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Pittsburgh Music Moments

July is Love Pittsburgh Music Month, and we’ve got a new feature to share. Gretchen Unico is your host every Monday night at 9 for Pittsburgh Music Moments, a deep dive into the eras and genres of music that shaped our city’s history.

July 4: The Jazz Era

Starting in the 1920’s, Pittsburgh was host to a vibrant scene for jazz artists.

Pittsburgh Music Moments - Jazz

July 11: Doo-Wop

In the 1950’s, Pittsburgh artists and radio stations were on the ground floor of a new genre of music called Doo-Wop.

Pittsburgh Music Moments - Doo-Wop

July 18: Garage Rock and Garage Rock Revival

An explosive new sound made its way onto the scene in the 60’s, and echoed throughout the decades that followed in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Music Moments - Garage Rock and Garage Rock Revival

July 25: Pittsburgh New Wave

New wave music with a Rust Belt rock n’ roll edge was on the rise in Pittsburgh in the 70’s and 80’s.

Pittsburgh Music Moments - New Wave

Gretchen Unico joined WYEP in January 2022, but her love for music blossomed at the age of 14 when she discovered The Monkees. Since then, she has been captivated by the unique sounds of the ’60s and ’70s eras. Her fascination with the diverse genres of those decades is fueled by the interesting stories behind the evolution of each music scene. Gretchen’s passion for music extends to vinyl records, of which she started collecting in high school. She relishes the experience of playing vintage albums on her turntable, feeling connected to the history and memories embedded in each record. Through her love for music, Gretchen has opened herself up to a world full of endless possibilities, and she looks forward to discovering more hidden gems from the past.