January 8, 2018 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from The Thrills.

 

 

 

  • Song: ""

  • Album:
  • Year:
  • Comment: New Years Day (no Key Tracks)

 

 

  • Song: "One Horse Town"

  • Album: So Much For The City
  • Year: 2003

 

 

  • Song: "Our Wasted Lives"

  • Album: Let's Bottle Bohemia
  • Year: 2004

 

 

  • Song: "Big Sur"

  • Album: So Much For The City
  • Year: 2003

 

 

  • Song: "Not For All the Love in the World"

  • Album: Let's Bottle Bohemia
  • Year: 2004

 

 

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January 3, 2018 by cindy@wyep.org

Due to legal restrictions, much of WYEP's on-demand audio content will be available for a two-week window only. This will include most guest DJ sets, hour-long artist tributes, and other types of audio specials. 

This means that if you see a great new guest DJ set posted to our website or you missed our fabulous Year in Review or Departures show (which paid tribute to those musicians who died in 2017), don't put off checking it out! You'll need to listen sooner rather than later. We'll indicate in the text accompanying the audio the date until when the material will be available. 

For now, most of our Live & Direct Sessions, the Local 913 segments, and The Local 913 Live performances will not be affected by this limitation. 

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December 29, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 4 key tracks that you need to know from Peter, Bjorn, and John.

 

 

 

  • Song: ""

  • Album:
  • Year:

 

 

  • Song: "It Don't Move Me"

  • Album: Living Thing
  • Year: 2009

 

 

  • Song: "Let's Call It Off"

  • Album: Writer's Block
  • Year: 2006

 

 

  • Song: "Breakin' Point"

  • Album: Breakin' Point
  • Year: 2016

 

 

  • Song: "Young Folks"

  • Album: Writer's Block
  • Year: 2006

 

 

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December 20, 2017 by mike@wyep.org

 

2017 New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Programming, 12/31-1/1

 

We have a special programming on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Below is a list of what will be different and what will be the same on our programming schedule.

 

 

Sunday, December 31st

 

  • 5-8 PM: An American Sampler - Host Ken Batista presents the best music of 2017 aired on the show.
  • 8-midnight: Countdown to 2018 - Great party music for listeners, including a countdown to midnight and "Auld Lang Syne" to ring in the new year. Perfect whether you're having a New Year's Eve party, are heading downtown to First Night, or want to watch TV coverage of the ball dropping with the sound turned down!

 

(Bluegrass Jam Session and Thistle and Shamrock will be preempted.)

 

Monday, January 1st

 

  • 5-10 AM, 2-7 PM, and 11 PM-4 AM - Year in Review Show - Rosemary Welsch counts down WYEP's top 50 albums of 2017, along with musical highlights of the year.

 

  • 1-3 AM, 10 AM-noon, and 7-9 PM - Departures - A look back at great musicians we lost in 2017. Hosted by Brian Siewiorek.

     

  • 3-5 AM, noon-2 PM, and 9-11 PM - Local Year in Review - A spotlight on some of the best releases by local musicians in 2017. Hosted by Cindy Howes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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December 18, 2017 by cindy@wyep.org

Back in June, Aimee Mann responded postively to a viral tweet from Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (which is all chronicled here). Peduto is a known music lover and has been seen on stage shaking the tambo and for his epic collaboration with Guster. This lead to WYEP's Cindy Howes suggesting the Mayor join Mann on stage to play tambourine the next time she was in town. 

Last night, Mann played to a packed house at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland. It was uncertain it Peduto would show, even for Aimee, it seemed.

 

However, he was in the house and joined Aimee (and Ted Leo!) on stage for her final song before the encore! The crowd went wild:

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December 18, 2017 by mike@wyep.org

2017 Holiday Programming, 12/23-12/25

 

We have a lot of special programming for the upcoming holiday weekend. Below is a list of what will be different and what will be the same on our programming schedule.

 

Saturday, December 23rd

 

  • 6-10AM: Kevin Gavin All-Request Holiday Music Special - Kevin Gavin, from our sister station WESA, is hosting a decades-long tradition: an all-request holiday music program. The program will air live on WESA on Friday from noon to 4 PM, but you can hear it on WYEP on Saturday morning.

