined with other discounts
- University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
$2 off any admission (up to four people)
- Twenty Two Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
10% off artwork
- World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
Discount on tickets -save $3-5 per ticket when purchasing tickets in person
- Aaron's Books, Lititz, PA, Visit Website
10% off used books
- Compact Disc Center, Bethlehem, PA, Visit Website
$1 off all new cds and new vinyl, excluding sale items and Record Store Day items
- Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
20% off select Curtis Symphony Orchestra and Curtis Opera Theatre performances. Mention code 20Curtis to receive discount.
- Hearts & Minds Bookstore, Dallastown, PA, Visit Website
20% off books, music, cards or gifts (excluding some hard to find, special ordered or sale-priced items)
- Hideaway Music, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
$1 off previously owned CDs, LPs, DVDs.
- Iko's Music Trade, York, PA, Visit Website
$1.00 off of every pre-owned LP, CD or DVD of $4.00 value and up.
- Main Street Music, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
10% discount off total purchase
- Midtown Scholar Bookstore-Café, Harrisburg, PA, Visit Website
10% off Counter Culture Coffee, Rishi Tea, and new & used books in all fields (excluding rare & consignment)
- Princeton Record Exchange, Princeton, NJ, Visit Website
5% off the in-store purchase of new & used CDs, DVDs & Vinyl. When you sell your CDs, DVDs and/or LPs in-store or online, $2 extra when we pay you over $20. Not valid w/ other discounts.
- Shady Dog Record & Disc Exchange, Berwyn, PA, Visit Website
10% discount with a valid member card
- Siren Records, Doylestown, PA, Visit Website
10% off total purchase
- Vinyl Revival, Lansdowne, PA, Visit Website
10% discount on all in-store purchases of pre-owned vinyl
- World Wide Stereo, Montgomeryville, PA, Visit Website
10% off total purchase excluding sale items, labor services and certain products
- Acupuncture Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
25% off first four visits Medical Massage, Chinese Medicine
- Always Pretty Salon and Day Spa, Coopersburg, PA, Visit Website
15% off any single service - first visit only (Does not include permanent make-up)
- BeBalanced Weight Loss Centers Cherry Hill, NJ, Visit Website
- Collegeville Chiropractic, Collegeville, PA, Visit Website
Free initial consultation, examination and treatment
- Columbian Inn Bed and Breakfast & Retreat, Columbia, PA 17512, Visit Website
15% off one night stay or towards Wellness Workshops or Massage Therapy Treatment
- CoreFitness, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
$20 off your first service (personal training or group fitness)
- Dana Hot Yoga, Bala Cynwyd, PA, Visit Website
15% off all class card and membership plan, 10% off products
- Fabriq Spa, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
10% off acupuncture, facials, massage and waxing
- Laura Hawley, Acupuncture, Open City Healing Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
$20 off the first visit, sliding scale for weekly visits.
- Brian Melito MD, Holistic Integrative Medicine, Sellersville, PA, Visit Website
Initial ofﬁce visit Free. 10% off Allergy Treatment. 10% off Nutrition and Weight Loss Program.
- Philadelphia Rock Gyms, East Falls, Wyncote, Oaks, and Valley Township, Visit Website
50% off introductory packages and $5 off Day Passes for WXPN members with valid membership. Valid at all 4 locations.
- Rhino Chiropractic Center, Dr. Damien Ciasullo, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
$25 for first visit (including consultation and adjustment)
- Training Zone Sports, Doylestown, PA, Visit Website
10% off does not apply to sale items, prior sales, or gift certificates.
- Zhang Sah Martial Arts, Conshohocken, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
$50 off enrollment in a class, afterschool program or day camp
- Bello Giorno Catering, Belvidere, NJ 07840, Visit Website
Complimentary coffee, cappuccino, and espresso package with booking
- Brook Hollow Winery, Columbia, NJ, Visit Website
A free wine tasting when you show your Member Card
- The Franklin Fountain, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
10% off any ice cream, fountain drink or dessert purchase
- Imagicakes Bakery, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
10% Discount for XPN Members
- Metropolitan Bakery & Café, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
10% off purchases over $10 at Walnut St. and Germantown Ave. locations
- Mama's Café Baci, Hackettstown, NJ, Visit Website
10% off bill and a complimentary appetizer for the table
- Night Kitchen Bakery, Chestnut Hill, PA, Visit Website
10% off $20 or more
- Philadelphia Brewing Company, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
10% Discount off beer and merchandise in store.
- The Pop Shop, Collingswood and Medford, NJ, Visit Website
10% off breakfast, lunch, dinner or ice cream. Does not include Saturday Morning Pajama Party, tax or gratuity.
- Sorrenti’s Cherry Valley Vineyards, Saylorsburg PA, Visit Website
10% off when you dine-in or take-out, does not include alcohol.
- Trolley Car Café, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
10% off when you dine-in or take-out, does not include alcohol
- CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold, Anne Rubin, 9 locations in NJ and PA, Visit Website
Free home protection plan for buyer or seller client owner (Anne Rubin (XPN MD)) will contribute to XPN for any member that chooses to work with her
- Collector's Shangri-La, Los Angeles, CA, Visit Website
$10 Off All Orders over $100 with the coupon code WXPN
- Dog Town, Colmar, PA, Visit Website
25% off any retail purchase, except food
- Earth & State, Media, PA, Visit Website
10% off all regularly priced merchandise (offer excludes Consignment work & Chocolate)
- Fantes Cookware and Kitchenware, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
5% off electric equipment / 10% off non-electric equipment
- Fergy's Hair Salon, Media, PA, Visit Website
- Fred Eisen Leather, New Hope, PA, Visit Website
10% off Selected Items
- j.a. sharp Custom Jeweler, Lancaster, PA, Visit Website
10% off all items
- Lamb Printing, Hackettstown, NJ, Visit Website
10% off print order
- Lancaster Arts Hotel, Lancaster, PA, Visit Website
15% off room rate, some blackout dates apply
- Personalized Dog Training, Burlington, Camden, Ocean and Atlantic Counties, NJ, Visit Website
$10 off each of first five lessons (not valid w/ other discounts)
- Rafferty Subaru, Newtown Square, PA Visit Website
- The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
10% off purchases in the Gift Shop
- Schuylkill River Outdoors, Monocacy, PA, Visit Website
10% off any trip
- Speedpro Imaging, West Chester, PA, Visit Website
10% off retail print jobs
- Sunrise Soap Company, York, PA, Visit Website
10% discount on all-natural soaps, lotions, and more
- Sweet Melissa's Dream, Philadelphia, PA, Visit Website
10% off any purchase over $25.00
- Ten Thousand Villages, Chestnut Hill, Exton, King of Prussia, Philadelphia, PA, and Wilmington, DE, Visit Website
10% off any purchase, excluding gift cards, previous purchases & oriental rugs
- Valley Automation, Huntingdon Valley, PA, Visit Website
10% off system installation