Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Jim McGuinn leaving XPN

Jim McGuinn, who programmed the old WDRE and Y100 and in 2004 moved on to program Y-Rock On XPN, is moving on to Minnesota.

Jim McGuinn leaving XPN

Jim McGuinn, as photographed by Mark Stehle for Penn Current.
Jim McGuinn, as photographed by Mark Stehle for Penn Current. Mark Stehle / Penn Current

Jim McGuinn, who programmed alt rock in Philly since 1995, is moving to Minneapolis to program The Current, a public station.

McGuinn called the shots on the old WDRE and Y100. When the programming geniuses at Radio One silenced Y100, he helped start Y100Rocks.com, an online successor. The station (and McGuinn) joined WXPN (88.5) in 2004, and last year he became into XPN's afternoon-drive host in addition to programming what is now known as XPN's Y-Rock On XPN service.

XPN music director Dan Reed will take over afternoons, starting in mid-January. Bruce Warren, XPN's assistant general mnager for pogramming, will take over McGuinn’s programming responsibilities for Y-Rock On XPN service, and assistant music director Mike Vasilikos will take on a portion of Reed’s off-air responsibilities, according to a press release, issued Monday, that quotes general manager Roger LaMay.

Here's a Q&A he did last year.

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