February 5, 2010 to February 6, 2016

Haiti Disaster Relief Fundraiser

There will be food, drink, music, and dance! A minimum donation of $20 is required and will be collected at the door. Come out to see international performances such as Indian Dancing, Spanish Flamenco, and Middle Eastern Belly Dancers.

100% of the proceeds go to Haiti relief.

June 6, 2010 to February 6, 2016

Summer Reading Extravaganza Presented by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

"Make a Splash" at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's 10th annual Summer Reading Extravaganza! There is summer fun for everyone to enjoy, with live entertainment and cool activities to jump-start summer reading for children and teens. Catch a wave and join us for an afternoon packed with free fun for the whole family.

May 13, 2011 to February 6, 2016

Prime Stage Theatre's Antigone

Current WYEP Members are invited to sign up for a free pair of passes to see Prime Stage Theatre's production of _Antigone_.

May 22, 2011 to February 6, 2016

Jammie Jam family sing-a-long party

*Grab your slippers and join us!*

On Sunday, May 22 at 6PM, Household Harmony is hosting a FREE 'Jammie Jam family sing-along party. You can even wear your pajamas if you want!

We welcome everyone interested in family fun to make a reservation and come to The WYEP Community Broadcast Center to experience Music Together® for themselves.

Start off your week with Music Together songs--including extra lullabies--and a sleepy car ride home.

June 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011

Spend Your Summer in the City with WYEP Your Guide to Summer Events Happening All Over the Area

*WYEP invites you to spend your Summer in the City with us!*

Our Summer in the City Guide keeps you up to date with outdoor concerts, festivals and community events happening all over the area this summer.

*The 14th Annual WYEP Summer Music Festival at Schenley Plaza*
Friday, June 24
Kids and Crafters Areas 4pm; Music 6pm
Join us for a night of live, free music at Schenley Plaza in Oakland, plus a local crafters' marketplace and kids activities. Featuring Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Fitz and the Tantrums, Jukebox the Ghost, and Big Hurry. "More info":http://wyep.org/events/event.php?event_id=2042

*WYEP's Final Fridays at Schenley Plaza*
July 29, August 26, September 30 at 7pm
Enjoy free concerts under the tent at Schenley Plaza on the final Friday of each summer month. Check back for line-up information later this spring.

*Third Thursdays at WYEP*
June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15 at 7pm
The WYEP Community Broadcast Center
Every month we feature a different local band for this local music happy hour. It's a free event in our studios with refreshments and a live performance.
"More Info":http://www.wyep.org/events/category.php?id=1

*Three Rivers Arts Festival*
June 3-12 at Point State Park and Downtown
WYEP is proud to be the media sponsor for this ten day festival featuring free concerts, the Artists Market and exhibits. Tune in *April 25* as we reveal this year's concert line-up.
"More Info on the Festival":http://www.artsfestival.net/

*2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival*
June 9-12 in Manchester, TN
This year's Bonnaroo features Arcade Fire, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, The Black Keys, Ray LaMontagne and many more.
"More Info":http://www.bonnaroo.com/default.aspx

*Pittsburgh Blues Festival*
July 22-24 at Hartwood Acres
WYEP is a proud media sponsor for this three day blues festival, which benefits the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
"More Info about the Festival":http://www.pghblues.com/

*WYEP's Rock the Block*
Saturday, September 17 in Bedford Square and The WYEP Community Broadcast Center
Join us for our annual block party featuring live music, food, drinks and fun. Check back for the line-up and more details, coming later this summer.

June 24, 2011 to February 6, 2016

Kid's Area at WYEP's Summer Music Festival at Schenley Plaza

WYEP's Summer Music Festival at Schenley Plaza has always provided great, FREE, family-friendly fun, but this year we've decided to up the ante. Join us as the Kid's Area expands with new activities and performances. Participants/Activities in the Kid's Area include:

"Balafon West African Dance Ensemble":http://balafon.org/ is providing Djembe drums for kids to play on.

"BYS Yoga":http://bys-yoga.com/ is hosting 4 kids' yoga classes at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30. and 7:30 with Earth Lotus Yoga Studio.

"CCFA Team Challenge":http://www.ccteamchallenge.org/ will bring a balloon artist and crafts.

"Children's Museum of Pittsburgh":http://www.pittsburghkids.org/ is providing hula hoops and bubbles for kids to play with.

