The WXPN 24-Hour Song Challenge!

Drumroll!!! The Song Challenge prompt was:

WXPN’s panel of judges will carefully review all submissions, announce four finalists on June 24th, and crown the top prize winner on July 1st

Donn T

Singer-songwriter, producer, author, label owner, visionary artist and mentor, Donn T works in genres from house and trip hop, to acoustic soul and pop and has collaborated with legendary artists like Jill Scott, The Roots, Chuck D, and more.

Mike Vasilikos

WXPN Midday and XPN New Music Show host, Mike Vasilikos has dedicated his career to connecting listeners with the heritage music they love and introducing them to new artists, all while supporting up-and-coming local musicians.

John Vettese

WXPN Philly Local host and Editor of, John Vettese is Philly’s on-the-ground local music champion, who’s been reporting, recording, and sharing the heart of Philly’s music scene for over 18 years.

Bruce Warren

WXPN Assistant GM for Programming and Executive producer of World Cafe, Bruce Warren is not only “Chief of a lot of things” at XPN, he is the quintessential music lover and artist enthusiast who’s been advocating for musicians for decades.

Heather Hurlock

Heather Hurlock

WXPN Digital Content Manager, Heather Hurlock is an editor, digital strategist, songwriter, and vital player in the Philly regional music scene, fronting the band Tin Bird Choir, playing solo, and collaborating with an array Philly music mainstays.

Michelle Squiccimara

Michelle is a museum registrar living in Bucks County with her family and twelve tomato plants. She is a lifelong XPN listener and a member since 2008. She enjoys listening to music, cooking, attending Philadelphia cultural events, serving on her local library board, and tending to her garden. Her favorite XPN memory is running to catch a gorgeous sunset tracked by the opening chords of “Constructive Summer” by The Hold Steady at the XPoNential Festival in 2014.