It being spring, the season of renewal, it's only fitting for "The World Cafe" to feature several emerging new artists over the next two weeks. But that doesn't mean that you won't hear old favorites as well.
"The World Cafe", which is heard on more than 100 public radio stations nationwide, is produced by WXPN-FM (88.5) and airs locally from 2 to 7 p.m. weekdays. All live appearances air during the 3 to 4 p.m. hour.
A quiet revolution began here at Penn 25 years ago this month, when "Gaydreams" and "Amazon Country" made their debut on WXPN. The two shows, produced by volunteers, offered information and support for the city's emerging gay and lesbian community.
Today, "Amazon Country" and "Q'zine" (as "Gaydreams" is now called) are among the longest-running gay and lesbian/feminist radio shows in the country. Both shows will feature special segments this month looking back at their history. "Amazon Country" and "Q'zine" air Sunday nights beginning at 9 p.m. on WXPN-FM (88.5).
Originally published on April 1, 1999