"Earth Lotus Yoga Studio":http://earthlotusyoga.com/ will be leading children's yoga classes along with BYS Yoga.

"Gemini Children's Theater":http://www.geminitheater.org/ will appear in costume with face painting and crafts.

"Hip Hop on L.O.C.K.":http://www.hiphoponlock.org/ will be bringing turntables so you can take a spin.

"Household Harmony":http://householdharmony.com/default.aspx will lead a drum circle.

"InnerBeat Drum School's":http://www.innerbeatdrumschool.com/ Drum Line will perform.

"Lucy the R.E.A.D. Dog":http://www.lucythereaddog.com/Lucys_web_site/Welcome.html will be present for your kids to read to. Be sure to bring your favorite book!

"The National Lint Project":http://www.studiocapezzuti.com/index.htm will bring their 8 ft. puppets to interact with the crowd.

"The Pittsburgh Foundation":http://www.pittsburghfoundation.org/ will have storytelling activities.

"Pittsburgh Opera":http://www.pittsburghopera.org/ will bring real opera costumes to take pictures in.

"Project 53":https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Project-53-Musician-Resource-Center/125501107463805 will provide their library of instruments for kids to play - from accordians to guitars.

"Steel City Hoop Union":http://www.facebook.com/steelcityhoopunion with Stefanie Moser will lead a hoop jam and sell custom-made hoops from 6-8pm.

"Steel Town Fire":http://steeltownfire.com/ will be performing. You guessed it, with fire!

"Zany Umbrella Circus":http://www.zanyumbrellacircus.com/ will perform **A Parisian Vignette**, a preview of Mirette's Circus on stage July 7, 8, 9 at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, with "Oko Sokolo":http://www.okosokolo.de/ from Berlin, Germany.

July 18, 2011 to August 12, 2011

Rock Radio Camp 2 Sessions for Summer 2011

If you aren’t already dreaming of summer, we know your kids are as they near the end of the academic year. Keep their musical or technological minds inspired by sending them to WYEP’s classroom, er, studio! We meant studio! (It’ll be our secret.)

Enroll your middle school-aged children in one of two day camp sessions, 9am-2pm:
Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22
Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12

After you pick them up each day, be sure to ask them how it went and I guarantee you’ll get more than “fine.” They’ll tell you how they met and interviewed people who work in the music industry, listened to lots of different music, recorded the whole experience and learned to edit, etc.

Enrollment tuition is $175 for WYEP members / $200 for non-members. Once application has been submitted and confirmed, payment may be made by credit card over the phone (412-381-9131 × 220) or by check.

Lunch is not included. Participants must bring a brown bag lunch.

Space is limited so sign up soon.

Click to download the WYEP Rock Radio Camp application.  (.pdf download)

September 5, 2011 to February 6, 2016

Summer Songs Countdown

As *Summer in the City* winds down, it's time for the *WYEP Summer Songs Countdown*.

Tune in on Labor Day, when we play the songs that YOU voted for. We asked for your favorite songs that reminded you of the season, referenced Summer in the title or lyrics, or just gave you that "summery" feel and the WYEP listeners delivered!

We'll countdown the most popular songs, starting at 6am on Labor Day, Monday, September 5.

Local support for WYEP's 913 Essential Songs Countdown provided by:

"Big Burrito":http://www.bigburrito.com/

"Carnegie Museum of Art":http://web.cmoa.org/

"The Kaufman House":http://www.kaufmanhouse.com/


September 27, 2011 to November 3, 2011

Teen Center A new project of the Education Department

*The Due Date for Applications has been extended. Accepting Applications until November 3rd.*

WYEP is beginning a brand new project centered on youth empowerment. We have noticed that there are a lot of intelligent, passionate teens in this city with strong voices and great talent. We have been wondering though, how those voices can be better projected. We want the Pittsburgh region to hear what our youth have to say about what is important to them.

To honor that vision of the future we have begun a project which will be teen-driven. We are looking for teens who are interested in learning how to project their voices through a variety of media, including radio. But we are not interested in telling those teens what to say. We want teens who would like to develop their leadership skills - who are interested in spending time with the issues that are important to them.

The future of this project is a teen-led organization centered on media creation and advocacy.

If you or a teen you know would like to:
-acquire radio production skills
-learn more about issues which are important to them
-become a spokesperson for youth issues in the Pittsburgh region

Download the Teen Center Application.  (.pdf download)

WYEP is receiving applications until November 3.

