WYEP Celebrates 40 Years of Music and Community

On April 30th, 1974, WYEP signed onto the air from a studio in South Oakland. 40 years later, WYEP has grown to become an independent voice in the Pittsburgh community, providing diverse programming to more than 90,000 listeners a week. 

On January 1, 2014, 91.3 WYEP kicked off its 40th anniversary celebration. 

The kickoff revealed a new identity, created by strategic branding and marketing firm BD&E. The new logo takes the station's iconic 'dancer man' and tips him in celebration of the station's long-standing position in the Pittsburgh market. 

WYEP's anniversary celebration will be marked by a variety of events, including:

  • WYEP's Alternative Souper Bowl event, benefitting local women's shelter HEARTH
  • A special WYEP 40th Anniversary concert by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings on April 13th at the Byham,
  • On the actual anniversary (Wednesday, April 30th) WYEP will feature guest DJ's throughout the day with many of the staff, hosts, and voices from the past, selecting and playing music of their eras. 
  • 6:09 a.m. - Blair Lyon
    7:32 a.m. - Marc Reisman
    8:30 a.m. - David Dye
    9:01 a.m. - Stephan Bontrager
    10:09 a.m. - Kate Borger 11:18 a.m. - W.T. Koltek 12:19 p.m. - Kate Granneman 1:28 p.m. - Joe Ruesch 2:19 p.m. - Jeff Smith 3:01 p.m. - Stephen Chatman 4:32 p.m. - Dinah Denmark 5:35 p.m. - Greg Meitus
  • Listen to archived audio of 40th Anniversary guest DJ's from April 30th 
  • At 6pm WYEP will feature the Sense of Place Pittsburgh edition of the World Cafe. The show was produced at the end of 2013 and places a spotlight on the current and past Pittsburgh music scene with contributions from WYEP Morning Host, Cindy Howes.
  • An expanded Summer Music Festival on Saturday, June 28 at Schenley Plaza,
  • A gala celebration,
  • And an ongoing broadcast of time capsules highlighting former hosts, stories and music celebrating 40 years of great music in Pittsburgh.  
  • As more information regarding WYEP's 40th Anniversary Celebration becomes available, it will be posted on this page. In the meantime, WYEP's General Manager, Abby Goldstein, and Program Director Kyle Smith are available for comment and interviews.