(E-Town and Saturday Sunrise will be preempted for the Kevin Gavin All-Request Holiday Music Special.)

Sunday, December 24th

 

  • 2-5 PM and 8-midnight: Christmas Music Mix - A continuous mix of holiday songs, traditional and new. Listen for a uniquely WYEP approach to the holidays featuring music both obvious and obscure.

 

  • 5-8 PM - An American Sampler - Host Ken Batista will present an all-holiday themed show.

 

  • The WYEP Coffeehouse and the Roots & Rhythm Mix will feature some holiday music to give their shows a unique festive spin.

 

(The Sunday Mix, Bluegrass Jam Session, and Thistle & Shamrock will be preempted.)

 

Monday, December 25th

 

  • midnight-10 PM: Christmas Music Mix - A continuous mix of holiday songs, traditional and new. Listen for a uniquely WYEP approach to the holidays featuring music both obvious and obscure.

 

(All shows prior to 10 PM will be preempted.)

 

 

 

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December 15, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from moe..

 

 

 

  • Song: "New York City"

  • Album: Dither
  • Year: 2001

 

 

  • Song: "One Way Traffic"

  • Album: What Happened To the La Las
  • Year: 2012

 

 

  • Song: "Cathedral"

  • Album: Sticks and Stones
  • Year: 2008

 

 

  • Song: "Tailspin"

  • Album: The Conch
  • Year: 2007

 

 

  • Song: "Downward Facing Dog"

  • Album: What Happened To the La Las
  • Year: 2012

 

 

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December 8, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Stars.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Real Thing"

  • Album: There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Song: "Take Me To the Riot"

  • Album: In Our Bedroom After the War
  • Year: 2007

 

 

  • Song: "The Night Starts Here"

  • Album: In Our Bedroom After the War
  • Year: 2007

 

 

  • Song: "Through the Mines"

  • Album: The North
  • Year: 2012

 

 

  • Song: "Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It"

  • Album: The North
  • Year: 2012

 

 

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December 1, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Jason Isbell.

 

 

 

  • Song: "If We Were Vampires"

  • Album: The Nashville Sound
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Song: "It Takes A Lifetime"

  • Album: Something More Than Free
  • Year: 2015

 

 

  • Song: "Super 8"

  • Album: Southeastern
  • Year: 2013

 

 

  • Song: "24 Frames"

  • Album: Something More Than Free
  • Year: 2015

 

 

  • Song: "Hope the High Road"

  • Album: The Nashville Sound
  • Year: 2017

 

 

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November 20, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Morcheeba.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Rome Wasn't Built In A Day"

  • Album: Fragments of Freedom
  • Year: 2000

 

 

  • Song: "Part Of The Process"

  • Album: Big Calm
  • Year: 1998

 

 

  • Song: "Wonders Never Cease"

  • Album: The Antidote
  • Year: 2005

 

 

  • Song: "Let Me See"

  • Album: Big Calm
  • Year: 1998

 

 

  • Song: "Trigger Hippie"

  • Album: Who Can You Trust?
  • Year: 1995
  • Comment: First Single

 

 

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November 10, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from David Byrne.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Don't Fence Me In"

  • Album: Red Hot + Blue
  • Year: 1990
  • Comment: Released on the Red Hot + Blue compilation, this song was written for an unproduced Western musical. The song has been covered by (among others): Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and The Killers.

 

 

  • Song: "Neighborhood"

  • Album: Look Into the Eyeball
  • Year: 2001

 

 

  • Song: "Life Is Long"

  • Album: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
  • Year: 2008
  • Comment: The second collaboration between Eno and Byrne, 'Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" fuses gospel harmonies with modern styles of production.

 

 

  • Song: "Like Humans Do"

  • Album: Look Into the Eyeball
  • Year: 2001
  • Comment: This track was used by Microsoft to demo the Windows Media Player, a new program in Windows XP.

 

 

  • Song: "Angels"

  • Album: David Byrne
  • Year: 1994
  • Comment: "Angels" was the lead single off of Byrne's 1994 self-titled album.

