Due to legal restrictions, much of WYEP's on-demand audio content will be available for a two-week window only. This will include most guest DJ sets, hour-long artist tributes, and other types of audio specials.
This means that if you see a great new guest DJ set posted to our website or you missed our fabulous Year in Review or Departures show (which paid tribute to those musicians who died in 2017), don't put off checking it out! You'll need to listen sooner rather than later. We'll indicate in the text accompanying the audio the date until when the material will be available.
For now, most of our Live & Direct Sessions, the Local 913 segments, and The Local 913 Live performances will not be affected by this limitation.
2017 New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Programming, 12/31-1/1
We have a special programming on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Below is a list of what will be different and what will be the same on our programming schedule.
Sunday, December 31st
5-8 PM: An American Sampler - Host Ken Batista presents the best music of 2017 aired on the show.
8-midnight: Countdown to 2018 - Great party music for listeners, including a countdown to midnight and "Auld Lang Syne" to ring in the new year. Perfect whether you're having a New Year's Eve party, are heading downtown to First Night, or want to watch TV coverage of the ball dropping with the sound turned down!
(Bluegrass Jam Session and Thistle and Shamrock will be preempted.)
Monday, January 1st
5-10 AM, 2-7 PM, and 11 PM-4 AM - Year in Review Show - Rosemary Welsch counts down WYEP's top 50 albums of 2017, along with musical highlights of the year.
1-3 AM, 10 AM-noon, and 7-9 PM - Departures - A look back at great musicians we lost in 2017. Hosted by Brian Siewiorek.
3-5 AM, noon-2 PM, and 9-11 PM - Local Year in Review - A spotlight on some of the best releases by local musicians in 2017. Hosted by Cindy Howes.
Back in June, Aimee Mann responded postively to a viral tweet from Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (which is all chronicled here). Peduto is a known music lover and has been seen on stage shaking the tambo and for his epic collaboration with Guster. This lead to WYEP's Cindy Howes suggesting the Mayor join Mann on stage to play tambourine the next time she was in town.
Last night, Mann played to a packed house at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland. It was uncertain it Peduto would show, even for Aimee, it seemed.
I’m playing the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Pittsburgh tonight...hoping @billpeduto shows up to play some tambourine!
We have a lot of special programming for the upcoming holiday weekend. Below is a list of what will be different and what will be the same on our programming schedule.
Saturday, December 23rd
6-10AM: Kevin Gavin All-Request Holiday Music Special - Kevin Gavin, from our sister station WESA, is hosting a decades-long tradition: an all-request holiday music program. The program will air live on WESA on Friday from noon to 4 PM, but you can hear it on WYEP on Saturday morning.
(E-Town and Saturday Sunrise will be preempted for the Kevin Gavin All-Request Holiday Music Special.)
Sunday, December 24th
2-5 PM and 8-midnight: Christmas Music Mix - A continuous mix of holiday songs, traditional and new. Listen for a uniquely WYEP approach to the holidays featuring music both obvious and obscure.
5-8 PM - An American Sampler - Host Ken Batista will present an all-holiday themed show.
The WYEP Coffeehouse and the Roots & Rhythm Mix will feature some holiday music to give their shows a unique festive spin.
(The Sunday Mix, Bluegrass Jam Session, and Thistle & Shamrock will be preempted.)
Monday, December 25th
midnight-10 PM: Christmas Music Mix - A continuous mix of holiday songs, traditional and new. Listen for a uniquely WYEP approach to the holidays featuring music both obvious and obscure.
Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from David Byrne.
Song: "Don't Fence Me In"
Album: Red Hot + Blue
Comment: Released on the Red Hot + Blue compilation, this song was written for an unproduced Western musical. The song has been covered by (among others): Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and The Killers.
Album: Look Into the Eyeball
Song: "Life Is Long"
Album: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
Comment: The second collaboration between Eno and Byrne, 'Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" fuses gospel harmonies with modern styles of production.
Song: "Like Humans Do"
Album: Look Into the Eyeball
Comment: This track was used by Microsoft to demo the Windows Media Player, a new program in Windows XP.
Album: David Byrne
Comment: "Angels" was the lead single off of Byrne's 1994 self-titled album.
Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.