Decisions will be made by November 4.

During this first phase participants will be meeting 2 Saturdays a month from 1-4pm at The WYEP Community Broadcast Center from November 2011-June 2012. For a full schedule and/or more information contact alexa@wyep.org.

November 11, 2011 to February 6, 2016

Miss Representation Movie Screening Watch this Award Winning Movie

Join us as we watch this award winning movie by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. It aims to answer the questions: how are women portrayed in the media and what are we going to do about it?

Watch the trailer:

Newest Miss Representation Trailer (2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection) from Miss Representation on Vimeo.

Stay afterward for a panel discussion with some of Pittsburgh's leaders in Women's issues.

Members: Pre-Sale $5, At the Door $10
Nonmembers: Pre-Sale $7, At the Door $12
*All proceeds benefit Miss Representation the organization*

_This film contacts graphic representations of women. We recommend any student under the age of 18 is accompanied by a parent._

November 24, 2011 to February 6, 2016

WYEP Thanksgiving Day Programming

Thanksgiving Holiday Special Programs
Schedule for Thursday, November 24, 2011 on 91.3fm WYEP

6-7am - Elvis Presley: Young Man with the Big Beat: 1956 was a pivotal year in the career of Elvis Presley. This hour-long feature focuses on Presley’s career during this 12 month period with RCA through studio master recordings and outtakes; live performances, interviews; and much more.

7-8am - Hank Williams: The Lost Notebooks: Created from writings left behind by Country music's "lovesick blues boy," The Lost Notebooks Of Hank Williams premieres the first-ever performances of 12 previously unheard Hank Williams lyric compositions newly set to music by 13 artists whose own sensibilities have been profoundly shaped by Williams.

1-4pm - Third Coast Audio Festival 2011: Since its inception, the Third Coast Audio Festival has celebrated and supported producers and other artists making compelling, relevant, and innovative audio documentary work of all styles; and has worked to bring this fresh and vital work to audiences throughout the world. Made up of eight distinct yet complementary elements, the TCF promotes audio culture for radiomakers and listeners worldwide.

4-5pm – Rosanne Cash Live Zone C: An active Twitter user, Rosanne Cash enlisted her followers to vote for the songs to be featured in this radio concert based in Zone C (as she refers to her home). The show was pre-recorded on November 2 from her living room in New York City and provides a unique opportunity for Cash to celebrate the breadth of her songbook and connect with new and loyal fans in a mix of social and traditional media.

5-6pm – Jimi Hendrix: The Live Experience: The year is 1968 and Jimi Hendrix is touring his sophomore release, Axis: Bold As Love. This feature captures the fiery live performances that highlight Jimi Hendrix’s tragically short career.

December 30, 2011 to January 2, 2012

2011 Year in Review Programs

Another year in the books, another year of great music, another ocean of unique and groundbreaking musical efforts that demand a look back. What are your favorites from 2011?

Join WYEP as we reflect on this year's best albums, local artists and live performances. Tune in to hear who is 2011's Artist of the Year, Local Artist of Year and more.

**Friday, December 30**
*2011 Departures*
9-10am _Hosted by Production Director Brian Siewiorek_
A look back at the musicians that passed away in 2011, and their contributions to music.

*WYEP’s Live & Direct*
10am - 2pm
Highlight of the past year of in-studio performances from the WYEP Community Broadcast Center.

*WYEP’s Local Year in Review*
12 - 2pm _Hosted by Morning Mix Host and Local Music Director, Cindy Howes_
Cindy guides you through the best local and regional releases in this two hour show.

*WYEP’s Top 50 year in Review Countdown*
2 - 6pm _Hosted by Afternoon Mix Host Rosemary Welsch_
Rosemary counts down the Top 50 releases on WYEP from 2011, as selected by the WYEP program staff and featured in our annual Year in Review Book.

*Block Party Top 50 Songs Countdown*
8pm -Midnight
The Block Party is the latest addition to the WYEP program schedule, and features Indie Rock, Hip hop, Local bands, Rock, and Electronic music. Join us for the first Block Party countdown of the Top 50 tracks heard on the Block Party this part year.

