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WYEP's 2020 Pittsburgh Artist of the Year: INEZ

While 2020 has been a difficult year in many ways, our music scene in Pittsburgh rose to the challenge.

So many amazing songs and albums were released by Pittsburgh artists this year.

WYEP Morning Host Joey Spehar and Liz Felix, Program Director and host of the Pittsburgh Music Hour, shared their favorites on the Pittsburgh Music 2020 Spotify list, below.

Congratulations to INEZ, whose debut record “Voicemails and Conversations” made a big impression on WYEP staff and listeners, and earned her the title of 2020 Pittsburgh Artist of the Year.

Listen to Joey’s conversation with INEZ when she was named Pittsburgh Artist of the Year here.

Joey Spehar is a Pittsburgh native who started as a volunteer D.J. at WYEP, fresh out of college in 2006. He took on any job they’d let him do like editing audio, engineering remote broadcasts, and shoveling snow.
Program Director & Block Party Host Liz Felix joined WYEP in 2019 after working for a public radio show called BirdNote in Seattle. Felix started her career as a DJ at her college station at the University of Illinois and has worked as a Program Director, Music Director, and DJ at stations in Missouri and Akron, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Her time as Music Director at The Summit in Akron led the station to be featured in Paste magazine as well as to be nominated for AAA Radio Station of The Year by Radio and Records.