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Local Natives Interview

Local Natives recently performed at Stage AE.  Guitarist/keyboardist/singer Ryan Hahn spoke with Cindy about what it's like living in LA, the Hummingbird record, keeping friendship going while making music, and their recent performance on the David Letterman Show.

Interview with Gwil Sainsbury of Alt-J

In light of their recent sold out performance at Mr. Small's Theatre, bassist/guitarist Gwil Sainsbury, of the band Alt-J called into the station. Cindy and Gwil chat about the unique name of the band, the band's sound, winning the British Mercury Prize and what doors that has...

Interview with Joseph Arthur

Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur talks with Cindy about this new fan-funded album The Ballad of Boogie Christ, its concept and guest appearances, as well as skateboarding with Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison.

Prince Turns 55

Prince Rogers Nelson – better known simply as Prince – turns 55 years old today. The legendary singer and guitar player from Minneapolis is a major player in the music industry.  Prince has released 10 platinum albums, 30 Top 40 singles, and has literally hundreds of songs...

Michael Cunningham of Neighbours

In light of their upcoming performance at the WYEP Summer Music Festival, Michael Cunningham stopped by the studio to discuss what's its like being a band in the Pittsburgh music scene, the start of Neighbours, the theatre roots of his singing and his eccentric live performances.

Emily Haines Guest DJ

On the occasion of the band Metric playing in Pittsburgh, Emily Haines plays Guest DJ on the Morning Mix with Cindy Howes. 

WYEP Presents Bricolage Production Company's "Midnight Radio"

WYEP presents an episode of Brocolage Production Company's "Midnight Radio", featuring the original play, "The Haunted". Based on first-hand research, "The Haunted" is an especially spooky installment of Midnight Radio written by Jeffrey Carpenter and writer Matthew Adams.

Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man

Zach Carothers, founding member of the band Portugal. The Man, recently spoke with Morning Mix host Cindy Howes about the band's newest record Evil Friends.

Wings' Jimmy McCulloch Birthday Tribute with Mike Sauter

Midday Mix Host and Music Director, Mike Sauter, talks to Cindy Howes about Wings' guitarist, the late Jimmy McCulloch, on what would have been his 60th birthday.

Peter Yarrow's 75th Birthday

Ken Batista - host of WYEP's An American Sampler - talked about the music of Peter Yarrow with Cindy Howes and Joey Spehar on Yarrow's 75th birthday.

Peter Yarrow's 75th Birthday

Ken Batista - host of WYEP's An American Sampler - talked about the music of Peter Yarrow with Cindy Howes and Joey Spehar on Yarrow's 75th birthday.

Live & Direct with Guster

Guster in the WYEP Studios on May 30, 2013.

Brian from Guster Guest DJ Set

Brian Rosenworcel, drummer for Guster, plays a special drum-centric Guest DJ set on The Morning Mix with Cindy Howes.

Interview with Brent DeBoer of The Dandy Warhols

Brent DeBoer of The Dandy Warhols talks to Cindy Howes before that start of their anniversary tour of their landmark Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia album. 

Bob Dylan's 72nd birthday: Scott Mervis Guest DJ

For Bob Dylan’s 72nd birthday, Scott Mervis of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will be in spinning and talking Dylan songs as our special Guest DJ.

Discumentary: Grant Lee Buffalo "Mighty Joe Moon"

Grant Lee Buffalo's 1994 album is their most successful. Anchored on the songwriting and singing of Grant Lee Phillips, the album was recorded after a year's worth of touring for their debut album.  It includes their most well-known song "Mockingbirds".

WYEP Remembers Ray Manzarek

Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for The Doors, died due to cancer on May 20, 2013. Manzarek not only co-founded the pioneering band with singer Jim Morrison, but he influenced and inspired countless younger bands and musicians. WYEP's Mike Sauter revisited Manzarek's history and...

Third Thursdays at WYEP: Sleep Experiments

Sleep Experiments perform at WYEP's local music happy hour on May 16, 2013.

Bill Deasy Guest DJ

Bill Deasy plays Guest DJ on the Morning Mix with Cindy Howes.

Grant-Lee Phillips Guest DJ

Grant-Lee Phillips, formerly of Grant Lee Buffalo, plays Guest DJ on The Morning Mix with Cindy Howes.

David Wax Museum Guest DJ

David Wax of David Wax Museum plays guest DJ with Morning Mix host Cindy Howes.

Lyle Lovett on The Morning Mix

Lyle Lovett talked to Morning Mix host Cindy Howes about his farm, the influence of The Church in his music, Texas, working with Robert Altman and more.

Andrew WK Guest DJ

Musician, record producer, motivational speaker, and professional party starter Andrew WK played Guest DJ on the Morning Mix.

Aimee Mann on the Morning Mix

Aimee Mann talked to Morning Mix host Cindy Howes about her new project with Ted Leo, being "funny" and about her two amazing cats. 

American Originals: Randy Newman

American Originals is WYEP's monthly series devoted to essential American artists and their music. This time we feature the work of Randy Newman. We'll hear his work as a songwriter, performer, arranger and conductor. Including versions of his songs performed by Etta James, Levon Helm, and more...


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