Audio Specials


WYEP's Alternative Souper Bowl - The Billy Price Band

The Billy Price Band perform at WYEP's Alternative Souper Bowl at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main in Oakland. Broadcast date February 3, 2013

WYEP's Alternative Souper Bowl - Broken Fences

Broken Fences perform at WYEP's Alternative Souper Bowl at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main in Oakland. Broadcast date February 3, 2013

WYEP's Alternative Souper Bowl - The Deceptions

The Deceptions perform at WYEP's Alternative Souper Bowl at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main in Oakland. Broadcast Date: Sunday, February 3, 2013.

The Block Party's Top 50 Songs of 2012 Countdown

WYEP's Local Year in Review show - 2012

WYEP's 2012 Year in Review Countdown Show

Live & Direct from the WYEP Studios - 2012

This two-hour program features performances by: Glenn Tilbrook, The Wallflowers, Josh Ritter, Jennifer O'Connor, Nada Surf, Ryan Bingham, Band of Horses, World Party, Blitzen Trapper, Maia Sharp, moe., Dr. Dog, Fanfarlo, The Kooks, Simone Felice, Laura Marling, Charlie Mars, Husky, The Punch Brothers, Joe Louis Walker, Whitehorse, The Head & The Heart, Rufus Wainwright, Andrew Bird, The Honeydogs, Sara Watkins and Graffiti6.

2012's Departures

There were many significant losses in 2012, from Dick Clark and Don Cornelius to Earl Scruggs and Levon Helm. "Departures" offers remembrances of these and many others from all around the musical dimension. Hosted by Brian Siewiorek, with contributions from WYEP's Mike Sauter, Bruce Mountjoy, Jesse Novak, Mike Canton, Kate Borger, Kyle Smith, Rosemary Welsch, Ken Batista, Rob O'Friel; WESA's Paul Guggenheimer, Mike Plaskett, Dale Abraham, Tammy Terwelp and Bob Studebaker. Plus Pittsburgh City Paper's Andy Mulkerin.

WYEP's Holiday Hootenanny Broadcast 2012

WYEP's Holiday Hootenanny Broadcast - recorded at the New Hazlett Theater on December 13, 2012. Featuring Chet Vincent & The Big Bend, Neighbours and Mark Dignam & The House of Sound. Plus Guest Vocals from: Billy Price, Molly Alphabet, Emily Pinkerton, Mike McCormick, Midge Crickett, Sarah Siplak, Scott Peterson, Morgan Erina, Guy Russo, Brooke Annibale, Judith Avers, Ben Shannon, Joy Ike, Ben Hardt, Josh Verbanets and Dave Bubbenheim. Hosted by Cindy Howes.

Author Neil Gaiman Guest DJs at WYEP

Fantasy writer Neil Gaiman has worked in a variety of media including print, television, film, theater, and audio. His Sandman comics are hugely influential within the genre. His novel “Neverwhere” became a television series and “Coraline" a film. He won both the Carnegie and Newbury Medals for his children’s novel “The Graveyard Book”. Neil is closely associated with rock music and is married to singer Amanda Plummer of Dresden Dolls. Check out Neil’s playlist which ranges from David Bowie to The Magnetic Fields, and hear his views on the art of reading and writing.

Erin McKeown Guest DJs at WYEP

Erin McKeown has been a longtime friend of WYEP, having played our Summer Music Festival several times as well as visiting to play live on the air on multiple occasions. Recently, we welcomed Erin back to play guest DJ, playing songs from her laptop and discussing her forthcoming album Manifestra and her recent efforts as an activist. We were lucky enough to get from Erin a world-premiere sneak peek at one of the songs from Manifestra (due out early 2013), the song "Baghdad to the Bayou." Erin reveals the song's startling backstory, which involved text messages from MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and an inspiration by This American Life's Ira Glass. Erin's selections:Ryan Montbleau, "Yeah Man" (For Higher) Ben Sollee, "Unfinished" (Half Made Man) Tune-Yards, "Gangsta" (Whokill) Erin McKeown & Susan Werner, "Islands in the Stream" (live from the Cabin Fever series) Mel & Tim, "Backfield in Motion" (Beg Scream & Shout: The Big Ol' Box of '60s Soul) Erin McKeown, "Baghdad to the Bayou" (Manifestra) Labelle, "Who's Watching the Watcher?" (Chameleon)

Pittsburgh Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle Guest DJs at WYEP

Pittsburgh Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle Guest DJs WYEP's Afternoon Mix with Rosemary Welsch on October 30, 2012. The Pittsburgh Pirates Manager is an avid music fan. He had plenty to say about the music, baseball, and what musicians and ballplayers share in common. He selected tracks by Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, Van Morrison, The Doors and more.

Nick Lowe Guest DJs at WYEP

Guest DJ Nick Lowe surprised us with many of his picks, including Eleni Mandell, Joe South, JD McPherson and Los Straitjackets. He also talked about his storied career as a singer, songwriter and producer.

Tift Merritt Guest DJs at WYEP

Tift Merritt guest DJs The Afternoon Mix with Rosemary Welsch on July 18, 2012

Rhett Miller Guest DJs at WYEP

Rhett Miller plays Guest DJ with Rosemary Welsch on WYEP. Recorded June 6th, 2012

Midnight Radio on the Radio

WYEP presents some of the best moments from Bricolage Production Company's 2011 Midnight Radio series. Recorded in front of a live studio audience, this hour-long highlights show features sci-fi radio drama, fake breaking news, commercial spoofs and musical guests.