Paula Hinston

Paula Hinston, Event Producer

This year as WYEP celebrates its 40th Anniversary of broadcasting across Pittsburgh airwaves, I’ve chosen to own the self-titled “Best Dream Job at a Radio Station” distinction.   I like it better than the one given to me at home:  “Queen of Foo Foo. “

My dream job is working in collaboration with programming, marketing, development, and community education in creating, planning, and executing the many special events supporting WYEP’s 40th Anniversary celebration.   You might say that 40 is my lucky number!

You can bet that 2014 will be a year of remembering those who were instrumental in the development of WYEP while paying tribute to our members and the music that matters the most.  It won’t be all flashback and nostalgia but more in keeping with the WYEP mission of maintaining an independent voice that inspires you through music either over the airwaves or in live production.  Expect to be exposed to new sounds, sensational live performances, and warm-weather festivals where sitting on your blanket, not wrapped up in it, will be more in tune with enjoying a day of outdoor entertainment.

As a lover of live events, music, and radio, my wish is to see you this year and together celebrate 40 years of the music you hear daily on WYEP.  Mark your calendar now and plan to attend the many events we are dreaming up for you including the Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings show on April 13th at the Byham, Summer Music Festival on June 28 at Schenley Plaza, and a big-time Gala celebration this fall. 

Ask me a question or submit event suggestions to : Paula@WYEP.org