WYEP Special Programming

Date
September 5, 2011 to October 23, 2014

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/

"Moonstones":http://www.moonhaven.com/Moonhaven/moonstones.html

November 24, 2011 to October 23, 2014

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 October 23, 2014

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 October 23, 2014

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 October 23, 2014

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.

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:_

July 16, 2013

InnerBeat Drum School at WYEP

Discover your rhythm with InnerBeat Drum School at the WYEP Community Broadcast Center. 

Children and adults of all ages are welcomed to come learn how to drum with a qualified local drum teacher, George Guest, the owner and drum teacher of InnerBeat. He offers his energetic classes to students of all ages--he'll work with anyone willing to learn.

Drum classes can be a good summer enrichment activity for kids and adults. They're also cheaper than you think, just pay for the lessons and the equipment package. 

George is offering two 3-week courses, one for kids ages 6 to 12 and one for teens and adults. Both 40-minute weekly classes start at 10 a.m. The young kids class starts on Tuesday, July 16. The teen and adult class starts on Wednesday, July 17. 

The 3-week course costs $60 for WYEP members and $70 for nonmembers. The equipment package costs $60 and includes a practice pad, lesson book and drumsticks. 

Payments for lessons and equipment should be made at the InnerBeat website, find the WYEP 2013 Summer Class webpage.

Class sizes will range from 5 to 15 students. Missed classes will not be refunded, there are no make-up lessons.