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American Originals: Lou Reed

American Originals is WYEP's monthly series devoted to essential American artists and their music. This episode is on the career of Lou Reed. From the Velvet Underground to his solo...

Tribute To Lou Reed on The Morning Mix

The legendary poet, singer and musician Lou Reed died Sunday at the age of 71. Matt Wrbican, chief archivist at The Andy Warhol  museum in Pittsburgh shares his thoughts on Lou Reed, starting with his time in The Velvet Underground, when he first met Andy Warhol.

War of the Worlds 75th Anniversary Guest DJ Set

On the 75th anniversary of War Of The Worlds, Midnight Radio's Tami Dixon plays some fantastic War of The Worlds themed songs for her Guest DJ set.

Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog Guest DJ Set

Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog plays Guest DJ on The Morning Mix with Cindy Howes.

Juliana Hatfield on Minor Alps, new band with Matthew Caws

Juliana Hatfield talks to Cindy Howes on The Morning Mix about Minor Alps, her new project with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf.

Mason Jennings on The Morning Mix

Mason Jennings is releasing his latest studio album - Always Been - this November.  Joey Spehar of The Morning Mix spoke with Jennings about his new album and the fact that Pittsburgh will always claim him as a Native Son.

Hawksley Workman Guest DJs on the Morning Mix

Hawksley Workman joins Cindy Howes for a Guest DJ set on the Morning Mix.

Patty Griffin's Lost Album Silver Bell

Billy Beard, Patty Griffin's percussionist on her Silver Bell album, talks to Cindy Howes on about the newly released, fomerly lost recording.

Tribute to Van Morrison's Moondance

In honor of Moondance's deluxe reissue, Local singer and Irish-born singer, Mark Dignam, talked more about the greatness of Van Morrison's 1970 masterpiece with Morning Mix host, Cindy Howes.

Remembering Elliott Smith

On the 10th anniversary of his death, Joey Spehar of The Morning Mix and Andy Cook of The Block Party discuss the life, music, and legacy of Elliott Smith.

Third Thursdays at WYEP: Steven Foxbury

Steven Foxbury performs at WYEP's local music happy hour on October 17, 2013.

Discumentary: Sigur Rós "Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust"

Translated to "With A Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly", Sigur Rós' 5th album was one of many changes.  They developed it with a different process, recorded it outside of their home country of Iceland, with a different producer.  The result is one of their more happy sounding...

Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket on The Morning Mix

Glen Phillips, frontman for Toad The Wet Sprocket, talks to Cindy Howes about the bands' first new album since 1997, New Constellation.

Josiah Johnson from The Head and The Heart on The Morning Mix

Josiah Johnson from The Head and The Heart talks to Cindy Howes about the new album Let's Be Still.

Tribute to Velvet Underground singer, Nico

On what would have been her 75th birthday, we have Ben Harrison, Curator of Performing Arts at The Andy Warhol Museum, and also Matt Wrbican, Chief Archivist at The Warhol in to talk about the life and legacy of Nico.

Paul Simon Birthday Set with Andy Mulkerin

On the occasion of Paul Simon's birthday and release of The Complete Collection, Andy Mulkerin of City Paper joins Cindy Howes to play some of Simon's best songs.

The Voice of NPR, Frank Tavares, Guest DJs on The Morning Mix

Frank Tavares is not only the most heard voice on NPR (you can hear him reading the funding credits several times a day), but he also the author of The Man Who Built Boxes, a book of short stories. Mr. Tavares was kind enough to play some of his favorite story songs in...

Live & Direct with Joe Grushecky

Joe Grushecky at the WYEP Studios on October 2nd, 2013.

American Originals: Hank Williams

American Originals is WYEP's monthly series devoted to essential American artists and their music. In this episode, we focus on the life of Hank Williams. For a man who spent only twenty-nine years on this earth, Hank Williams had an enormous impact on music.

Live & Direct with Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg at the WYEP Studios on October 1st, 2013.

Interview with Matt Pryor

Matt Pryor of the Get Up Kids and The New Amsterdams has a prolific solo career and also fronts a kid-friendly group called The Terrible Twos. Pryor recently spoke with Joey Spehar of The Morning Mix about his new EP with James Dewees, his forthcoming solo album, and cooking backstage at Mr....

Bela Fleck Guest DJs on the Morning Mix

Bela Fleck joins Cindy Howes for a guest DJ set on the Morning Mix.

Alastair Moock Guest DJ Set

Alastair Moock joined Joey Spehar of The Morning Mix for a kid-friendly Guest DJ set.

Live & Direct with Okkervil River

Okkervil River at the WYEP Studios on September 30th, 2013.

Live & Direct with Stars

Stars at the WYEP Studios on September 27th, 2013.

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