**Saturday, December 31**
*WYEP’s Top 50 year in Review Countdown*
re-broadcast 12 - 4am

*WYEP’s Local Year in Review*
re-broadcast 6 - 8am

*WYEP’s Live & Direct*
re-broadcast 8 - 10am

*WYEP’s Top 50 year in Review Countdown*
re-broadcast 10am - 2pm

**Sunday, January 1**
*2011 Departures*
re-broadcast 8 - 9am

*WYEP’s Local Year in Review*
re-broadcast 9 - 11am

*WYEP’s Live & Direct*
re-broadcast 11am - 1pm

*WYEP’s Top 50 Year in Review Countdown*
re-broadcast 1 - 5pm

**Monday, January 2**
*2011 Departures*
re-broadcast 9 - 10am

*WYEP’s Local Year in Review*
re-broadcast 10am - 12pm

*WYEP’s Live & Direct*
re-broadcast 12 - 2pm

*WYEP’s Top 50 year in Review Countdown*
re-broadcast 2 - 6pm

*Block Party Top 50 Songs Countdown*
re-broadcast 8pm - Midnight

February 1, 2012 to February 29, 2012

Black History Month

WYEP celebrates Black History Month throughout the month of February. Tune in each weekday to catch the Black History Month Artist of the Day - these special segments highlight the career and historical impact of artists who changed the music world.

*Week One*
Feb. 1: John Legend
Feb. 2: Bo Diddley
Feb. 3: Sharon Jones & Dap Kings

*Week Two*
Feb. 6: Trombone Shorty
Feb. 7: B.B. King
Feb. 8: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Feb. 9: Peter Tosh
Feb. 10: Mavis Staples

*Week Three*
Feb. 13: Ruthie Foster
Feb. 14: Jimmy Cliff
Feb. 15: Cee Lo Green
Feb. 16: John Lee Hooker
Feb. 17: James Brown

*Week Four*
Feb. 20: Etta James
Feb. 21: Ben Harper
Feb. 22: Toots & Maytalls
Feb. 23: Michael Franti
Feb. 24: Booker T. Jones

*Week Five*
Feb. 27: The Roots ft K.R.I.T.
Feb. 28: Al Green
Feb. 29: Corrine Bailey Rae

Thank you for listening. Tune in March to hear special segments celebrating Women's History Month.

February 13, 2012 to February 6, 2016

Anti-Valentine's Day Show with Rosemary Welsch

This year celebrate Anti-Valentine’s Day by flaunting your singleness, your bad choices, or your favorite divorce by tuning in for WYEP’s annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Special.

“We’ll skewer those diehard romantics with cynicism, weeping, gnashing of teeth, and humor,” says Rosemary Welsch.

Listeners can submit their favorite, done-wronged love songs and venting anthems.

February 14, 2012 to February 6, 2016

Valentine's Day Show with Rosemary Welsch

For those visited by Cupid, Rosemary plays songs full of love and fun to celebrate the holiday. Listeners can submit their favorite love songs.

February 18, 2012 to February 6, 2016

Mike Canton's Soul Show presents The Soul Train Tribute - Part 2

Based on incredible listener response to a Soul Train Tribute show done last Saturday, The Soul Show host Mike Canton continues his recognition of the late Don Cornelius with even more great afro-funk, Motown and psychedelic soul music from 1971 - 1980.

“Soul Train’s impact on American society was that it mainstreamed a ‘subculture’ in previously unimagined ways,” says The Soul Show host Mike Canton. “Where Motown’s effort was to reach the general audience with a safe, somewhat sanitized approach, Soul Train’s ‘uncut’ music was discovered by a broader society that was both blown away and accepting of this previously unfamiliar subculture.”

Canton’s show will follow a chronological showcase of a different year in music during each 20-minute segment. Canton welcomes listener feedback and calls at 412.381.9900.

February 28, 2012 to February 6, 2016

The Record Room Vinyl Appreciation Hour

Calling all vinyl revivalists and enthusiasts! Join WYEP Midday Mix Host Mike Sauter for a night of vinyl appreciation with *"The Record Room."* The event will be *Tuesday, February 28th* from *7:00 to 8:00pm* at The WYEP Community Broadcast Center. Bring your favorite record and enjoy the warm sound, whether you're a casual listener or a vinyl addict.

Suggested donation of $5.

March 1, 2012 to March 31, 2012

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month on 91.3fm presents interviews by WYEP’s Rosemary Welsch, Cindy Howes and Brian Siewiorek that highlight the lives and contributions of women from Pittsburgh.

