February 6, 2023
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw brings art history to ‘Kids Corner’ on WXPN. The radio show is marking 35 years on the air with host Kathy O’Connell and producer Robert Drake.
Penn Today | by Louisa Shepard | February 3, 2023
When her stepchildren were little, Penn art historian Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw would tune into WXPN in the evenings to listen with them to “Kids Corner”, a wide-ranging radio talk show designed for children 5 to 13 years old.
Shaw now is a monthly guest, coming to the studio on Walnut Street to talk about art and artists with the show’s host, Kathy O’Connell. Founded in 1988, the show is marking 35 years on the air in January, with O’Connell at the microphone and producer Robert Drake making it all happen.
“We are in our third generation of listeners,” Drake says. “So, kids who grew up with ‘Kids Corner’ as fans are now bringing their grandchildren to our events. They listened, their children listened, and now their grandchildren are listening to us.”
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