 

 

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November 3, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Real Estate.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Stained Glass"

  • Album: In Mind
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Song: "It's Real"

  • Album: Days
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Talking Backwards"

  • Album: Atlas
  • Year: 2014

 

 

  • Song: "Green Aisles"

  • Album: Days
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Darling"

  • Album: In Mind
  • Year: 2017

 

 

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November 3, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Real Estate.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Stained Glass"

  • Album: In Mind
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Song: "It's Real"

  • Album: Days
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Talking Backwards"

  • Album: Atlas
  • Year: 2014

 

 

  • Song: "Green Aisles"

  • Album: Days
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Darling"

  • Album: In Mind
  • Year: 2017

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

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November 1, 2017 by abby

Dear friends and supporters of 91.3 WYEP:

You may have seen news over the past week that WYEP is collaborating with the City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership on a project intended to support and bolster Pittsburgh’s music ecosystem. I wanted to share some detail on the project with you, and then explain why we believe this is so important to our community.

The goal of our project is simple:  to make Pittsburgh a city that better embraces music and musicians by   identifying the things that get in the way.  Our initiative will examine all the regulations, policies and guidelines surrounding live music in the city. We will be working with an experienced consultant, digging into everything from sound ordinances and complaint mediation to zoning and permitting…and we will also create an inventory of the music ecosystem in Pittsburgh and seek to attract the kinds of businesses necessary for musicians and venues to be sustainable. Artists, venue owners, music businesses, educational institutions and residents will all have a chance to add to the conversation, and together we will create a music ecosystem that supports the diverse and amazing music scene we have now and that we want to have in the future.

Pittsburgh is in the midst of a great resurgence, from our growing tech sector to our thriving restaurant scene. With this resurgence comes national accolades for all the wonderful amenities that Pittsburgh has to offer and I believe wholeheartedly that the original music being made here can and should be recognized as one of our great strengths. Pittsburgh’s local music scene is filled with diverse and amazing talent. There is a rich and iconic music history in Pittsburgh that we can celebrate. There are interesting spaces in our unique neighborhoods that add to the quality of life in our communities. There is an economic advantage to presenting live music that can lead to financial sustainability for venues, artists and businesses. Now is the time to set the foundation so that Pittsburgh musicians can do what they do best and we can all be proud of them when they make national headlines.

As a local institution with a mission to enrich the community through music, WYEP brings people together to experience music in any number of ways. We help connect people to artists and artists to audiences. As a local nonprofit that serves the entire region and is committed to music discovery, WYEP can facilitate conversations that will lead to systemic change, allowing this music scene to thrive. This is an exciting time to be a music lover and I thank you for supporting all our efforts here at 91.3 WYEP.  

 

Abby Goldstein

WYEP General Manager

 

 

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October 27, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Kate Bush.

 

 

 

  • Song: "King of the Mountain"

  • Album: Aerial
  • Year: 2005
  • Comment: A commentary on the ubiquitous fame of Elvis, the B-Side of this single was a cover of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing."

 

 

  • Song: "The Red Shoes"

  • Album: The Red Shoes
  • Year: 1993
  • Comment: Inspired by the 1948 film The Red Shoes, which itself was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale from the 1800s.

 

 

  • Song: "Love and Anger"

  • Album: The Sensual World
  • Year: 1989
  • Comment: The final single from The Sensual World. Like many of her videos from 1989 onward, the video was directed by Bush herself.

 

 

  • Song: "Wuthering Heights"

  • Album: The Kick Inside
  • Year: 1978
  • Comment: Bush's debut single, "Wuthering Heights," was the first time a self-written song by a woman appeared at number one on the UK charts. It remains one of Bush's most beloved and iconic songs, and set the stage for her entire career.

 

 

  • Song: "Running Up That Hill"

  • Album: Hounds of Love
  • Year: 1985
  • Comment: The first single for Bush's Hounds of Love album, "Running Up That Hill" deals with the complex nature of gender dynamics in a relationship. It was prominently used in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

 

 

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