Each week in March two women will be featured at various times during the week (7:45am, 9:45am, 11:45am, 1:45pm, 3:45pm, 5:45pm, 8:45pm, and 10:45pm). The women discuss what they love about Pittsburgh and what they are doing to make it a more livable city for all of its residents.

Local women featured in WYEP’s Women’s History Month are:

*Chelsa Wagner* - Allegheny County Controller
*Beth Marcello* - Director, Women’s Business Development, PNC Bank
*Jane Werner* - Executive Director, Pittsbrugh Children’s Museum
*Jamie Hudson Fargo* - Ally McKill of Steel City Roller Derby Demons
*Linda Benedict-Jones* - Curator of Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art
*Kellee Maize* - Local rapper/performer
*Kate Dewey* - Principal, Dewey & Kaye
*Ellen McCallie* - Deputy Director, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

_Local support for Women's History Month on WYEP is provided by:_

April 18, 2012

Coming Home: A Public Forum

90.5fm Essential Public Radio is hosting a public forum to explore the world of soldiers returning home from war. The discussion will include a panel of distinguished guests including former U.S. Army airborne ranger Sean Parnell.

Paul Guggenheimer from 90.5fm's Essential Pittsburgh will host this live audience event which will be recorded and aired on Friday, April 20 at Noon and 8pm on 90.5fm.

Guests must register in advance.

April 21, 2012 to April 22, 2012

PGH Photo Fair

the first annual art fair in Pittsburgh promoting the discussion of photo-graphy within the contemporary and fine art market. PGH Photo Fair will host six to eight internationally known dealers to exhibit museum-quality prints and photo-based art spanning the history of the medium, from 20th Century vintage prints to contemporary photography and photographic book art.

April 21, 2012

Record Store Day 2012

Celebrate independent record stores and music with WYEP!

Stop by Dave's Music Mine on the South Side on Record Store Day - the first 50 people who make a purchase will receive a free copy of WYEP's Live & Direct Volume 13 - our 2011 release of performances recorded live at the WYEP Community Broadcast Center.

And click here anytime to complete your collection of Live & Direct CDs.

April 30, 2012

Pittsburgh Strong Awards

The Strong Awards is an annual celebration of the strong women whose volunteerism enables Strong Women, Strong Girls to set at-risk girls on a path from the classroom to the boardroom. The event also honors a community leader who has excelled as a mentor and role model for girls with the annual Spark Award.

May 4, 2012

WYEP's Live & Direct Volume 14 CD Release Party

Join us Friday, May 4 as we celebrate the release of Live & Direct Volume 14 at our release party at Schenley Plaza.

The event starts at 6:30pm, and features music starting at 7pm with local artist Mark Dignam, and a headlining performance by Sahara Smith. The party is free and open to the public; no tickets needed.

Live & Direct Volume 14 is the latest in our collection of in-studio performances, and is available to current WYEP Members for an additional gift of $35, or at the $75 level for New or Renewing Members. Reserve your copy online at wyep.org or pick one up at the party!

May 5, 2012

Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society presents "Metropolis"

One of the most visually stunning movies ever made, this 1927 silent film is set in a futuristic city where the gap between rich and poor has become huge --- and follows the love affair between a privileged young man and a working girl.

Clark Wilson, one of the finest practitioners of the art of silent film scoring, will accompany the screening on Pittsburgh's only Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

Tickets are $15 at the door. Presented by the Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society, which is dedicated to preserving the glorious heritage of the theatre pipe organ and to presenting this wondrous musical instrument to the general public in concerts and other programs throughout the year. For more information, call (724) 446-9744

May 10, 2012

This American Life LIVE!

On Thursday, May 10th, 2012, Host Ira Glass and friends will perform an episode of This American Life on stage at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in NYC, and send it live* via satellite to more than 500 movie theaters across the country. The show will feature popular contributors David Rakoff and Mike Birbiglia, music by the rock band OK Go, dance performance by Monica Bill Barnes & Company, original animation and short films, comedy by Tig Notaro, a story by Glynn Washington (host of NPR's newest hit show Snap Judgment, and special surprise guests. Public radio stations across the country have partnered with This American Life and Public Radio International to present local screenings. It's radio like you've never seen it before!
Tickets are $20 at most theaters.